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MasterCard Senior Specialist, Product Development in Purchase, New York

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

Senior Specialist, Product Development

MasterCard Cyber & Intelligence Solutions (C&I) team develops and delivers world-class risk, security products, and services for MasterCard customers across the globe. As part of this organization, the Fraud Intelligence & Strategy team (FIS) is responsible for:

• Providing fraud and cyber analytics and insights to Mastercard and its worldwide customers

• Identification of new product opportunities to help partners in the payment ecosystem reduce fraud and mitigate risk

• Enhance existing, data-driven products/services to combat fraud and cyber risks

Position Overview

Role Responsibilities:

• Analyze and investigate fraud and cyber data to measure and report on key performance indicators to management and other internal/external stakeholders

• Extract, manipulate, and analyze large data sets from different sources to support the organization’s fraud and cyber analytic needs and identify emerging risks

• Develop reporting for internal stakeholders to summarize key trends and drivers to inform strategy and decision making

• Support the refinement of existing methodologies and assess new approaches to proactively identify new fraud trends and support the development of product opportunities to prevent, detect, and mitigate these risks

• Proactively explore new theories that may lead to management briefings, product ideas, white papers, or other thought leadership opportunities

Education, Knowledge/Experience:

• Fraud/Cyber/Risk experience preferred. Payment card industry experience is a plus

• Intermediate knowledge of SQL for querying various data platforms (e.g. Oracle, Hadoop Hive/Impala/Spark, etc.)

• Intermediate knowledge of Python (Pandas, Numpy, Pyspark) to perform exploratory data analysis, data cleaning, and processing

• Intermediate knowledge of Business Intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau)

• Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office, including significant experience with PowerPoint and Excel in presenting data insights

• Preferred: basic knowledge of Unix / Linux platforms (including command line, shell scripting), Microsoft BI stack (including DAX and PowerPivot)

• Degree in quantitative discipline preferred (e.g., Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Engineering)

• Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deliver value-added insights to stakeholders

Location: Purchase, New York City

Travel: N/A

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-158702