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Lead Product Manager- Technical-2



IT, Product
O'Fallon, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 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.

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Lead Product Manager- Technical-2 OVERVIEW
Are you a product management professional who wants to shape the cloud platform for Mastercard’s products? Do you want to work for a company that offers above and beyond benefits including paid parental leave, flexible work hours, gift matching, and even volunteer incentives? Do you want to work in an inclusive and nurturing culture that encourages your own professional learning and development?

Be customer obsessed: Develop & provide the organization with a deep appreciation for customer needs, the ecosystem and the key market dynamics
• Define requirements: Translate product requirements into clearly defined epics, features and stories with clear & measurable outcomes, ensuring mutual understanding
• Manage strategic alignment across teams: Working with product owners with each scrum team, ensure backlogs are properly prioritized and refined according to anticipated business value & measurable outcomes
• Agile Mindset: Advocate for taking an agile approach to product development through all activities from defining an epic to writing acceptance criteria on a user story.
• Lead the design and build of the product with engineering: Work closely- as one agile team- across a product domain
• Work across cross functional teams: Work with cross functional teams to plan work, understand dependencies, and minimize time to market and errors
• Oversee delivery and testing of product features (e.g., serving and enabling scrum teams)
• Measure outcomes & seek continuous improvements: Evaluate & seek to improve existing practices, metrics, and roles to continually optimize. Own and deliver on post-launch reviews and customer feedback, and incorporate this information into the future launch plans

4+ years of product management or new product development and experience shipping high-quality products in the payments industry. Understands and can explain the business context and the associated customer use cases
• Experience in Lean Product management and Lean management principles and practices. Can deliver high quality technology products/services in a high growth environment where priorities shift rapidly
• Comprehensive experience in agile delivery methodologies (scrum, Kanban, etc.), CI/CD and modern DevOps based PDLC and SDLC. Technical savviness to enable TDD and BDD.
• Track record of successful delivery of product features from design, development, deployment and customer integration.
• Proficient at grooming user stories, features and epics, setting entrance/exit criteria and prioritizing a platform product backlog.
• Data driven – ability to define measurable and SMART leading and lagging metrics for all backlog items to enable decisions and priority.
• Take the time to fully learn the functionality, architecture, dependencies, and runtime properties of the systems supporting your platform products. This includes the business requirements and associated use cases, Mastercard customer's experience, Mastercard's back-office systems, the technical stack (application/service architecture), interfaces and associated data flows, dependent applications/services, runtime operations (i.e. trouble management/associated support strategies), and maintenance.
• Thrives in a highly collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts globally- across multiple regions. Recognize discordant views and take part in constructive dialog to resolve them
• Ability to engage with numerous stakeholders on existing product capabilities and potential co-development opportunities or dependencies
• Experience leading and managing others through both direct manager relationships and through influence
• Improve team processes that accelerate delivery, drive innovation, lower costs, and improve quality
• Action oriented & hands on: Owns outcomes & deliverables
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Payments expertise a huge plus
• Creative, fun, self-motivated individual
• Bachelor’s degree
• Globally distributed teams in India, EU and US. Some travel may be required 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 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.