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MasterCard Senior Database 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 ( 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

Senior Database Engineer


The Digital Payments Technologies DBA team is looking for a Senior Database Engineer, Database Engineering to drive our customer experience strategy forward, by consistently innovating and problem-solving. Primary skillset will be Oracle with some Redis and Postgres. The ideal candidate is passionate about the customer experience journey, highly motivated, intellectually curious, analytical, and possesses an entrepreneurial mindset. The primary skillset is Oracle but Postgres and/or Redis is desired.


Strong experience in configuring, patching, upgrading, and optimizing database software and related products.

Strong experience in security, backup/recovery, architecture, networking, and administration for database disciplines.

Participates and/or assists the team in the development, maintenance, testing, implementation, and support of assigned database technologies and associated software products.

Proactively monitor and troubleshoot database issues escalated by the business team and internal monitoring in a timely manner with strong skills to drive to root cause and remediation of issues.

Strong understanding with the creation and implementation of data definition language (DDL) to support development efforts.

Understand database security topics including database users, roles, and privileges.

Understand cloud concepts including database administration activities in cloud solutions.

Partners with technology teams and customers to understand business needs and can communicate solutions in business terms with mentoring.

Intermediate to strong performance and tuning skills with the ability to identify, respond and resolve database performance issues; communicates database performance resolution to technical teams.

Successfully follow change management, problem management and incident management processes and procedures.

May manage moderate to large project/initiatives with specialized knowledge within assigned discipline.

Strong written and verbal communication skills to promote Database Engineering in support of sound database structures, data governance, standards, and procedures to internal and external teams.

Strong documentation skills to contribute to Database Engineering processes and procedures.

Recommends and implements business and process improvements to facilitate optimal performance and/or efficiencies.

Ability to proactively plan and coordinate larger technical efforts within the database team and with external technology teams.

Ability to contribute to Mastercard best practices in planning, coordinating, implementing, and maintaining database solutions.

Ability to train and mentor junior members of the team.

Communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in a global environment.

Ability to be on-call after hours and weekends.

COVID-19 Considerations

In many locations, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in our NYC offices, as required by law, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted inside Mastercard offices unless a reasonable accommodation has been approved in advance.

In the US, 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-171479