Vice President, Software Development Engineering




Dublin, Ireland

Why you should apply for a job to Mastercard:

  • 4.7/5 in supportive management
  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.


    Position summary

    Who is Mastercard?
    Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is 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. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

    The Mastercard Commercial Solutions Virtual Card platform is responsible for authorizing billions of dollars in domestic and cross-border digital payment transactions every rear. The organization has an exciting opportunity for a Vice President of Software Development to help further grow our organization of multi-geo teams to enhance and modernize our Commercial business-to-business (B2B) digital payments services. This position will be at the centre to growing our global B2B technology platform, operating at-scale, requiring focus on performance, security, and reliability.
    -Do you want to positively influence the experience of over 50,000 commercial customers?
    -Do you like to lead in the creation and execution of strategic initiatives centred around digital payments?
    -Do you look forward to developing and engaging with high performant diverse teams around the globe?
    -Do you like to own and be accountable for a highly-visible, strategically important global engineering organization?
    • End-to-End technical leader who brings considerable experience designing and implementing digital payment solutions using a broad range of technologies.
    • Provides strategic thinking and leadership related to a wide range of applications and systems, or software-development methodologies
    • Collaborates with business/product owners to develop and deliver on new services to address market, customer, and product needs.
    • Ensures effective collaboration, communication, and socialization to drive the creation and implementation of a comprehensive strategy and road map.
    • Oversees the management of the Software Engineering function and acts as the highest authority on high-level and complex decisions within the function.
    • Benchmark and drive engineering productivity, quality, and technology policy compliance in the areas of ownership
    • Recruit and hire the right talent, always bringing in someone better than at least half the individuals in the role.
    • Continuously engage and improve teams' performance by conducting recurring meetings, knowing your people, managing career development, and understanding who is at risk
    • Provide and facilitate timely feedback, coaching in the moment, and mentoring for staff at all levels
    • Emulate and drive Mastercard Way behaviours through their behaviour, recognitions, coaching, and employee engagement
    • Manage and optimize budgets, forecasting, and cost allocation while delivering on business needs
    • Sets the vision for an environment of ingenuity and creativity and acts as a role model for others in challenging the status quo to encourage innovation
    • Lead & manage multiple work streams across functional & geographic divisions within Mastercard
    • Updates Senior and Executive Management on status of high visibility initiatives

    All About You:
    • Passion for bringing solutions to market, strong IT experience with successful track record in managing medium-to-large scale development organization with demonstrated thought-leadership, cross-functional influence, and partnership
    • Balanced decision-maker who leverages data, insights, and competitive analysis to prioritize key strategies needed to scale funds movement solutions for futuristic needs such as distributed ledger technology.
    • Trusted partner with internal and external stakeholders - providing consultative technical and business leadership.
    • Understanding of various Payments schemes and ecosystems
    • Hands-on experience in designing solutions and full stack development in modern technologies for large enterprise distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction applications.
    • Experience with Microservices in Java, building UI/UX, frameworks (Angular, spring boot) and event driven architecture.
    • Experience in deploying applications using CI/CD pipelines.
    • Knowledge of performance engineering, tuning, and building technology products for scale, a plus
    • Develop leaders within the team - empowered to operate autonomously with support when needed.
    • Operate with urgency, fairness, and decency to address challenges and solve for new opportunities.
    • Capable of working under pressure - navigating complex initiatives, competing priorities and customer requirements.
    • Strong communicator to maintain internal and external alignment.
    • Familiar with cutting edge industry trends and thorough understanding of development methodologies and standards,
    • Ability to manage objectives and pipelines, build business cases, define success metrics, and interpret P&L to optimize the business.

    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.

    Why you should apply for a job to Mastercard:

  • 4.7/5 in supportive management
  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 100% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.