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MasterCard Mastercard Industrial Placements, Vocalink – Engineering Faster Payments - Rickmansworth in Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless at ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

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Mastercard Industrial Placements, Vocalink – Engineering Faster Payments - Rickmansworth

Mastercard Industrial Placements, Vocalink – Engineering Faster Payments - Rickmansworth

Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments business. We connect consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses worldwide and enable them to use secure and convenient electronic forms of payment. Mastercard is a driving force at the heart of commerce, enabling global transactions and bringing insight into the payments process to make commerce faster, more secure, and more valuable to everyone involved. As a critical link among financial institutions and millions of businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide, MasterCard provides services in more than 210 countries and territories.

Vocalink technologies power the UK’s real-time payments, settlements and direct debit systems, as well as the UK’s network of nearly 60,000 ATMs. We process over 90 percent of salaries, more than 70 percent of household bills and almost all state benefits!

Do you:

Do you want to be a part of a collaborative environment?

Are you motivated to be a part of driving a world beyond cash?

Are you motivated to stay on the cutting edge of technology?

The Mastercard Industrial Placement is aimed at early career talent, to develop skills and provide fantastic work experience. Successful candidates will be assigned to an innovative and exciting team for 12 months.

The program:

You will participate in our Industrial Placement Program, a fantastic year with a variety of opportunity. You will be assigned to a specific team and have some great deliverables to work on for your time with us. You will also have access to suite of training and development opportunities throughout the year. We aim to help you build a fantastic network across the business, have insight into multiple elements of the organisation and utilise the placement platform to enable you to make the most out of your final year at university. You will work with our teams, successful managers and executives who inspire, mentor, and coach others toward successful careers here at Mastercard.

Your role

This position will sit within the FPS (Faster Payment System) team who are responsible for maintaining and enhancing the UK’s Real Time Payment System. As part of your role you will work closely with our DevOps team to automate and streamline our engineering processes within the business.

Some examples of specific processes are:

  • Automating manual test cases

  • Automating service start up and shutdown

  • Automating environment health checks

  • Automating deployments to test environments

What you need:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong strategic and conceptual aptitude

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects concurrently

  • Studying a Sandwich placement degree and be in their second year of studies

  • Minimum predicted classification of a 2.1 or equivalent GPA of 3.2 (or CAP of 4)

  • Languages: English required

  • Technical skills

  • Studying a Computer Science/ Technical degree

  • Solid understanding of Java Fundamentals

  • Good Understanding of Relational Databases

  • Object Orientated programming experience would be beneficial

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.

Everyone wants easier ways to pay;

we invent them.

Checkout lines are slow;

we speed them along.

Merchants want more sales;

we give them data and insights.

People need financial access;

we connect them.

Corporate purchasing is complicated;

we make it simple.

Commuters are busy;

we speed them on their way.

Governments need greater efficiencies;

we help create them.

Small businesses are virtual;

we give them access to a world of buyers.

Retailers want to fight fraud;

we provide the tools.

Requisition ID: R-97990