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MasterCard Manager, Software Engineering in O'Fallon, Missouri

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 ( 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

Manager, Software Engineering


At Mastercard, our industry expertise is enhanced by our commitment to being a force for good in the world and to doing well by doing good. Mastercard relies on our global workforce to help us achieve our goal of building a sustainable, inclusive global economy. The Mastercard Way encourages us, connects us with the behaviors that represent the essence of not only what we do but who we are as an organization. Cultivating an environment for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views and experiences drives a global and collaborative culture of inclusion and sense of belonging.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join Mastercard on the global credit card authorization team. We facilitate billions of transactions among issuers, acquirers, and service providers worldwide. We are looking for talented software engineering leaders to develop advanced technologies and applications that revolutionize payments.


  • Be the servant leader for a cross-functional team of Software Engineer, Tester, Technical Program Manager, and Product Manager-Technical roles

  • Recruit and hire the right talent, always bringing in someone better than at least half the individuals in the role

  • Work closely with product, vendor, and architecture teams on product definition, technical design, and overall execution

  • Serve as a technical resource for team members and mentor junior engineers

  • Critically review code, design, and implementation guiding the team with a focus on improving quality

  • Play a key role in shaping the direction of engineering processes through working with small teams empowered to organize and run the team as they see fit

  • Department-wide public speaking and other communications conveying application level directions

  • Coach and guide employees within own team(s). Ensures own team(s) growth, compliance to goal setting and performance appraisal process

  • Have strong ownership of your team’s software and are deep in the maintenance characteristics, runtime properties and dependencies including hardware, operating system, and build

  • Demonstrate ability to confidently and quickly make a decision is the face paced environment in order to maintain the ability of rapid development and deployment of new coding changes

  • Coach your team on Agile practices; including standup, retrospectives, planning, and grooming sessions to operate and thrive as a high-performing team

  • Own senior management communication and interaction for delivery, support, and issues

About You

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Experience managing, coaching, and guiding high performing Agile software development teams both technically and professionally

  • Experience developing software (C/C++ on Linux preferred)

  • Experience in CI/CD with a strong focus on the engineering efficiency

  • Motivation, creativity, self-direction, and desire to thrive on small Agile teams

  • Experience solving and implementing scalable solutions to solve complex problems

  • Familiarity in modular design using and creating single-responsibility services and APIs

  • Strong analytical and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Engineering experience, preferably in high volume, low latency transaction processing systems (such as payments transaction switching, high frequency trading systems or global real time event streaming systems etc.)

  • Excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical people

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.

About Mastercard

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 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.

Requisition ID: R-145830