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MasterCard Principle, Technology Strategy and Transformation in New York City, New York

Our Purpose

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Job Title

Principle, Technology Strategy and Transformation


Job Title

Principle, Technology Strategy and Transformation

The Principle, Technology Strategy and Transformation is responsible for owning and driving the strategy and execution of Mastercard Operations &Technology (O&T) priorities. This role leads the delivery of one or more Strategic Objectives from strategy definition to planning and through to execution success by (a) developing the strategy with corporate leaders and (b) leading a team of diverse Subject Matter Experts and Mastercard stakeholders. Furthermore, it is upon the principle to ensure the use of technology-based systems and processes (e.g., automation and analytics) to ensure solutions deliver efficient, secure, and effective experiences.

The Role

1/ Driving the Technology Transformation by co-leading the delivery of one or more Strategic Objectives

• Plays a coordinating role in developing, formulating and communicating corporate technology strategies and objectives Creating and implementing the strategy, roadmap, resourcing and business cases to drive and deliver one or more Mastercard’s Strategic Objectives

• Partners with business leaders (e.g., Head of Product, Head of Services) to design, evaluate and advance their technology strategies, ensuring alignment with corporate strategy

• Supporting and driving the use of leading practices to execute complex initiatives spanning different large teams/ stakeholders and geographies

• Observing market trends and evolutions, monitors the organization's needs and performances against targets and evaluates potential issues in order to implement action plans

• Coordinating closely with O&T leaders to drive alignment and dependencies between different priorities

2/ Supporting up a best-in-class transformation operating model and organization and serve as liaison across stakeholders

• Engaging with team members by creating a motivating work environment that recognizes, holds team members accountable, and rewards strong performance.

• Supporting the assignment of clear tasks and objectives and establishing performance indicators for monitoring results versus objectives

• Promoting development and sharing of best practices and knowledge that build on the MasterCard’s abilities to proactively address risks and priorities

All about you

• Results-proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, experience and judgment

• Demonstrated ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management and creative resourcefulness

• Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plan

• Ability to connect both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, cultivate entrepreneurship and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team to put people in a position to succeed

• Commitment to ethical, accountable, and transparent leadership

• Experience in the payments domain desirable

• Highly developed presentation, facilitation, and communication skills (both verbal and written)

• Politically savvy collaborator and consensus builder with a track record of bringing people together around a common cause

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or engineering or equivalent work or education-related experience. Master of Business Administration or other advanced degree preferred

• Demonstrated experience as a leader with the ability to attract, recruit, and develop talent

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.

In the US, 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-160789