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Wintel Technical Architect-2

Mastercard

Mastercard

IT
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 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

Wintel Technical Architect-2

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.
Overview
The Systems and Platform Architecture team is looking for a Platform Architect to design and provide oversight for Platform solutions through all stages of the development life cycle from bid, concept through architecture, design, build, test and delivery into production.
Role

Typically, the role will require the holder to:

• Produce High Level Designs for Wintel, VMWare and Corporate IT solutions.
• Maintain the technology roadmap Wintel & VMWare Tools and technologies in line with end of support dates.
• Work closely with cross functional teams including Delivery, Engineering and Operations.
• Ensure that new solutions conform to policies and standards and meet defined non-functional requirements for performance, scalability, availability, security and manageability.
• Identify, assess and communicate technical risks to the Business and Operations.
• Evaluate products for project and future usage and take responsibility for trialling new technologies.


All About You
Essential:
• Indepth knowledge of Wintel and VMWare technologies
• Significant experience in a demanding, high availability environment
• Proven experience of delivering complex technical designs and architectures
• Ability to analyse systems and extract required information for delivery of complex integrations.
• Ability to present complex technical information to both a technical and non-technical audience.
• Flexibility to take on new products, services, strategy and ways of working.
• A clear understanding of how non-functional requirements such as performance and availability are delivered by a technology solution.
Desirable:
• Experience of of working with Microsoft technologies.
• IT Security experience

The ideal candidate for this position should:
• Continually look at the market and competition to identify trends and new technologies that will benefit the company.
• Identify areas for continuous improvement and provide thoughtful and sustainable solutions.
• Be skilled at explaining technical problems succinctly and clearly.
• Be able to communicate your vision and roadmap effectively to a wide variety of stakeholders.
• Always look for potential solutions to solve problems.

Corporate Security Responsibility
Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position 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.

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.