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Principal Software Architect

CipherTrace

CipherTrace

IT
Dublin, Ireland
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

Principal Software Architect 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.

Our Payment Gateway Services division offers industry leading, global payment processing services and advanced fraud management solutions - for merchants, industry, partners and acquiring banks. We provide simplified payment processing through omni bank channels and flexible merchant integration. Our global and localized solutions support a wide range of payments methods: electronic wallets, online bank transfers and domestic bank cards. We do all this at speed while providing maximum data security through full PCI DSS compliance and sophisticated fraud prevention technology.

We are looking for talented architects with experience in designing Java software for distributed, highly available systems, where system performance is critical.

The Principal Architect will be responsible for creating technical solutions and leading initiatives for our business. You will provide technical leadership and expertise to bring together all of our technology assets to create new and innovative products to build our capabilities and our products. These could be new capabilities for our gateway product. The scope for the Architect will be broad, and may include infrastructure, software architecture and security domain engineering as well designing high-level end-to-end solutions. You will partner with other architects, developers, and analysts, as well as other teams across Mastercard to create new capabilities, define our technical strategy, and support software development.

Role

The Principal Software Architect provides technical leadership for the gateway across one or more functional domains. This role operates as part of the global Mastercard Gateway Solution Architecture and Engineering team to define and execute the strategic technical roadmap for our platforms. This involves providing guidance to internal development teams through every step of the Software Development Lifecycle, from requirements analysis and technical design to working with teams to develop and deliver capabilities, as well as collaborating with technical teams in Mastercard outside of Gateways to bring our platforms into alignment with Mastercard best practices.

Key themes: Visible Leadership, Technical Depth, and Proactivity

Responsibilities:

- Design secure, reliable, and scalable solutions for globally distributed payment systems
- Define, plan, and support execution of the technology strategy for one or more functional domains within the Mastercard Gateway
- Collaborate closely with the global Solution Architecture & Engineering team to define principles and best practices
- Engage with wider Mastercard Architecture & Technology teams to ensure the Mastercard Gateway aligns with the wider technical strategies and policies within Mastercard
- Support development teams and work with stakeholders, promoting agile development
- Create a culture of technical excellence and ceaseless improvement
- Research, create and evaluate technical solution alternatives for the business needs using current and upcoming technologies and frameworks

Technologies:

- Java, J2EE, micro services, RESTful APIs, Angular, Web Services, JavaScript, Docker
- Framework - Spring (Spring Boot, Spring Data, Spring Batch, Spring REST, Spring Cloud, AOP), Hibernate
- UI/UX frameworks and best practices (React, Angular)
- API tooling and design best practices
- Cloud and DevOps Architecture, especially via Pivotal Cloud Foundry
- Databases - PostgreSQL, Cassandra, ElasticSearch
- Tools - Eclipse or IntelliJ, Sonar, GIT, Maven, SQL Developer, Jenkins, CI/CD, Gatling

All About You
The ideal candidate has an enthusiasm for finding elegant solutions to complex problems and identifying process improvements to increase efficiency.

Required:

- Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Management Information Systems or equivalent work experience
- Thorough knowledge and experience applying software engineering concepts and methodologies
- A high degree of initiative and self-motivation with a willingness and ability to learn and take on challenging opportunities
- Experience designing, developing, and deploying Java webservices using a mix of relational and non-relational persistence
- Strong communication skills to effectively communicate complicated subjects to both technical and non-technical audiences

Beneficial Experience:

- Familiarity with the payments industry and payment processing
- Experience designing for standard and regulatory compliance (e.g., PCI-DSS, GDPR, etc.)
- Familiarity with agile development practices, in particular Scaled Agile Framework

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.