Director - Digital Identity Product & Architecture
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 ®. 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.
Director - Digital Identity Product & Architecture
A primary focus of the Government and Development (G&D) team is economic formalization in developing markets. We convert inefficient and risky cash practices into locally nuanced safe, secure and smart digital empowerment. Using a shared value model we partner with our customers to bring about permanent, transformative change. This job is all about helping developing world consumers, merchants and governments solve their practical, everyday barriers to success.
Mastercard Government & Development team provides end-to-end Commercial and Identity solutions for clients and partner organizations. We have an expanding and evolving technical platform that supports our global portfolio of humanitarian programs.
You will be responsible for creating technical solutions and leading initiatives for our existing and emerging technologies. You will be an ambassador for Identity technologies, using biometric capabilities and smart card technologies for innovation and for technology evolution.
You will partner with other architects, developers, and analysts, as well as other Mastercard technology teams across the globe. The role will report to the VP of Digital Identity for Mastercard's Government & Development and the role is based in Purchase, NY, USA.
Key themes: Technical Depth, and Proactivity
•Designing from the vision down to the software and infrastructure level.
•Knowledge and experience in industry standard biometric technologies.
•Experience in Biometric Identity processing (Capture, De-Duplicate and Authentication using Face, Iris and Finger Prints)
•SDK & API knowledge - you will deliver our Identity capabilities as SDKs and APIs for broad consumption and would be the focal point for our SDK & API strategy.
•Providing direction to technical leads on projects in work and reviewing designs.
•Interface with technical developers to translate product requirements into technical specifications ensuring mutual understanding and minimizing time to market
•Perform technical feasibility assessment on the product requirement.
•Work with cross-functional to create detailed functional and technical specification, assess effort estimates and provide timelines.
•Initiating and leading 'What if', 'What next' and 'Why not' planning
•Provide technical & thought leadership throughout various stages of solution lifecycle - planning, design, specification, implementation and launch.
•Oversee internal solution development as well as vendor readiness.
•Track and manage risks and issues, including escalations to management
•Be the Subject Matter Expert on Identity solutions and associated technologies.
•Mentor and guide development teams across Mastercard G&D technology teams.
•Research current and emerging technologies and bring them in!
•Initiate Proof-of-Concept projects and drive innovative changes.
•Some pre-sales technical consultancy to our customers.
Does this describe you?
• Smart Card Technologies - EMV, Biometric Match-on-card, Tokenization, etc.
• Security - Security Architecture, Privacy & Security by design, vulnerability management.
SDK & API knowledge - security, scalability, micro-services, gateways, cloud, REST, SOAP, OAuth, FIDO, OIDC. Knowledgeable on a few of those?
• You are an enthusiastic ambassador for new technology.
• You enjoy rapidly learning and implementing new technologies.
• Experience in a related field - enterprise applications, or designing Java, .NET, Web, mobile apps.
• IT Architecture patterns - software designs, enterprise patterns
• You should be hands-on, high-energy, detail-oriented, proactive and able to function independently under pressure.
• Strong communication skills -- both verbal and written, with strong relationship and collaboration skills.
• You are able to inform and lead through your designs and documents.
Helpful knowledge, skills and experience:
• Financial Services experience a plus, but not essential - bring your perspectives with you.
We welcome candidates with varied technical career backgrounds.
Bonus points for:
• Web application related technologies - Java, Spring, .NET
• Mobile App technologies -Android development, cross-platform, wrappers
All About You
•Extensive experience and demonstrated consistent success in technology design and delivery, including managing delivery teams across multiple team/geographies
•Demonstrate ability to seamlessly integrate and implement technical solutions to meet business requirements.
•Proven competencies in positively influencing business and technical partners to meet and/or exceed business objectives.
•Strong technical background in Identity and Biometric technologies with an emphasis on high quality software design.
•High preference for action - results driven and with a disciplined approach
•Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience. Advanced degree desirable.
Familiarity with Agile project delivery methodology is desirable
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.
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