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MasterCard Lead Product Owner in Dublin, Ireland

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making 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. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion ( for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Job Title

Lead Product Owner

Mastercard is creating a world class secure software development capability and we are looking for an agile team player to own and drive the delivery of repeatable processes and tools that support secure software development processes. This role will be part of the Business Security Enablement team and will report to the VP of Information Security Engineering.

Can you advise development teams on how to securely design applications and services following industry best practices and enhance existing approaches to security engineering?

Can you analyze an application architecture to reduce the security risk to an acceptable level, while still providing beneficial functionality for the end user?

Can you demonstrate a high level of expertise in the software development, architecture and engineering disciplines?

Can you operate independently with minimum supervision

Can you the drive adoption of repeatable processes within an organization

Do you have a passion for Security

Can you solve problems creatively


Bridge the gap between security teams to ensure that secure development practices are adopted within the security organization.

Develop and deliver threat modeling, security designs, threat intel, application risk profiling capabilities within security teams.

Partner closely with security engineers, security architects, vunerability managament and security operations to build and integrate security capabilities into the development lifecycle

Define, create and report on KPI’s to measure effectiveness and maturity of Secure software development adoption at various levels within Mastercard

Work closely with security engineers, Security Architects, Vunerability Managament areas to ensure proper security considerations are addressed during the design & build, testing and operational phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC)

All About You

Experience managing the development and or delivery of capabilities and functions within an organization

Demonstrate the ability to articulate and communicate effectively to diverse audiences and properly translates security and risk management terminology into business terms, and recommends alternative solutions to these stakeholders

Well versed in application secure design principles, OWASP top 10, and secure coding techniques

Experience with SCA, SAST, DAST and/or IAST tooling and how to integrate capabilities is to software deliver pipeline a plus

Experience of continuous delivery/continuous integration (CI/CD) processes and procedures including critical security considerations in automated workflows a plus

Previous software engineering experience with Java or similar enterprise programming language, especially related to secure coding best practices

Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

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.

About Mastercard

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

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-150314