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MasterCard Lead Software Development Engineer - Labs as a Service 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

Lead Software Development Engineer - Labs as a Service


Mastercard Labs as a Service is a leading-edge global innovation practice, delivering a range of innovative programs which incorporate the best in design thinking and agile development processes – helping customers and partners extend their innovation agenda through the delivery of leading-edge programs, processes, and applications.

Team Purpose – Labs as a Service

• Labs as a Service (LaaS) supports our customers and partners with Innovation and R&D consultation - delivering customized innovation programs, products, and support - tailored to meet client-specific business challenges. Labs as a Service is a joint venture alliance between Labs and Advisors

• Labs as a Service helps customers create practical solutions to real problems in a compressed timeframe using cost-effective, innovative processes and platforms


• Work as a member of an agile team to design, build, test, and deploy new products and features

• Participate and contribute in design innovation sprints, product kick-off sessions, and requirement workshops

• Support our design innovation sprints by creating functional prototypes based on ideas generated

• Design and develop applications, system to system interfaces and complete software solutions, and creates documentation such as user guides and software development guides

• Produce high-quality code while employing community accepted testing principles, best practices, and tooling

• Make technology recommendations that balance business needs and technical requirements

• Proactively understand stakeholder needs, goals, expectations, and viewpoints to deliver results

• Guide teams on development standards, automation, and tooling

All About You

• Technical expertise in various areas of software engineering and track record of successful project delivery

• Deep understanding and significant experience of Java, JVM, and Spring ecosystem

• Experience in Database Design, strong knowledge of PL/SQL

• Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system

• Aligning database schemes that represent and support business processes

• Data migration, transformation, and scripting skills

• Setup and administration of backups

• Outputting data in different formats

• Experience of event architectures, such as Kafka and Axon

• Experience in implementing CI/CD build pipelines with tools like Git/BitBucket, Jenkins, Maven, Artifactory, and Chef

• Experience with automated testing tools

• Comfortable interfacing with RESTful services and consuming 3rd party APIs

• Ability to debug server-side API calls and contribute to the design of best-practice RESTful APIs

• High desire for internal collaboration to drive improvements in quality with code reviews and knowledge sharing

• Deal well with ambiguous/undefined problems; ability to think abstractly

• Ability to be high-energy, detail-oriented, proactive, and able to function under pressure in an independent environment, along with a high degree of initiative and self-motivation to drive results

• Strong communication skills -- both verbal and written – and strong relationship, collaboration skills, and organizational skills.

• Ability to quickly learn and implement new technologies, frameworks, and tools to support multiple concurrent activities and to interface with external/internal resources

• Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency, and drive

• A passion for delivering best-in-class experiences, ensuring solutions meet the needs of people

• Project management skills with keen attention to detail

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualification

• Flexibility to work on many new, challenging, and rapid moving projects

• Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, once travel resumes

Desirable skills/experience (but not requirements)

• Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies and ceremonies

• Familiarity or experience with additional back-end languages such as PHP, Python, Ruby, .NET, and/or JavaScript is a plus

• Familiarity and understanding of session management in distributed environments

• Experience with UI and workflow prototyping tools

• Cross-industry experience in start-up and corporate environments

• Experience building Internet of Things (IoT) devices/interfaces

• Experience building Conversational UI (CUI / VUI) and Bots (Amazon Alexa, FB Messenger, Google Assistant)

• Experience with Artificial Intelligence (NLP/ ML/ CNN/ RNN)

• Experience working with a cloud system such as Microsoft Azure or AWS

• Familiar with CI/CD pipeline tooling such as Jenkins

• Financial services, banking, fintech and/or payment systems experience

• Experience with system architecture and previous leadership experience on a software team is a strong advantage

• Prior experience working with clients to understand problems and gather requirements

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.​

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Requisition ID: R-124214