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MasterCard Principal Information Security Engineer 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 at 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

Principal Information Security Engineer

MasterCard is seeking a demonstrated security engineering expert to join our Business Security Enablement Guild within the Corporate Security team. The Business Security Enablement Guild is a powerful team of information security and DevSecOps experts focused on helping Mastercard achieve its goals by ensuring security is at the heart of everything we do. Mastercard is researching and developing the next generation of products, services, and solutions at scale to enable consumers to securely, efficiently, and intelligently conduct transactions regardless of channel.

• Whether through traditional retail, mobile, or e-commerce, MasterCard innovation is leading the digital convergence of traditional and emerging payments technologies across a wide variety of new devices and services for billions of users world-wide.

• Are you passionate about security? Do you like to tinker with things in order to figure out how to build them better, stronger, and more resilient? Are you a people person who values partnership, teamwork, and building solutions with cross-functional disciplines and teams? Are you curious? Do you follow trends, research, and best practices as part of your insatiable desire to learn and teach others? Do you want to have a true impact on the security of how the world transacts? This may be the role for you.

• You will report to the Business Security Officer, you will be relied upon to serve as technical security expert supporting the development and sustainability of secure products and practices. You will be the subject matter expert in application security delivering tactical mentorship and strategic consulting in terms of building a security-focused culture, secure development best-practices and application security awareness as well as contextualizing the threat landscape and associated risks for Risk Recon.

• You will be an active and critical participant in the design and implementation of the various Risk Recon initiatives including the integration

• You will proactively work to find solutions that align with business needs while operating within Mastercard’s risk tolerance that are scalable and can be applied across multiple programs and platforms. This requires the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and regularly articulate and communicate to diverse audiences and properly translates security and risk management terminology into business terms, and recommends alternative solutions to these stakeholders.

• You will also assist the Business Security Enablement Guild in assessing the current threat landscape and business needs of Risk Recon to identity and prioritize and solution risks. This includes examining systems and applications to understand the current security posture and advocating for security best-practices to engineering teams.

All About You

• Adaptive communication skills to influence cross functionally without direct authority, comfort speaking with customers and business partners at all levels

• Motivated self-starter with an agility and ability to manage ambiguity, deal with and anticipate change while still meeting business objectives

• Passion for great product design, security and usability

• Experience with application threat modeling or other risk identification techniques

• Current knowledge of security best practices, common exploits, and threat landscape

• Understanding of Agile methodologies

• Ability to build secure DevOps architecture patterns and provide guidance on how to develop secure applications and infrastructures

• Strong understanding of Information Security, Authentication and Data Privacy within the domain of Digital Commerce including relevant practical experience

• Demonstrated experience designing Secure multi-domain Internet facing applications

• Knowledge of the security architecture of web based network environments and secure communication between environments

• Knowledge and technical security experience in Cryptography, including several of the following: PKI, Digital Certificates, SSL, Hashing, Encryption techniques, etc

• Good understanding of Software Development especially related to secure coding best practices. Prior experience programming in Java is a plus.

• Experienced in mobile security architecture concepts, design, implementation along with Android and IOS is a plus"

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-113327