Low-angle shot of a young man chatting casually to middle-aged woman at the Mastercard Dublin Tech Hub.
Alonso Araujo and Sarah Cunningham, Mastercard. Image: Luke Maxwell

What’s it like working at Mastercard’s only Europe-based tech hub?

22 Oct 2018

The Mastercard Dublin Tech Hub currently employs approximately 450 people, but that number is growing.

Millions of people around the world are familiar with the Mastercard brand, and the company is at the forefront of innovation when it comes to payments and commerce.

Earlier this year, Mastercard announced 175 highly skilled jobs at its Dublin office, which is the company’s only Europe-based tech hub.

Sarah Cunningham, vice-president of Mastercard’s Dublin Tech Hub, said the vast majority of its employees are technologists “dedicated to shaping the future of commerce through their expertise”.

Software engineer Mark Carroll said Mastercard has a fantastic office atmosphere, with learning at the forefront for its employees. “Everyone that joins is given a mentor and assigned training,” he said. “The software developers here mentor us so everyone has excellent development skills.”

While mentorship is important at Mastercard, so is diversity. Ann Marie Clyne, vice-president of human resources, said the Mastercard Dublin Tech Hub attracts technologists from all across the globe. “Currently, we have 35 different nationalities working here so it’s not just an Irish office, it’s actually a global office,” she said.

The company is at the cutting edge of payments solutions, developing chatbots and augmented-reality shopping, among other innovative projects.

Cunningham said the company operates “the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses right across the world”.

Carroll added that as well as a nice office atmosphere, Mastercard also encourages its employees to go beyond their work to volunteer their skills to the local community. “We do this through initiatives such as CoderDojo, we visit schools to do the Girls4Tech initiative to encourage coding and we also promote our diverse workforce through our Pride committee.”

For those who want to work at Mastercard’s Dublin Tech Hub, Clyne said the ideal candidate is someone who has a global mindset, a passion for technology and really wants to make a difference in the world.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

Loading now, one moment please! Loading