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MasterCard Lead Software Development Engineer in O'Fallon, Missouri

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Job Title

Lead Software Development Engineer


The Lead Developer role is responsible for working with regional, product, and technical teams to identify improvements to be made to MasterCard’s core switching platforms.

This role is key to developing improvements, expansion of capabilities, and problem-solving of MasterCard’s core platforms by researching opportunities, understanding the business needs of internal product owners, customers, and the industry in general that utilize the systems. The product specialist will be identifying solutions that meet the customer needs and developing strategies to drive MasterCard in the transaction switching environment.

• Do you enjoy getting into the details of complex concepts while also working on strategic deliverables

• Are you someone who can analyze data and use it to drive business decisions

• Do you have the ability to influence and collaborate across technical and business teams


 Grasp complex processes and the ability to gather and apply information from documentation and subject matter experts

 Perform data analysis of transaction information and communicate findings and recommendations for enhancements to systems

 Champion platform improvements with internal and external partners

 Maintain documentation in accordance with platform enhancements/improvements

 Work with product owners on new opportunities, assess system feasibility and propose solutions

All About You

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills with previous experience in a customer-facing role interfacing with mid to senior level executives.

 Ability to influence external customers and internal business partners, at all levels, and drive towards results, without direct management authority.

 Strong data analysis skills, ability to use data reporting tools to obtain, analyze, and report against large complex transaction data bases

 Business Acumen with the ability to provide solutions that drive positive results to the customer and MasterCard.

 Highly organized and able to deal with multiple and competing priorities

 Knowledge of electronic payment processing is desired but not required as is a strong understanding of customer business processes/needs and the ability to translate those into business and product requirements

 Effectively interface with all areas and levels of management including Customers (Issuers and corporate clients), Senior executives (internal and external); Glboal Products teams, Customer Relationship teams, Business Development, Development teams.

 Ability to stay calm under pressure and adapt to changing conditions and priorities is critical to success.

 Bachelors degree in business or relevant experience, MBA preferred

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.​

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Requisition ID: R-130031