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MasterCard Lead Software Engineer in Dublin, Ireland

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 (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html) 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 Engineer

Who is Mastercard?

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.

Technology at Mastercard

What we create today will define tomorrow. Revolutionary technologies that reshape the digital economy to be more connected and inclusive than ever before. Safer, faster, more sustainable.

And we need the best people to do it. Technologists who are energized by the challenges of a truly global network. With the talent and vision to create the critical systems and products that power global commerce and connect people everywhere to the vital goods and services they need every day.

Working at Mastercard means being part of a unique culture. Inclusive and diverse, a rich collaboration of ideas and perspectives. A place that celebrates your strengths, values your experiences, and offers you the flexibility to shape a career across disciplines and continents. And the opportunity to work alongside experts and leaders at every level of the business, improving what exists, and inventing what’s next.

What Makes Mastercard Dublin Unique

• Home to Mastercard’s European Tech Hub: a vibrant and multicultural campus housing 1000 passionate technologists and innovators.

• Our Dublin teams are dedicated to shaping the future of commerce by building revolutionary technologies that reshape the digital ecosystem across Payment Security, APIs, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and more.

• The Foundry, Mastercard’s global research and development division, is headquartered in Dublin and serves as the heart of this Tech Hub.

• Time spent onsite will be in our new state-of-the-art 5-acre campus, featuring the Mastercard Experience Center, an interactive immersive space designed to test virtual reality products, and meeting rooms evolved for the ‘future of work’ virtual and in-person coworking.

Is Mastercard for you?

• Our culture: inclusive and diverse with rich collaboration of ideas and perspectives, with a focus on career advancement and development opportunities

• Our working style: flexible work arrangements in a hybrid model, work from away program

• Our offering: Competitive compensation & generous employee benefits - holiday, personal, parental, and sick leave

About the role

Software Engineers at Mastercard design and code artificial intelligence, cloud, and machine learning platforms that provide mission-critical insights to many of the world’s leading organizations and governments. As a Software Engineer, you will deliver these products and solutions with speed and agility as part of a small team. This will involve developing high-performing, highly scalable software solutions and products for some of the world’s top brands. Specific tasks vary depending on the project and the business unit that you join in.

All staff at Mastercard are expected to demonstrate 'Mastercard Way' cultural values every day - own it, simplify it, sense of urgency, thoughtful risk-taking, unlock potential, and be inclusive – with a relentless focus on our customers. As a Lead Software Engineer at Mastercard, you are expected to perform the following general responsibilities:

• Own complex problems with dependency across services and facilitate cross-functional team interactions to drive resolution

• Define, design, and develop procedures and solutions at a service level

• Drive prioritization decisions and trade-offs in working with product partners

• Identify opportunities and build roadmaps to enhance primary service/function

• Automate and simplify all aspects of software delivery and development

• Introduce new technologies and architecture by following enterprise guidelines

• Provide development and architecture guidance to team members

All about you

It is not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all these areas.

• Has experience and pattern-recognition to understand the application of new programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to achieve desired product outcomes

• Has skills to document and coach team on the development practices and coding guidelines

• Has skills to undertake a technical review of code across applications and their dependencies to drive consistent coding practices and standards, identify vulnerabilities or risks, and provide coaching and feedback to other developers

• Understands and elaborates technical debt and operational issues to drive prioritization and trade-off discussions with stakeholders; understands system architecture to plan for platform and infrastructure capacity

• Has skills to implement and verify all quality and operational gates during software promotion to production

• Has skills to analyze data retention and regulatory needs to provide scalable data architecture solutions applying standard patterns and techniques

• Understands continuous integration and continuous delivery concepts and practices. Is able to lead the automation of build, test, and deployment tasks where processes and applications are designed upfront with automation in mind

• Has skills to undertake infrastructure and deployment automation using industry-standard tooling; understands Platform-as-a-Service to build applications that run on standardized application platforms and deploy specifications

• Uses advanced knowledge to guide others on a suite of tests focusing on end-user experience for multiple users, performance under load and peak, and other resiliency and capacity scenarios; conducts performance analysis of production data for ongoing assessment and tuning of performance test approaches

• Has the ability to develop and document test strategy following Mastercard testing standards

• Has skills to define, organize, and report on test runs for major, minor, and hotfix releases; has skills to conduct various performance tests (e.g., load, spike, breakpoint, endurance)

• Has skills to evaluate different test automation frameworks and set up test data, service mocks and environments to simulate production-like conditions

Equal opportunities considerations

In the US, 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 reasonable_accommodation@mastercard.com 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.

Everyone wants easier ways to pay;

we invent them.

Checkout lines are slow;

we speed them along.

Merchants want more sales;

we give them data and insights.

People need financial access;

we connect them.

Corporate purchasing is complicated;

we make it simple.

Commuters are busy;

we speed them on their way.

Governments need greater efficiencies;

we help create them.

Small businesses are virtual;

we give them access to a world of buyers.

Retailers want to fight fraud;

we provide the tools.

Requisition ID: R-181656

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