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MasterCard Vice President – Technology Risk Management (Localization Lead) 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

Vice President – Technology Risk Management (Localization Lead)


The Technology Risk Management (TRM) organization is a business enabler and industry leader of technology and security risk management practices, supported by a multi-disciplinary team of top security, technology, and risk professionals. Our mission is to exceed stakeholder expectations by providing enhanced visibility and proactive management of technology risks and ensuring strong security and sound operational environment.


• Develops and implements a localization technology and security risk assessment playbook and procedures (interaction/engagement model) to minimize exposure and drive the proper controls

• Partners with business to perform due diligence assessments of technology and security risks prior to on-soil deployment of Mastercard products and services

• Advises partners on localization initiatives and coordinates TRM support

• Manage TRM engagement on localization/on-soil initiatives by providing technical SME review of business process and risk assessments for accuracy

• Supports evaluation of new regulations/requirements and provides technical advice regarding MA compliance

• Supports business/SMEs and TRM team in coordinating regulatory exams and systemic importance reviews

• Supports leadership, leveraging a solid understanding of industry audit and compliance standards and internal control concepts and principles, risks and regulations


• Knowledge of Mastercard products and technology, security and other risk management programs and practices desired, not required

• Strong IT technical knowledge, including emerging technologies and potential for exploitation

• Degree in technology, information systems management, information security management, security policy or related program desired, but not required

• IT certification(s) a plus

• Knowledge of risk and control framework, such as SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI-DDS, ISO, NIST

• Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and IT management (e.g., GDPR, FBA, CBA, PFMI, etc.)

• Experience managing complex cross-functional projects

• Collaboration cross-functionally to identify and implement best practice risk processes

• Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive

COVID-19 Considerations

In many locations, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.

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-176534