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MasterCard Director, Technology M&A Due Diligence and Integration Program Management in O'Fallon, Missouri

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Job Title

Director, Technology M&A Due Diligence and Integration Program Management


Are you motivated by fast-paced technology projects requiring collaboration across a multi-disciplined team? Do you enjoy working with other technology colleagues to create new solutions to solve complex business problems? Are you energized by the idea of partnering with innovative, cutting edge technology companies?

The Mastercard Operations & Technology (O&T) Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team supports the full lifecycle of technology related M&A activities, from target identification, strategic company/partner technology evaluations, technology due diligence, and the leadership of technology integrations.

This role will lead cross-functional teams to conduct technology due diligence and integration of companies in support of Mastercard’s M&A initiatives.

The Role:

Leading M&A technology activities across the full deal lifecycle from early-stage evaluations, due diligence, integration and transition to Business as Usual (BAU);

  • Work with senior stakeholders across the organization (including Operations and Technology, Product and Engineering, Corporate Development/Strategy, and global and regional product owners) to understand deal/partnership rationale and value drivers.

  • Provide technology insight and leadership as deals progress from early evaluation, through diligence, and into integration.

  • Identify, build and lead teams of technology subject matter experts to assess target company’s technology, processes, tools and organisation quickly and accurately during diligence.

  • Drive analysis to uncover issues, risks, and opportunities across all areas of technology including organisation, process, tools, technology, architecture, hardware, software, data, hosting, SDLC, and so on.

  • Clearly articulate and document insights as to the suitability of a target businesses technology to achieve strategic and business goals, including potential synergies, risks and mitigation strategies.

  • Develop integration strategies into executable plans and lead the integration of acquisitions to ensure business goals are met while driving alignment to Mastercard operational and security standards.

About You:

  • Very strong program management skills, highly organized with attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in leading the initiation and formation of large global hardware and software based technology projects including architecting, estimating, planning, and execution.

  • Proactively learns the needs of internal or external customers and takes appropriate action to meet customer expectations; strong ability to drive for change based on end-user needs.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, both technical and business oriented, with experience communicating to diverse audiences at all levels of the organization up to and including C level.

  • Financial planning and management experience.

  • Understanding of payments industry, the mobile and/or ecommerce market and related technologies.

  • Able to build strong, trust based, relationships and partnerships between all stakeholders across Mastercard and acquired companies.

  • Ability to influence and negotiate successful outcomes across a broad range of key stakeholders.

  • Proficiency with project management tools such as MS Project.

  • Engineering or Computer Science (or equivalent) degree.

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-170309