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MasterCard Director, Solution Architect in Dublin, Ireland

Our Purpose

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Job Title

Director, Solution Architect

Who is Mastercard?

Mastercard is a global technology company. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making payment and data transactions safe, simple, smart, and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments, and businesses realize their greatest potential.

Open Banking is a worldwide phenomenon, gathering pace over the recent years and set to transform many aspects of retail financial services. There are several markets already live with various forms of open banking offerings (e.g. EEA with PSD2, or US by market driven initiatives). In other markets, open banking is at various stages of development, yet is already seeing plenty of attention from established players as well as new entrants.

This new role is pivotal in enabling Mastercard to grow its value-add footprint in Europe. The Mastercard Open Banking ecosystem is based on bleeding edge cloud-based solutions. This role would be responsible for boot strapping a green field service in one of the most strategic initiative of Open Finance domain at Mastercard.

As a Solution Architect you will be responsible for:

(1) designing and executing the appropriate technology strategy for establishing open banking value added services in Europe.

(2) be the subject matter expert on Mastercard Open Banking technology and apply that knowledge to design components allowing for the localisation and deployment of solutions.

(3) provide technical leadership across multiple Open Banking value added products to guide the team on latest best practices in technology, design, and architecture

(4) provide architectural oversight on all Open Banking platforms as Mastercard, coordinating with the product-specific architects where they exist, and being the product specific architect where they don’t

Role is expected to require some travel to customer engagements, events etc. (<10%)

All About You

• Skills and experience required for this role are:

• Experience in banking, payments or FinTech sectors.

• Successful B2B product development and/or management experience

• Expert in API design and implementation

• Engaging with customers and vendors both internal and external

• Plan and manage a group of related technology projects or activities in a coordinated way from inception through successful delivery

• Deep understanding of the design approaches and technologies utilized in your area

• Focus on the customer experience, the build and delivery processes and the problems to be solved

• Responsible for the analysis, design, development, and delivery of software solutions

• Defines requirements for new applications and customizations, adhering to standards, processes, and best practices

Desirable skills and experience:

• Good Knowledge of Open Banking

• Determine if success metrics are in place and if not, you work to define them

• Recognize discordant views and take part in constructive to resolve them

• Continuously assess development processes, test plans, and operations. You work with teams to improve concurrent project delivery.

• Streamline and/or eliminate excess process in any area of the architecture, production operations environment, or business area where the same efforts (or issues) are repeated year-over-year

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

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-145284