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MasterCard Data Engineer II in Arlington, Virginia

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 ( 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

Data Engineer II


The Data Engineer II will participate on data management aspects of client engagements to deliver Test & Learn and other D&S delivery solutions, as well as contribute to and foster a high-performance collaborative workplace. A Data Engineer II will:

  • Independently execute projects through design, implementation, automation, and maintenance of large-scale enterprise ETL processes for a global client base

  • Develop repeatable and scalable code that processes client data in an automated and efficient manner to ensure data availability in the platform is as real-time as possible.

  • Act as an expert data resource within the team

  • Manage the process of data delivery on teams by overseeing other Data Engineers and Analysts to deliver on-time, accurate, high-value, robust data solutions across multiple clients, solutions, and industry sectors

  • Build trust-based working relationships with peers and clients across local and global teams

  • Implement best practices and collaborate in the design of effective streamlined processes for a complex global solutions group

  • Leverage industry best practices including proper use of source control, code reviews, data validation and testing

  • Enhance big data pipelines using Python, R, SSIS and Powershell to address complex technical challenges and seamless communication with several cloud storage technologies

  • Leverage new SQL Server features such as Columnstore Indexes, In-Memory OLTP, Incremental statistics, Trace Flags, SQL CLR functions, window aggregate functions, and parallel computing algorithms to reduce the processing time of multi-billion row data sets

  • Contribute to the automation capabilities of the team. Implement techniques to optimize and routinize repeatable tasks for Test & Learn data setup

  • Comply with and uphold all Mastercard internal policies and external regulations

All about you:

• BE/BTech in a quantitative field (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Econometrics, Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research). ME/MTech preferred

• Excellent English quantitative, technical, and communication (oral/written) skills; an excellent listener

• Expertise with hands-on experience with RDMS technologies, preferably with Microsoft SQL Server, the SSIS Stack and .Net; Familiarity with at least one scripting language (VB Script, Perl, Python)

• Proven self-motivated leader with experience working in teams

• Demonstrated excellent skills in the ability to innovate, think critically and disaggregate problems. Able to provide oversight, validation, and quality control to own work product

• Demonstrated excellent skills in the ability to innovate, think critically and disaggregate problems. Able to provide oversight, validation, and quality control to own and teamwork product

• Skilled at balancing multiple projects and differing project priorities

Flexible to work with global offices across several time zones



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 Responsibility

All 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, and

  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

Everyone wants easier ways to pay;

we invent them.

Checkout lines are slow;

we speed them along.

Merchants want more sales;

we give them data and insights.

People need financial access;

we connect them.

Corporate purchasing is complicated;

we make it simple.

Commuters are busy;

we speed them on their way.

Governments need greater efficiencies;

we help create them.

Small businesses are virtual;

we give them access to a world of buyers.

Retailers want to fight fraud;

we provide the tools.

Requisition ID: R-183136