Director Engineering


Director Engineering

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Mastercard, City of Westminster

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 93f6b33b7c764ad7a0e627baf6d87fe4

Full Job Description

We are looking for a Director of Software Engineering with a proven track record of leading multiple global SCRUM Teams.

You will be joining an award-winning team, headquartered in The City of London, we build solutions that help our clients gain an understanding of the underlying criminal behaviour that drives financial crime, empowering them to act.

This is a leadership role accountable for end-to-end delivery from Analysis, Design, Build and Test across several products. You will be partnering with product managers, architects, and operations teams responsible for the continued development of Financial Crime Solutions.


  • Leads 3-5 SCRUM teams of about 10 to 12 software engineers, business analysts, systems analysts, DevOps, and quality engineers.

  • Evaluates employee performance, sets expectations and goals for direct reports and their teams.

  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion in overall project management by prioritizing, planning, and tracking project progress.

  • Designs, develops, and modifies programs and plans working closely with the business owners and technical program managers.

  • Research software development options and provides analysis for product development direction.

  • Works closely with architecture and platform teams, challenging and improving solutions for performance, scale, and costs.

  • Must have good organizational and analytical skills and be able to interact with all levels of management., Encourages continuous improvement through data driven metrics aligned with organization objectives.

  • Plays an active role in mentoring and recruiting others.

  • The role is hybrid, based in central London, and the expectation is that you attend the office according to Mastercard policy.

  • You may have domain knowledge in payments, fraud, anti-money laundering and machine learning.

  • 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.


  • People Management.

  • Communication Proficiency.

  • Performance Management.

  • High end Problem Solving/Analysis.

  • Hands-on software engineering background

  • All About You

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Manager of Managers, leader, coach, and mentor for your teams

  • Prior hands-on experience as a software engineer or architect

  • Fundamentally grounded in agile methodologies, specifically SCRUM or SAFE

  • Extensive experience managing multi-stakeholder programs in a global organization or equivalent.

  • Experience of managing teams using the following technologies Java/.Net/Python/ Go/React/Node.

  • Experience of building solutions for public cloud

  • Experience of managing globally distributed teams

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal are a must.

  • Organizational planning and multi-tasking skills.

  • Listening, oral, written and presentation skills and effective interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to drive results while being resourceful and tactful within a corporate environment.

  • Extensive experience evaluating complex strategic initiatives, facilitating, influencing, and contributing to design and advancement.

  • Understands the business strategy and design approaches within product, program, or domain with depth to be credible and effective with teams they work with. Can competently represent team's services.

  • Keeps abreast of evolving technology landscape. Can ask the right questions to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of designs (scalability, latency, security, performance, data integrity, etc.)

  • Works with ambiguity and with limited guidance. The business outcome, program, and/or product strategy is defined, but nothing else is.

    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, Director Engineering