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Director of Architecture

Mastercard

Mastercard

IT
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

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.

Title and Summary

Director of Architecture

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
Director of Software Engineering

Overview:
The Networks Solutions team at Mastercard was established to further enhance the market leading products and services we offer today. We are modernizing our platform and taking the opportunity to build additional products and service offerings that would our customers and enable them to do more on our platform.

• Do you like to be part of a team that is creating and executing strategic initiatives centered around digital payments?
• Do you look forward to developing and engaging with high performant diverse teams around the globe?
• Would you like to be part of a highly visible, strategically important global engineering organization?

The Role:
What’s it all about and what we expect an individual in this role to do day to day
• Manage a team of senior architects on the program distributed across global geographies.
- Managing the workload of the program and the individuals,
- Continuing to develop them, guide, coach and mentor the team.
- Drive technical excellence across the team.
• Continue with the Product Management and Product Development organization to understand business objectives and advise the leadership on the technical strategy for the program.
• Continue with at least 25% individual contribution with technical team leadership that is recognized as a team's authority and technical expert within a discipline, and drives innovation and organizational growth through their contributions.
• They spend majority of their time in writing non-feature code. They are ready to jump and be hands on all the time and collaborate by writing interfaces, tests, unit or acceptance and architecture fitness functions, outside of meeting rooms.
• They implement, monitor, and maintain compliance and security concerns in CI/CD pipelines to bring life to the principle of “Code is Design and Design is Code”.
• Domain driven design is their game. They code to enforce the contextual mappings and aggregates for each bounded context. They drive implementation of consumer driven contracts to allow for evolution and learning of the domain model with hyper speed while meeting our promises to other teams internally and customers alike.
• Work on complex enterprise-wide initiatives spanning multiple services/programs and drives resolution
• Work with business/product owners to architect and deliver on new services to introduce new products and bundles
• Participate and contribute to team’s agile process and decisions. Understand and contribute to Prioritization. Drive prioritization decisions and trade-offs in working with product partners
• Drive the architectural design, including dependent services, service interactions, and policies
• Take ownership to improve the customer experience of an entire set of services/applications sold as products or bundled services
• Contribute and lead Guild initiatives by engaging and mentoring Engineers at all levels to improve the craftmanship of Software Engineering
• Simplify and improve the cost/benefit of a function/service/architecture strategy
• Consult across teams and across organization lines to identify synergies and reuse opportunities
• Participate and contribute to Principal review architecture meetings and drive resolutions to enterprise-wide challenges and regulatory needs
• Write recommendations for job promotions based on an unbiased view of one's accomplishments
• Conduct technical interviews for hiring engineering staff and raising the performance bar
• Identify and raise awareness to Silo-ed behaviors within the organization and teams

All About You and What you need to bring:
• Demonstrable experience in designing and building a high performance, high transaction volume, scalable platform.
• Good understanding of design patterns, principles and infrastructural elements – both hardware and software.
• Demonstrate a progressively grown career with proven design and development experiences in multiple languages e.g., Java, .NET, JavaScript, SQL, secure coding standards and vulnerability management.
• Expert understanding and experience of DevOps best practices to guide developers and abstract application development from underlying hosting platforms and infrastructure.
• Experience in the skills required to implement advanced test set ups in production environment e.g., A/B testing, canary releases, blue-green deployment, feature flags
• Experience in Continuous Integration CI and Delivery CD concepts, and capabilities to support automation, pipelines, virtualization, and containerization
• Skills to develop and evangelize on reference architecture and run principles to help teams adopt Engineering Principles from the start
• Skills to promote and coach teams to take on full stack development and facilitate end-to-end service ownership
• Skills to engage engineers across Technology organization to promote standard software patterns and reuse of common libraries and services
• Experience in leading and coaching teams to perform software planning and estimation for large scale complex programs
• Skills to drive trade-off discussions to set right development capacity based on value drivers e.g., regulatory, security, new business, market parity, technical debt
• Skills to succinctly articulate architecture patterns of complex systems, with business and technical implications, to executive and customer stakeholders
• Can define and drive advanced chaos and other operational testing practices to test points of failures, monitors, and system behaviors under adverse conditions e.g., resource spikes, network congestion, component or infrastructure failure
• Experience in agile and modern SDLC practices: Scrum/Kanban/Continuous Delivery/DevOps/Quality engineering, and the delivery situations they are used for.

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.

Mastercard is an inclusive equal 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. In the US or Canada, if you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process or during the recruitment process, please contact reasonable_accommodation@mastercard.com 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.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.