MasterCard VP Blockchain Technology in Dublin, Ireland

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

VP Blockchain Technology

Mastercard Labs is dedicated to identifying and evolving breakthrough innovations in payments. The successful candidate will lead Blockchain Research & Development and will be charged with ensuring Mastercard continues to deliver technological and innovation excellence in new and emerging technology spaces.


MasterCard is looking for a brilliant and passionate Technical Lead to join its global

Blockchain team.

This team will have a diverse focus both in terms of geography and variety of technology

challenges driving hard to bring innovative payment solutions to market.

The Blockchain team is part of Mastercard Labs €“ An R&D lab with a fast paced, start-up

culture designing products for the global market using the very latest technologies €“ all

the benefits of a start-up as well as having the Mastercard brand behind it!

You will be working with the Labs R&D, Data Practice and AI and Machine Learning teams

as well as Mastercard Core teams.


Design, build and launch robust, flexible, scalable enterprise Blockchain solutions

Work with global head of R&D and senior management to define overall R&D technology

strategy and execute against the strategy

Ensure Labs attains a reputation for technological and innovation excellence both

internally in Mastercard and externally in the payments / financial services space

Ensure Mastercard Labs innovative product vision in this space is clearly articulated,

understood and that technology solutions built deliver towards that vision

Ensure strong and appropriate collaboration with all Mastercard R&D Labs and technology


Facilitate the transition of qualifying initiatives from Labs into Mastercard

commercialization teams / process

Ensure all services can be readily published as APIs on the Mastercard Developers


Keep up to date on technology trends and assess relevance in the payments space

Be a champion for technological innovation inside Mastercard

About You

Expert software development skills

Expert in distributed computing

Expert knowledge of payment protocols

Expert knowledge of security protocols and encryption

Deep understanding of Blockchain technology

Expert in any of the following functional languages: Scala, Elixir, Erlang

Expert in Java and Spring (preferably Spring Boot, Spring Cloud)

Worked with multiple databases (relational, no-SQL etc.) e.g. Postgres, Oracle, MySQL,

Hadoop, Elastic

Experience implementing APIs and SDKs

Experience in building technology solutions for both developed and emerging markets

Entrepreneurial, experience in a start-up and corporate environment

Extensive experience in building and leading successful agile technology teams

Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: R-59615