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Staff Research Scientist - Identity and Authentication
Company: Visa
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/17/2022
Expire Date: 11/13/2022
Job Categories: Government and Policy, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Science, Research & Development
Job Description
Staff Research Scientist - Identity and Authentication

Visa Research: Visa Research is an organization that focuses exclusively on the scientific foundations of existing, emerging, and future commerce-related technologies. With the establishment of a formal research organization and the associated long-term dedication to technology research, Visa joins the ranks of a small number of industry leaders with both the insight and ability to substantially influence and systemically impact the future.

As a Staff Research Scientist in the Systems Security team, you will conduct world-class security research that contributes to the long-term agenda for identity and authentication and its application to digital payments. This represents an exciting chance to create key contributions to Visa's strategic vision as the world-leading digital payments company. You must have an outstanding academic track record in fundamental and applied research in identity and authentication. We are looking for self-starters with strong attention to detail, and excellent collaboration skills.


  • Conduct fundamental and applied research on designing, developing, and securing next-generation identity and authentication technologies across a large spectrum of applications related to payments, as well as secure data protection.
  • Deliver high-impact intellectual property values through research publications and patents.
  • Collaborate with researchers in adjacent teams, including Advanced Cryptography and Artificial Intelligence to deliver innovative technologies, insights, and products to Visa business units to build new growth opportunities.
  • Collaborate with our partners in academia, industry, and government on key initiatives to advance our identity and authentication research goals.
  • Cultivate positive relationships at all levels.

Job duties and projects could include:

  • Privacy-Preserving Digital Identity
  • Secure Account Recovery
  • Privacy-Preserving Biometrics
  • Secure Continuous Authentication
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