MasterCard Senior Database Engineer in Brisbane, Australia

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.

Job Title

Senior Database Engineer


Platform Services manage our systems, networks and data centres, with a goal to deliver secure, scalable and resilient infrastructure and software deployment capability for our solutions globally

Provide administration of production, pre-production, UAT and development database systems and assist in designing of the database tier for our global payments solution

Provide a robust, scalable and high performance production database environment working with system engineers, database developers and senior database administrator


Implement proactive monitoring of all databases to predict and diagnose the majority of problems before they impact application performance or user experience

Configure and manage replication using Slony and Streaming Replication technology

Undertake periodic upgrades of database schema and perform testing and verification of released database schema upgrades

Create and maintain documentation, procedures and best practice guides for database deployment and maintenance

Given the nature of the organisation and the environment MPGS, the role may require out of standard hours work to minimise downtimes occasionally. The position will also require occasional periods international travel for training and business purposes, the successful candidate will possess a valid passport and be eligible for entry to the US, UK and Australia

All About You

Solid experience in Oracle and tuning with extensive experience as a Database Administrator in medium or larger organisations.

Highly proficient in Oracle with a solid understanding of database concepts (e.g. entity-relationship modelling, nth normal form, Object-relational mapping)

Thorough understanding and significant experience of database backup and recovery, performance monitoring and tuning, data manipulation and migration and advanced replication technologies (slony)

Strong technical knowledge of database architecture, data storage and management principles, with experience using related technologies

Experience with High Availability architectures

Significant experience in Oracle and Cassandra

Experience in implementation & support of NoSQL technology (including Cassandra, elastic search and lucene)

Exposure to or good experience within the financial services/payments industry environment (e.g Banking, Credit Card Scheme)

Experience with web technologies and Unix shell scripting

Bachelor€™s Degree or the equivalent qualification/industry experience within IT/eCommerce

Any Enterprise Database certification is a desirable qualification

Hands on approach to problem solving

Strong communication skills both written and verbal coupled with strong problem solving skills

Positive attitude with the ability to adapt and be flexible within a fast paced environment

Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: R-63830