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MasterCard Senior Systems Platform 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 at 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

Senior Systems Platform Engineer

Who is Mastercard?

We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.


The Data & Services team is a key differentiator for Mastercard, providing the cutting-edge services that help our customers grow. Focused on thinking big and scaling fast around the globe, this agile team is responsible for end-to-end solutions for a diverse global customer base. Centered on data-driven technologies and innovation, these services include payments-focused consulting, loyalty and marketing programs, business Test & Learn experimentation, and data-driven information and risk management services.

Mastercard’s Data & Services Infrastructure Delivery team is responsible for the deployment, configuration, maintenance, backup and support of multiple on-premise and cloud hosted data centers. In this role, you will be given the ownership and resources to solve challenging technical problems. Our Systems Engineers have the opportunity to build a long-term and exciting career in a dynamic technology oriented and rapidly growing organization.

Job Title

Senior Systems Engineer – Data & Services

Are you an experienced information technologist who is excited by…

  • Automating routine tasks and making systems more efficient?

  • Being part of an innovative, technologically advanced team?

  • Learning about new and staying on the cutting-edge of technology?

  • Working through challenging technical problems of deploying additional environments in new datacenters as we scale globally?


  • Procuring, installing, managing, and monitoring physical and virtual infrastructure in both local and remote geographies

  • Deploying and monitoring Microsoft SQL servers and databases – rapidly and effectively diagnosing outages or performance problems

  • Automating and streamlining commonly performed tasks, using scripting and configuration languages such as Powershell, Bash, Ansible and Terraform and automation tools such as Activebatch and Azure Automation

  • Deploying and managing IaaS + PaaS resources in Microsoft Azure and on-premises resources using Hyper-V and VMware, with a focus on Dell server and storage hardware

  • Work with internal engineering and client delivery teams to provision, provide access, and troubleshoot various testing and production resources

  • Testing and deploying new software/equipment for the company

  • Manage backup and recovery operations for multiple datacenters across geography, backing up multiple petabytes of data weekly

  • Documenting commonly encountered issues and creating documentation on newly implemented systems using Atlassian Jira and Confluence

  • Participate in on call rotations, responding to afterhours incidents in a timely manner

About You

  • Experience with Windows Server and Microsoft SQL server

  • Strong desire and prior experience automating common tasks

  • Ability to solve complex problems independently and in a team setting

  • Competency using industry standard automation/scripting languages (e.g. Powershell, SQL)

  • Experience with cloud technology such as Azure, AWS or Google Cloud

  • Experience deploying and supporting VMWare at an enterprise level

  • Experience with configuration languages such as Terraform or Ansible

  • Ability to juggle competing tasks and prioritize

  • Proven ability to communicate with team members effectively

  • Strong analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Understanding of working in an agile team environment

  • Proven ability to build trust and partnership with stakeholders

  • Strong sense of urgency and drive

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 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.

Requisition ID: R-115395