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MasterCard Lead Technology Risk Analyst in O'Fallon, Missouri

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Job Title

Lead Technology Risk Analyst

Mastercard’s Technology Risk Management team is looking for a manager to oversee the controls’ assurance supporting various security requirements to meet customer and regulatory obligations. Focus would be around providing compliance support, monitoring, and reporting of the on-going operating effectiveness of Mastercard’s internal control environment. The role will be a pivotal part of the Mastercard technology risk function.

Mastercard is committed to balancing innovation while protecting the internal control posture. The team assesses internal controls to proactively identify risks, define remediation actions and track remediation efforts. We are looking for someone to join our team and help us meet these compliance goals. This person will be a technically savvy person who likes to solve issues and drive outcomes.


 Engage with customers to develop control frameworks to ensure needs and expectations over service assurance is met for various certifications (e.g., PCI, ISO, ISAEs)

 Communicate security risks and gaps as related to or identified by control frameworks (PCI, ISO, etc.) to stakeholders and executive management

 Engage with the auditors to develop, mature, and then test the control framework to ensure objectives are met and risk is managed effectively

 Support the development of efficiencies that new work-flow processes to ensure scalability and sustainability of the control programs

 Develop, plan, and execute control assessments of various operational and business areas to assess potential risks or control gaps

 Establish and track remediation internally and externally through to resolution whilst improving design and operational effectiveness of controls

 Develop and manage risk processes, including identifying and implementing best practices and ensuring all processes are documented, reviewed, and updated regularly

 Manage internal control inquiries from both internal and external stakeholders

About You:

 Experience successfully implementing control frameworks e.g., ISO 27001, PCI DSS, and ISAE 3000

 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience/Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field preferred

 Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills necessary for interaction with business leaders and teams across all levels of the organization

 Must have a professional certification like CISSP/CISA/CRISC or similar

 Contribute to work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures and backgrounds.

 The ability to push back and challenge decisions

 Strong negotiation and consensus building skills

 Familiarity with the financial services industry and payment processing industry, a plus.

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-146815