Director, Labs R&D Blockchain Solution Lead North America

Mastercard New York City , NY 10008

Posted 2 months ago

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world's fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless.

We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Director, Labs R&D Blockchain Solution Lead North America


At Mastercard Labs, we convert signals from emerging technologies and trends into opportunities. Our ability to identify new signals and explore their business impact is core to how we play with purpose. Our approach also enables us to de-risk the development and execution of new products and services.

We partner with clients and leverage our resources to help them future-proof their business and capitalize on growth.

Our global Research and Development Labs Network explores new technologies on an ongoing basis. We are continually discovering, experimenting, building, delivering and learning by doing in order help Mastercard and our partners realize the potential of emerging technologies such as new interfaces and networks like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and essential concepts like identity and financial inclusion. Doing so helps us filter the relevant signals and deliver on the commercial potential for our partners and for Mastercard.

As we continue to grow the Labs Network we are looking for a dynamic leader who can drive solution approach, development and delivery of the same in the North America region. In this role, you will be a key member of a highly agile group as part of the Mastercard Blockchain team that has created its own blockchain. You will be playing a critical role in leading the team on building an exciting and innovative product and taking it to scale globally


Responsibilities will be wide-ranging for the right individual, providing an the opportunity to make real global impact for the company & business. Responsibilities would be in 3 broad areas :

  • Management Consulting & solution definition

o Driving the overall solution definition, documentation & securing approval by partnering with product team and our customers

o Working with Blockchain leadership team, Labs portfolio team & the blockchain development team, lead specific use case development on Mastercard Blockchain

  • Management & Execution

o Partnering with Labs Portfolio, customer and product team to define the requirement and implementation of the same using Agile Development methodology

o Responsible for working with customers & internal stakeholders in executing the delivery that includes development, E2E testing with customers, helping customers understand the blockchain principles, design, certification of the solution and deployment into the live environment for execution of market test

o Driving successful execution of the market test, launch and transition

  • Technology

o Thought leader in the blockchain space to drive new innovation from defining new networks on blockchain, inter-operability, quantum computing & its impact and in general decentralization

o Lead new proof of concepts that builds upon blockchain and other relevant technologies to create a comprehensive use case that solves for business problem

All About You

To be successful in the role, the individual would have a good balance of being a technologist (have been a developer and have risen through the ranks), technical management consulting experience dealing with customers (engaging with customer product management, technology management & development staff) and have managed a team of high performing software engineering team.

Individuals with Banking (wholesale banking and/or treasury) experiences would be preferred.

Experience with latest tech stack is required, primarily Java and cloud based technology is preferred.

Working Blockchain knowledge is required, preference would be given to individuals with deep technical knowledge within the blockchain.

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.

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