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Senior Platform Architect (Infrastructure Design)



IT, Other Engineering, Design
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.

Title and Summary

Senior Platform Architect (Infrastructure Design)

Senior Platform Architect (Infrastructure Design)


The Digital Platform Architecture Infrastructure Design Engineering team is looking for a candidate who can help us solve problems, plan, and design the footprint of our systems, and lead Mastercard in definition of standards and best practices.

Infrastructure Design at Mastercard is a team of Platform Architects and Engineers responsible for the analysis and design of the infrastructure framework to fit the application, platform or system needs in-line with Mastercard's operational standards and principles. Our team is engaged from the beginning of the analysis and design phase to work with the application teams and other critical teams within Mastercard to ensure the completed infrastructure and application architecture aligns with Mastercard’s security, scalability, reliability, and availability standards.

• Are you passionate about systems architecture, and ensuring the set of high-level requirements is consistent, complete, correct, and operationally defined?
• Would you like to build mission critical middleware infrastructure?
• Do you have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation and demonstrate the ability to drive results?
• Are you passionate about delivering quality?

Then… we would love to hear from you!

Major Accountabilities for this role:
• Responsible for gathering requirements, conducting infrastructural analysis, and producing robust designs that adhere to approved Mastercard technologies, and ensuring the design meets all Mastercard's technology and security policies.
• Responsible for meeting with peers, engineers, application team(s) and user(s), to determine that all the high-level requirements have been met.
• Responsible for generating products such as Technical Architecture Documents, technical memos, logical flows, and models to keep the users, architects, and the engineers constantly up to date and in agreement on the architecture and infrastructure layout of an application, system, or platform.
• Responsible for ensuring that all architectural products and products with architectural input are maintained in the most current state and never allowed to become obsolete.
• Responsible for implementing, managing, and supporting application infrastructure components while leveraging current standards and best practices.
• In charge of resolving internet architectural and operational problems impacting infrastructure & product availability and performance globally.
• May contribute to the definition of new standards.
• May contribute to researching and evaluating new technology for possible deployment in Mastercard’s internet infrastructure.
• May contribute to ongoing regional projects as assigned; including responsibility for planning; time and cost control; resource utilization and implementation.
• May contribute to incident/problem diagnosis and root cause analysis.
• May provide input into performance tuning; capacity planning and configuration management for Mastercard components.
• Assure system stability and future compatibility by monitoring production execution of all relevant systems.

• Gains exposure to systems architecture, new technologies, industry standards and best practices.
• Participates in global technology initiatives for system and platform architecture
• Gains exposure to business resource groups and global communities
• Demonstrated initiative in building relationships with colleagues from multiple areas within Mastercard
• Exposure to internal resources and tools

Education (preferred):
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences, or Information Systems, or equivalent experience.

All About You
• Advanced knowledge of Web application architecture and project delivery.
• Intermediate knowledge of how the Java Virtual Machine works, how Garbage collection works.
• Intermediate knowledge of load balancers and web application firewalls
• Intermediate knowledge of network and operating system principles
• Vast knowledge of middleware technologies (Web Servers, Application Servers, Queue Managers, Messaging, Caching)
• Working knowledge of Database technologies.
• Working knowledge of cloud technologies
• Solid knowledge of techniques or methodologies to achieve non-functional requirements like reliability, availability, resilience, performance, security.
• Working knowledge of Role Based Access Control, Authentication and Authorization mechanisms.
• Proficient in root cause analysis and troubleshooting.

• Detailed oriented and customer obsessed.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize efforts.
• Ability to pick up new technologies at a quick pace and learn on-the-go
• Ability to work with team members located in multiple geographies
• Displays excellent collaborative skills with cross-functional teams.
• Provide positive customer service to internal business partners.

In the US, 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. If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application 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.