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MasterCard Sr. Principal 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

Sr. Principal Software Engineer

Who is Mastercard?

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is 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. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

Overview

The Architecture & Technology (A&T) team sets standards for technology at Mastercard and enables 90% of Mastercard’s software engineering staff to focus on delivering customer value by eliminating undifferentiated heavy lifting necessary to align with those standards. Mastercard builds and operates large scale (> 1 Billion transactions / day), highly distributed systems the require exceptional levels of reliability. A&T is looking for a Sr. Principal, Software Engineering to drive Mastercard’s Technology, Architecture and Design, and Engineering practices. This is an individual contributor role reporting directly to the company’s senior technical leadership. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology and software development, highly motivated, intellectually curious, analytical, and can lead by influence.

Role

This position is a for a Senior member of Mastercard’s Principal Engineering community. Principal Engineers at Mastercard are exemplary practitioners of their craft and pragmatic visionaries. They make a lasting impact that echoes through the technology, the services we deliver to our customers, and the company. They work on Mastercard’s hardest problems, building high quality, architecturally sound systems that are aligned with our Engineering Principles and business needs. They remain hands-on and lead by example, delivering artifacts that set the standard for engineering excellence. By being close to the details, they earn the respect needed to be effective technical leaders. Principal Engineers bring clarity to complexity and demonstrate smart ways to simplify. They are leaders and mentors, setting excellent examples for their local teams and the entire Mastercard engineering community.

Mastercard Principal Engineers are:

Technically Fearless – they tackle intrinsically hard problems, venturing beyond comfortable approaches when necessary, and are adept at “Thoughtful Risk Taking”. They acquire expertise as needed, pioneer new spaces, and inspire others as to what’s possible.

Balanced and Pragmatic - they are pragmatic problem solvers, and apply judgment and experience to balance trade-offs between competing interests. They simplify processes and technologies while advocating a long-term view.

Illuminators and Clarifiers - they bring clarity to complexity and demonstrate smart ways to simplify. They frame each problem in its customer and business context and boil it down to its essence. They probe assumptions, illuminate pitfalls, and foster shared understanding. They accelerate progress by driving crisp and timely decisions.

Flexible in Approach - they adapt their approach to meet the needs of the team, project, and product. They solicit differing views and are willing to change their minds as they learn more. They recognize that there are often many viable solutions, and that sometimes the best solution is to solve a different problem, or to not solve the problem at all.

Respecting What Came Before - they are grateful to their predecessors and know that they stand on the shoulders of giants. They appreciate the value of working systems and the lessons they embody. They understand that many problems are not essentially new.

Learning, Educating, and Advocating - they are constantly learning. They seek technical knowledge and educate the entire organization about trends, technologies, and approaches. They engage with external technical communities that extend our reach and benefit from innovation and discovery outside of Mastercard and our industry. They combine vision and discretion to drive fruitful and even game-changing technology choices.

Leading with Decency - They value the cognitive diversity that comes from different educational, cultural, experiential backgrounds and know the best solutions rely on comfortable participation from all team members. They foster a comfortable environment for tough technical discussions where everyone can be heard. They de-escalate conflict when they see it and ensure that conversations are based on technical arguments. They mentor engineers and challenge them to engage in thoughtful disagreement.

Work on complex enterprise-wide initiatives spanning multiple services/programs.

Work with business/product owners to architect and deliver on new services to introduce new products.

Contribute and lead initiatives to improve the craftmanship of Software Engineering teams.

Drive the architectural design, including dependent services, service interactions, and policies.

Lead projects to prototype and prove concepts for new technologies, application frameworks, and design patterns.

Apply judgment and experience to balance trade-offs between competing interests.

Take on organization-wide and public speaking engagements and publishes white papers and blogs on relevant and emerging technical topics.

Consult across teams and across program lines to identify synergies and reuse opportunities.

Conduct technical interviews for hiring engineering staff and raising the performance bar.

Mentor and guide software engineers and leads in the team to improve engineering productivity, quality, and technology policy compliance.

Engage with external technical communities to extend our reach and benefit from the discovery outside of Mastercard and our industry.

Run Principal review architecture meetings and drive resolutions to enterprise-wide challenges and regulatory needs.

Mentor and coach Principal Engineers across the enterprise.

Assist people managers in the talent management process in hiring strong engineering talent and running performance evaluations.

All About You

You have current, deep, hands-on software engineering experience – architecture, design, and implementation – on large scale, distributed systems.

Your communications and technical skills make you a recognized technical leader.

You are passionate about new technology and can dive deep to form an objective evaluation and opinion.

Corporate Security Responsibility

Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position 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.

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.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

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-160487

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