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MasterCard Director, Software Development Engineering (Decision Management Program) in Dublin, Ireland

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Director, Software Development Engineering (Decision Management Program)

The Mastercard Fraud Platform team in Dublin have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Software Development Manager to help grow a newly established team that will be working on designing and developing new capabilities on the MasterCard Fraud Management Platform. The Fraud Platform provides sophisticated business solutions to authenticate users and combat fraud.

· Are you passionate about low latency (the speed it takes to authorise a payment card), high

volume (think Google searches and then some), and highly available (5 9s) software


· Would you like to work on a team that is building industry leading solutions for fighting fraud?

· Do you want to learn cutting edge technologies and help solve complex business problems?

...we would like to hear from you!


We are seeking an experienced and energetic Software Development Manager to provide leadership and direction to deliver mission critical Fraud Platform solutions within the Security Solutions group in Mastercard. We are committed to bringing passion and a customer focus to everything we do.

The ideal candidate will be technically proficient with strong experience leading engineering teams. They will have full software lifecycle experience and a strong track record of delivery – from initial concept and design, to implementation and ultimately production.

As a member of the Software Development leadership team, you will be passionate about building a world class engineering team that enjoy what they do. A strong focus on quality is a must, as is seeking out and driving continuous improvements.

As a software development manager, you will be responsible for solution delivery. You will be confident in advising the wider project team on matters of design, enhancements, optimisation and implementation, while being commercially aware and able to make sound judgement calls.


· Provide technical leadership for the development of the Fraud platform architecture into a

micro service driven cloud and on prem solution.

· Drive the next generation of our Fraud platform, balancing business and technical needs and

finding compromises.

· Partner with Business and Product Owners to prioritize enhancements and drive strategic


· Manage multiple software development teams, including test engineers, analysts, scrum

masters and development engineers.

· Recruit and retain top talent in the team

· Identify process gaps and suggest and implement improvements.

· Drive culture of continuous improvement on the team.

· Provide ongoing feedback and coaching to enable a high-performing team.


· 5+ years of engineering experience (development or devops) and significant management


· Strong understanding of software best practices.

· Ability to drive architectural change which balances technical and business priorities

· Be a champion of engineering and operational excellence: developing organisational metrics

for measurement of engineering and performance excellence.

· Ability to navigate a complex global organization.

· Experience in development of distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction


· Experience with NoSQL, Message Queues and OO programming

COVID-19 Considerations

In many locations, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must:

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;

  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;

  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Requisition ID: R-170264