Principal Data Center Solutions Architect at Mastercard

Posted in Information Technology 14 days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

Our PurposeWe 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. Job TitlePrincipal Data Center Solutions ArchitectOverviewTeam ONE (Operations, Network and Employee Digital Experience) is looking for a Principal, Data Center Engineering Solutions Architect, reporting to the SVP, Technology Operations, responsible for the Data Center Program, to drive our technology strategy forward by consistently innovating and problem-solving. The ideal candidate is passionate about the customer experience journey, has in-depth knowledge and experience in an operational environment, is highly motivated, curious, analytical, and possesses an entrepreneurial mindset. RoleIn this role, you will:* Own and maintain the data center build standards and processes and work with the regional leads to enforce these (including Corporate office LAN rooms)* Ease the communication between the regional teams, facilitate ideas and exchange lessons learned * Setting expectations around documentation required by regional teams at each stage of the project, develop standards and process documents * Align Data Center location strategy and roadmaps on business objectives (including public cloud strategy)* Support and play an active role in new technology deployments (sustainability, cloud computing, Availability Zones, software defined networking, DevOps, etc.)* Develop strategies to manage data center capacity and green efficiency* Lead the deployment of a DCIM tool in Mastercard datacenters* Incorporate operations team feedback into the design process to consider and plan for ease of maintenance and operations* Oversee new site selection process in collaboration with the regional DC teams* Key contact for multi regions datacenter projects (e.g. consolidation effort)* Prepare and delivers materials to provide updates, summaries, and other communications to stakeholders and management regarding datacenter strategies and roadmaps* Key interface for audit activities PCI, ISO 27001 & internal audit* Develop sustainability strategy with all ONE stakeholders (sourcing and Compute/Storage/Network program owners) to reduce our GHG footprint in line with Mastercard's corporate strategy* Provide recommendations on costs optimization and environmental sustainability improvements* Mentor and coach datacenter staff by organizing trainings to develop technical skills and capabilities across the organization* Participate in global technology initiatives for the Datacenter Program * Lead design standardization, design updates, and process development* Effectively communicate with ONE project partners* Create, review, and lead colocation site selection RFP* Think outside of the box to find innovative solutions * Manage our external third-party partners through assessment of Mastercard data centers* Gain experience in establishing well-defined and globally consistent standards by exploring new tools and technologies* Oversee the regulatory relationships within the regional suppliers including reporting and responding to technical questions from our regulators* Provide assurance to senior management on the effectiveness of the internal operating environment* Manage collaborative working relationships with stakeholders an suppliers at the global, regional or local level* Drive and coordinate large regional infrastructure projects spanning multiple internal platforms, including responsibility for planning, time and cost management* Support regional pre-sales activities and new deal infrastructure delivery activities including capacity analysis of large scale projects* Lead various sustainability efforts to reduce our carbon footprint in support of Mastercard's netZero goals* Support M&A integration activitiesAll About You* Be Proficient in English, both written and spoken* Higher education degree* Be able to work independently, multitask, set priorities, and have a sharp eye for details* Be able to work in and adapt to a fast-paced changing environment* Be able to work in a global environment and manage regional objectives through influence vs. direct reporting lines* Always look for potential solutions to solve problems* Be confident and assertive around exec management* Experience with IT Operations* Technology awareness, preferably in payment industry* Previous experience in a similar position preferred* Confident people manager - will be leading a small team of subject matter experts * Display a culture of 'getting things done' with decency and transparancyCorporate Security ResponsibilityEvery 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.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 ResponsibilityAll 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, andComplete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard's guidelines.NYC Salary Range: $167,000 - $275,000PDN-992f2923-3b1a-4622-b76a-8732b2ff4010

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