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Company: Mastercard
Location: England, United Kingdom
Career Level: Executive
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. 

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VP - MDES Service ArchitectureOverview
The Vice President, Architectural Engineering is a senior-level leader that will set a technology vision and data strategy, align technology with objectives and priorities of cross-functional stakeholders in business and technology, and decide on the right-fit technology providers to fill gaps. The leader is a change-agent, must have technical-depth and a passion for building world class secure, scalable, and resilient solutions.
We are looking for a broad technical leader who will own and drive development and engineering excellence across major components of Mastercard. The ideal candidate will be excited about the incredible opportunity cloud computing represents and will be passionate about building great teams that deliver high quality services. You will be customer centric and enjoy working in a fast paced environment that requires strong technical and business judgment and great communication skills. This is a senior leadership role that will interact with all levels of Mastercard Operations &Technology and Mastercard business.
Work on multiple Cloud Service Providers like AWS, Google, Azure and integrated platforms using latest industry standards and tools
Understand and predict technology industry trends, and provide guidance and strategy for the implementation of products supporting those trends into the cloud infrastructure at Mastercard
Effectively manage the expectations in the areas of cloud solutions architecture and quality assurance.
Provide insight and leadership to ensure risk and compliance standards are being met and escalate risks and issues proactively
Generate and provide service documentation, such as detailed architectural documentation and QA plans and requirements
Promote adoption of highly scalable, well-conditioned architecture standards, identify and remediate single points of failure in the infrastructure and application design
Deliver quality technology products and services to market in a very high growth environment where priorities shift rapidly
Transform an organization to distributed cloud environments in an agile operating model while shifting to a data driven and continuous learning culture across your organization
Rigorously inspect the designs and code quality of your SDEs using your own technical depth and business acumen to assess risks and continuously raise the bar
Design and build sophisticated foundational fault-tolerant distributed systems
Balance global product delivery yet enable speed and customization in customer centric regional markets to deliver value
Establish the cloud strategy for the portfolio in collaboration with the Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure, Security, and other stakeholder organizations.
Exert sound business judgment, influence others including executives and communicate effectively in both written and presentation formats in support of business vision
Lead with security and privacy first, always protecting our customers and the Mastercard brand and reputation above all
All About You
Demonstrated ability to operate with complete independence and autonomy
Experience and proficiency with cloud technologies (IaaS, PaaS, serverless technology, NoSQL databases), domain driven design, near real-time, scalable, fault tolerant platform design, API design, and distributed systems operations in a DevOps model
Expertise and pragmatic know how with XP, TDD and BDD in the software development processes
Experience and maniacal focus on data privacy and security
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, manage, and prioritize multiple large scale company initiatives in parallel
Ability to quantify the value and performance of software products and services and demonstrated ability to formulate data-driven decisions that lead to results
Excellent written communication skills; this role will require the creation of content such as whitepapers and other written deliverables
Demonstrated experience as a leader with the ability to attract, recruit, and develop technical talent
BS in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics
Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent engineering discipline desired

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together.

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