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MasterCard Manager, Software Engineering in O'Fallon, Missouri

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Job Title

Manager, Software Engineering


The Mastercard Decision Management Platform team in St. Louis have an exciting opportunity to hire a Software Development Manager to help grow a newly established team that will be working on designing and developing new capabilities on the platform. The Decision Management Platform provides sophisticated business solutions to authenticate users and combat fraud.

· Would you like to work on a team that is building industry leading solutions for fighting fraud?

· Do you want to learn cutting edge technologies and help solve complex business problems?

· Do you have creative problem-solving techniques?

· Are you motivated to be a part of an organization that is driving a world beyond cash?


We are seeking an experienced and energetic Software Development Manager to provide leadership and direction to deliver mission critical Fraud Platform solutions within the Cyber and Intelligence Solutions group in Mastercard. We are committed to bringing passion and a customer focus to everything we do.

The ideal candidate will be technically proficient with strong experience leading software development teams. They will have full software lifecycle experience and a strong track record of delivery – from initial concept and design, to implementation and ultimately production.

As a member of the Software Development leadership team, you will be passionate about building a world class engineering team that enjoy what they do. A strong focus on quality is a must, as is seeking out and driving continuous improvements.

As a software development manager, you will be responsible for solution delivery. You will be confident in advising the wider project team on matters of design, enhancements, optimization and implementation, while being commercially aware and able to make sound judgement calls.


· Provide technical leadership and direction to software development teams in the development of Fraud Platform enhancements.

· Successfully lead definition, development and delivery of major initiatives in an Agile software development environment.

· Partner with Business and Product Owners to prioritize enhancements and drive strategic decisions.

· Work as a Scrum Master on one team, while managing resources within that and other local teams

· Work with development team to provide estimates for business solutions, refine the scope/requirements of the project and manage the scope during the lifecycle of the project.

· Identify process gaps and suggest and implement improvements.

· Drive culture of continuous improvement on the team.

· Develop business cases in alignment with the MasterCard objectives.

· Ensure development effort is adequately staffed.

· Ensure that staff are adequately trained and career development plans are in place.

· Ensure staff have appropriate skills and behaviors.

· Provide ongoing feedback and coaching to enable a high-performing team.

o Ensure that support is provided for the team’s area of technical ownership in Production.


· Software development experience including some management experience

. Experienced with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

. Hands on with engineering discipline and ready to get down with the team to solve critical business problems.

· Passion for working in an Agile software development environment.

· Must be driven, highly motivated, a strong team player with the ability to motivate others.

· Show a high degree of initiative and demonstrate a willingness to take on challenging opportunities.

· Strong understanding of software best practices.

· Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating.

· Strong mentoring and coaching skills.

· Ability to represent the technical organization and evangelize the work to senior leadership.

· Be a champion of engineering and operational excellence: ensure organizational metrics for measurement of engineering and performance excellence are met.

· Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

· Experience in development of distributed/scalable systems and high-volume transaction applications

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Knowledge of the payments industry an advantage.

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.​

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.

Requisition ID: R-133750