Lead Principal Architect - Payment

Company: MGM Resorts International
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 16.NOV.2019


Location: Las Vegas, Nevada The experience economy is where it's at, and MGM Resorts is placed strategically to be in the center of it. We ...


Las Vegas, Nevada

The experience economy is where it's at, and MGM Resorts is placed strategically to be in the center of it.
We are a global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels, live and theatrical entertainment experiences and an extensive array of restaurants, nightlife, retail and sports offerings. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry.

Riding on this diversification of offerings and customer focus, MGM Resorts is positioned for its next chapter.

This role sits within the Commercial & Growth group which includes key functions such as marketing, revenue management, analytics, digital, IT, and sales.
The group was formed under the leadership of Atif Rafiq, who recently joined as President, Commercial & Growth. Atif's transformation experience at McDonald's and Volvo builds on over 15 years experience in pure play tech companies such as Amazon, Yahoo! and AOL, and his days as Founder / CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up.

MGM Resorts is proud to be recognized as one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies and has also become a desirable employer for top talent from leading companies such as Uber, Microsoft, Starbucks and Mastercard over recent years.

Become one of the stars behind The SHOW and become part of the world's most powerful entertainment brands. Our Company has one exciting mission: To entertain the human race.

As a key memeber of the Enterprise Architecture organization, the Lead Principal Architect - Payment will support the development of enterprise payment technology and strategy to lead the company's digital transformation and innovation. The Lead Principal Architect - Payment will be accountable for the end-to-end payment experience of our guests across all business domains such as eCommerce, marketing, gaming, hotel, F&B, retail, and entertainment.


  • Lead a group of architects to develop end-to-end payment architecture and strategy (digital wallet, fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and cashless).
  • Provide domain expertise to engineering organization to develop new payment capabilities that will help improve our guest experience.
  • Collaborate with various business and technology stakeholders to understand business challenges and develop solutions and strategies.
  • Define enterprise architecture standards and guidelines for payment domain.
  • Participate in industry conferences and consortia to lead and influence payment innovation in the casino and hospitality domain.
  • Mentor other architects to drive continuous improvement.
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested.

  • Strong industry track record in payment industry.
  • Strong track record of being able to influence large enterprises or engaged in a startup culture.
  • Strong technology leadership.
  • 8 years of experience in the fintech industry (digital wallet, fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and cashless) or a related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field; or equivalent education and work experience.

  • Previous experience in the hospitality or financial industry.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field.

  • Gaming Registration Required.


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