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MasterCard Project Manager, Mastercard Launch 2021 in O'Fallon, Missouri

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 at https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html 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 Title

Project Manager, Mastercard Launch 2021

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 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.

Mastercard Launch is a full-time graduate development program designed to build the skills we leverage most as an innovator in the payments space, connects employees in enriching ways, and immerses new talent into our Doing Well by Doing Good culture. This program is meant for those who dare to be greater and those who wish to make a real impact in the world. Eligibility requires degree completion of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in December of 2020 or May 2021.

Are you motivated by fast-paced technology projects requiring collaboration across a multi-disciplined team? Do you enjoy working with other technology colleagues to explore new solutions to business problems? Are you energized by the idea of partnering with innovative, cutting edge technology companies?

The Mastercard Operations & Technology (O&T) Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) team supports the lifecycle of technology related M&A activities, from target identification, strategic company/partner technology evaluations, technology due diligence, to the support of integrations.


  • This role will be responsible for planning, coordination, status reporting, etc. of M&A project-oriented work efforts

  • Ensure that project goals and objectives are defined and met within agreed upon time, scope and resource requirements.

  • Work with stakeholders across the organization (including operations and technology, corporate development/strategy, and global and regional product owners) to understand M&A deal/partnership rationale and value drivers.

  • Develop and manage projects to conduct technology due diligence to assess target company’s technology, processes, tools, organisation, etc.

  • Drive analysis to uncover issues, risks, and opportunities across all areas of technology including organisation, process, tools, technology, architecture, hardware, software, data, hosting, SDLC, and so on.

  • Regularly communicates the status of specific project deliverables

  • Provides general project team and/or management assistance

All About You:

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program majoring in Business Administration, Engineering Management, Information Technology, or a related field with a graduation date of December 2020 or May 2021

  • Project management skills, highly organized with strong attention to detail

  • Understanding of payments industry, the mobile and/or ecommerce market and technologies

  • Proactively learns the needs of internal or external customers and takes appropriate action to meet customer expectations; strong ability to drive for change based on end-user needs

  • Strategic thinker with ability to derive and translate data analytics to meet business goals

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment, handle multiple tasks, consistently meet established deadlines, and deliver exceptional results

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

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 reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com 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.

Requisition ID: R-113855