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MasterCard Director Software Engineering - Cloud Native Development in Dublin, Ireland

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Job Title

Director Software Engineering - Cloud Native Development

Mastercard Shared Components group is on a mission to rapidly introduce and evolve common, internally consumed capabilities that are the foundation for Mastercard's product and service offerings globally. The successful candidate will lead the development for one or more services within the Consumer Services Program and will be charged with ensuring Mastercard continues to deliver technological and innovation excellence. As a group we have a Lean-Agile focus on delivering the right solutions to internal and external customers with the highest quality in the shortest lead times. Director of Software Engineering to lead the development of cloud native platforms. This position requires a thorough knowledge of what it takes to develop Scalable, Resilient, highly responsive and high-performance applications from the ground up.


Designs, documents and implements reliable, testable and elegant solutions to problems

Could be a squad-level expert in a particular domain or squad-level go-to person for solving a particular set of problems

Understands and can clearly explain the high-level architecture and design of their team’s systems and services.

Independently designs and implements moderately complex code changes, writes good tests for their code, implements very complex changes with some guidance.

Understands best practices related to designing and implementing micro services architecture, example domain API modeling, event sourcing, logging and monitoring.


Values team success over individual success

Build end-to-end, fully autonomous, self-empowered, co-located squads with greater emphasis on team ownership and accountability.

Create high-performing engineering culture with common mindset of learning, growing and acquiring new skills and technologies.

Practice servant leadership culture to mentor and grow talent in engineering disciplines.

Can effectively take a leadership role on a moderately complex project with few members working on it

Can explain complex problems and solutions to people inside and outside their domain of expertise

Coaching / Mentorship

Identify, recruit and mentor top talent to establish the new development culture to support the technology transformation.

continuously improves self and team.

Helps identify team weaknesses and suggests solutions

Can coach a squad through the stages (forming, storming, norming and performing)


Accountable for ensuring service that the squad they are responsible for meets all KPIs

Accountable for ensuring skills gaps within chapter are addressed by identifying and working with leadership to deliver training to address gaps as well as in recruiting the desired talent into the chapter

Offers constructive feedback on areas relevant to service delivery and skill maturity

Business Impact

Demonstrates an understanding of the business context of their projects/services and how they would impact business metrics

Demonstrates the ability to translate between basic business requirements and technical requirements


Software Engineering experience with demonstrated thought-leadership and functional influence and partnership demonstrated by a successful track record of enabling business through these technical decisions

Considered a department thought leader and expert in Software Engineering as with experience in related engineering disciplines

Proven ability to design / architect highly cloud native applications.

Ability to influence and partner with teams outside of the engineering organization

Proven track record of delivering large scale projects and willingness to roll up sleeves to get the job done

Excellent communication / presentation skills

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-87734