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MasterCard Secure Software Engineer 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

Secure Software Engineer

Mastercard is creating a world class secure software development capability and we are looking for an agile team player to own and drive the delivery of repeatable processes and tools that support secure software development processes. This role will be part of the Business Security Enablement team and will report to the VP of Information Security Engineering.

Can you design processes and effective workflows, that help teams perform repeatable secure software engineering tasks more efficiently?

Can you advise development teams and third-party providers on how to securely design applications and services following industry best practices?

Can you analyze an application architecture to reduce the security risk to an acceptable level, while still providing beneficial functionality for the end user?

Can you demonstrate a high level of expertise in the software development, architecture and engineering disciplines?

Can you operate independently with minimum supervision?

Can you solve problems creatively?


Establish Mastercard’s security posture for using of open-source software and 3rd party libraries

Influence design and/or implementation choices for third-party software in areas such as application, networking, OS and Cloud

Participate and in some cases lead cross-functional group of people with different functional expertise toward a common goal of managing 3rd party software in use by Mastercard.

Maintain technical documentation

All About You

Well versed in application secure design principles, OWASP top 10, and secure coding techniques

Experience with SCA, SAST, DAST and/or IAST capabilities

Experience with relevant attack patterns, and types of vulnerabilities that an attacker may exploit and defensive techniques to mitigate them

Ability to understand software design and recommend security controls across multiple aspects of security engineering principles

Demonstrate the ability to articulate and communicate effectively to diverse audiences and properly translate security and risk management terminology into business terms, and recommends alternative solutions to these stakeholders

Experience of continuous delivery/continuous integration (CI/CD) processes and procedures including critical security considerations in automated workflows a plus

Previous software engineering experience with Java or similar enterprise programming language a plus

Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

About Mastercard

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.

Requisition ID: R-150311