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Company: Mastercard
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Banking, Insurance, Financial Services


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

Lead Software ArchitectOverview

Our Payment Gateway Services division offers industry leading, global payment processing services and advanced fraud management solutions - for merchants, industry, partners and acquiring banks. We provide simplified payment processing through omni bank channels and flexible merchant integration. Our global and localized solutions support a wide range of payments methods: electronic wallets, online bank transfers and domestic bank cards. We do all this at speed while providing maximum data security through full PCI DSS compliance and sophisticated fraud prevention technology.

We are looking for talented architects with experience in designing Java software for distributed, highly available systems, where system performance is critical.

The Solution Architect will be responsible for creating technical solutions and leading initiatives for our business. You will provide technical leadership and expertise to bring together all of our technology assets to create new and innovative products to build our capabilities and our products. These could be new capabilities for our gateway product. The scope for the Architect will be broad, and may include infrastructure, software architecture and security domain engineering as well designing high-level end-to-end solutions. You will partner with other architects, developers, and analysts, as well as other teams across Mastercard to create new capabilities

The Lead Software Architect supports the design and development of enhancements and capabilities on our payment platforms. This role operates as part of the global MPGS Solution Architecture and Engineering team to drive the strategic technical roadmap for Payment Gateway Services' platforms. The Lead Software Architect is involved at every step of the Development Lifecycle, from requirements analysis and technical design to working with the teams to develop and deliver capabilities.

Key themes: Visible Leadership, Technical Depth, and Proactivity


- Design secure, reliable, and scalable solutions for globally distributed payment systems
- Identify, plan and drive the enablers / Non Functional requirements for the systems
- Support development teams and work with stakeholders using the Scaled Agile Framework
- Create a culture of technical excellence and ceaseless improvement
- Act as a spokesperson for technical designs and future directions of the platform
- Research, create and evaluate technical solution alternatives for the business needs using current and upcoming technologies and frameworks


- Java, J2EE, micro services, RESTful APIs, Angular, Web Services, JavaScript, Docker
- Framework - Spring (spring data, Spring batch, spring REST, Spring cloud, AOP), Hibernate
- Cloud and DevOps Architecture, especially via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
- Databases - PostgreSQL, Cassandra, ElasticSearch
- Tools - Eclipse or IntelliJ, Sonar, GIT, Maven, SQL Developer, Jenkins, CI/CD, Gatling

All About You

The ideal candidate has an enthusiasm for finding elegant solutions to complex problems and identifying process improvements to increase efficiency.


- Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Management Information Systems or equivalent work experience
- Thorough knowledge and experience applying software engineering concepts and methodologies
- A high degree of initiative and self-motivation with a willingness and ability to learn and take on challenging opportunities
- Experience designing, developing, and deploying Java webservices using a mix of relational and non-relational persistence
- Strong communication skills to effectively communicate complicated subjects to both technical and non-technical audiences

Beneficial Experience:

- Familiarity with the payments industry and payment processing
- Experience designing for standard and regulatory compliance (e.g., PCI-DSS, GDPR, etc.)
- Familiarity with agile development practices, in particular Scaled Agile Framework

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.

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.

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