MasterCard Systems Analyst in Edinburgh, United States

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world€™s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Systems Analyst

All about us

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world€™s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Mastercard Payment Gateway Services is a payment service provider. We offer merchants around the world an omni-channel payment gateway with integrated services (e.g. fraud risk management, alternative payment methods, currency conversion) while reducing their exposure to pain (chargebacks, PCI-DSS compliance etc.).

Using proven modern technologies we deliver challenging and rewarding projects in an open, collaborative environment where each solution demands high-availability, security, and scalability.

We pride ourselves on working hard to deliver projects on time, to a high standard, and doing so without an overtime culture. This is a fast-paced and dynamic team, where individual projects are short & varied, and a close-working approach with product & development teams delivers the right solution.

Job Title

Systems Analyst

Overview

This is a Systems Analyst role within the Mastercard Payment Gateway Services Analyst team, based in Edinburgh. The Analyst team supports the delivery of payment gateway solutions in a fast-paced Agile environment. We work closely with Product and Development teams based alongside us in Edinburgh, and also with remote teams based in Cape Town, Dublin and elsewhere in the UK.

The nature of our projects is centred on back end system interactions i.e. payment gateway communication with 3rd parties such as merchants, acquiring banks or other payment services providers. To achieve this, the focus of the systems analyst is to work within the detail of system interface specs, data mapping and gap analysis. Whilst there are supporting tools available to our customers to facilitate their integration to our products, there tends to be very little UI work involved.

Solid analysis skills are a must for this role, as is a technical understanding and interest.

Agile experience and writing user stories would stand you in good stead.

Payment experience would be ideal but not essential.

There is no travel requirements with this role, we make good use of Skype & video conferencing.

Role:

Work closely with internal Product Managers to understand high level business needs & business requirements. * Please note this is not a client-facing role.

Collaborating with your Agile development team to understand the impact on gateway systems and agree the optimal functional solution

Through team backlog creation/grooming sessions and individual elaboration activity, define user stories that capture the functional requirements identified to meet the agreed solution.

Take an active part in the end of release demonstrations to the wider team

Produce internal & external-facing supporting documentation using standard templates and natural language.

Perform initial impact assessments on new project work, to facilitate estimations.

Technical Skills:

Key competencies are required in working with internal & external interfaces, with APIs & xml.

Basic competencies in SQL/querying writing are useful.

Familiarity with diagrammatical system representations, e.g. sequence diagrams

Person Profile:

Solid analytical skills are essential, i.e. the ability to take high level requirements and drill these down into detailed functional requirements under your own initiative.

Comfortable working at a detailed level with interface specifications & doing related data mappings.

Ability to work collaboratively with development and business stakeholders within an Agile team

Able to communicate effectively with both business & technical audiences

Payments experience is a plus but not essential

Empowerment and accountability.

Thoughtful Risk Taking.

Committed to deliver on time and to quality.

Willingness to learn and get stuck in

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Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: R-53178