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MasterCard Lead Software Development Engineer 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 (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

Lead Software Development Engineer

Job Description Summary


By joining Mastercard’s Cyber and Intelligence technology organization, you’ll deliver exciting new solutions that will fight fraud, reduce customer risk, and validate cardholder identity. As a member of MasterCard's Decision Management Platform, you’ll work on a world class platform that processes billions of transactions per day, in ten’s of milliseconds, using a multi-tiered, message-oriented approach for high performance and availability. The Lead Software Engineer position will provide leadership and expertise to advance the platform’s CICD and infrastructure automation capabilities and establish a strategic roadmap for the program. Infrastructure automation is a key enabler that underpins our ability to efficiently scale the platform to meet market driven growth demands and respond to global pressures driven by regionalism and nationalism such as “on soil” requirements.

· Would you like to be part of a team developing industry leading solutions to fight fraud?

· Are you motivated by using state of the art technologies to speed business solutions to market?

· Do you want to create innovative technology solutions to solve challenging business problems?


  • Define and execute against a program strategy for advancing program level CICD and infrastructure build automation capabilities to streamline application release processes and pave a path towards immutable compute.

  • Lead execution of program roadmap around elastic localized compute strategies, as part of program migration to PaaS and public cloud.

  • Define and govern health and terms of use standards for development and test environments, in alignment with CICD strategy and multiple release train needs.

  • Work cross functionality to provide automation frameworks to drive improvements in various spaces such as patching, machine managed certificates, security vulnerability management, and pipeline enforced test automation.

  • Apply technical capabilities within own discipline to coach and develop junior employees

  • Provide input into performance appraisal process for some junior employees or team members

  • Designs highly complex applications, interfaces and integration with a modest number of systems

  • Integrate at an enterprise level using third-party middleware or messaging products, or by designing and implementing custom interfaces and mapping for those interfaces

  • Responsible for performance engineering of the enterprise software architecture, and providing functional guidance, advice, and/or training to other application developers

  • Modest advanced code development, code review and day-to-day support duties

  • Group-wide and external public speaking and other communications conveying domain level directions

  • Researching and evaluating tools to support domain-specific needs· Plan, design and develop technical solutions and alternatives to meet business requirements in adherence with MasterCard standards, processes and best practices.

All About You

· Must be high-energy, detail-oriented, proactive, and have the ability to function under pressure in an independent environment.

· Must provide the necessary skills to have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation to drive results.

· Possesses strong communication skills -- both verbal and written – and strong relationship, collaborative skills and organizational skills.

· Willingness and ability to learn and take on challenging opportunities and to work as a member of matrix based diverse and geographically distributed project team.

· Deep knowledge of software development processes including agile processes and test driven development

· Experience with the design and development of complex, multi-tier software solutions

Essential Skills required:

o Extensive experience with various CICD and Infrastructure Automation tools. Experience with CHEF suite and CHEF Habitat preferred.

o Extensive experience building cookbooks/recipes/plans to automate provisioning of physical and virtual hosts, as well as operational run activities.

o Strong background and understanding of various PaaS and Container Orchestration Systems such as Cloud Foundary and Kubernetes.

o Experience in migration of applications from on premise to public cloud – including AWS and/or Azure

o Extensive experience in deployment automation concepts and tooling including Jenkins, Artifactory, GIT, Maven, and advanced branching strategies.

o Proven track record of leading and executing on enterprise level CICD and infrastructure automation initiatives and demonstrated business results.

o Strong understanding of Linux VMs and Cloud Based VMs

o Strong Linux and shell scripting

o Oracle & PL/SQL and advanced SQL scripting

o A wide breadth and depth of technical experience using Java/JEE

o Spring Framework (including Spring Boot).

· Desirable Skills:

o Messaging – MQ and JMS

o Business rules execution systems (e.g. IBM Operational Decision Manager (ODM - formerly ILOG))

o Experience integrating vendor and open source products into an overall system

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.

Corporate Security Responsibility

Every 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.

Requisition ID: R-127922