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MasterCard Senior Software Development 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 Software Development Engineer

· Duration? Is there an opportunity for conversion or extension?

• 24 months

· What is the name of your group and what is your team’s main responsibility?


• Support Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, phone payments, etc.

• Shared Solutions

• Apple recently launched a new product called Apple Transit fair systems in three systems

• MC supported that and partnership.

· How does that fit into the overall Mastercard organization?


• O&T

· What is the culture of your team?

• Roughly ten people

• Working with a few Developers (Dev, Testers, Tech Leads, Bas)

• Fun, hardworking team!

· What will the work schedule be?

• Flex hours, core hours are 9-4

· How many years of experience? (Compare to YOE Sheet)

• Negotiable

· What are your top 3 required technical skills?

• Java Development

• Spring MVC

• Experience with TestNG

· What are a couple of desired/nice to have skills?


· What soft skills would you like to see in a candidate?

• Communication

• Passion

• Ownership

· Is there anything that would automatically disqualify a candidate?

• Someone who is difficult to communicate with

-What makes your team interesting for these candidates if they have multiple offers

• Agile, Scrum

• Working on really cool projects- Apple, Payments, etc.

• Takes code quality seriously and gives team regular time to address any tech issues they want

• Continuous integration and heading toward continuous deployment.

• Innovative team and important to stay on top of innovative technologies regularly

• Teams are fun and gets along, collaborative environment

• Cardinals Day recently to watch the game

• Everyone is part of the team

· What will be your interview process? (Phone, skype, on site)

• Phone Screen

• Onsite

· Do you have an upcoming OOO’s/meetings/PI planning’s which could potentially halt the sourcing process?

• No.

Job Description Summary

MDES is looking for strong, innovative Sr. Software Engineers to assist in developing Mastercard's next generation of Digital Payment products that change how our customers choose to pay. We are looking for developers who can bring unique perspectives and innovative ideas to all areas of the SDLC, and are interested in continuing to improve our platform through the ever changing technology landscape. In this role, you will work on multiple projects, which are critical to Mastercard’s role in the Digital Payment Space, leveraging Pivotal Cloud Foundry and micro service architecture.

An ideal candidate is someone who works well with a cohesive team-oriented group of engineers, who have a passion for developing software, who enjoy solving problems in a challenging environment, and who have the desire to take their career to the next level. If any of these opportunities excite you, we would love to talk.


•Plan, design and develop technical solutions and alternatives to meet business requirements in adherence with MasterCard standards, processes and best practices.

•Participate in and lead day to day system development and maintenance activities of the team to meet service level agreements (SLAs) and create solutions with high level of innovation, cost effectiveness, high quality and faster time to market.

•Accountable for full systems development life cycle including creating high quality requirements documents, use-cases, design and other technical artifacts including but not limited to detailed test strategy/test design, performance benchmarking, release rollout and deployment plans, contingency/back-out plans, feasibility study, cost and time analysis and detailed estimates.

•Perform system maintenance, production incident problem management, identification of root cause, remediation of the problems and on-call pager support schedule. Select appropriate technical frameworks and solution delivery methodology. Adapt to the technical artifact templates per the needs of the project and technology. Contribute ideas to help ensure that required standards and processes are in place. Maintain solution and technology road maps.

•Research and evaluate current and upcoming technologies and frameworks.

•Participate in PoCs (Proof of Concept) and help the Department with selection of Vendor Solutions, Technologies, Methodologies and Frameworks.

•Collaborate with Vendor Resources for Support of Products.

•Conduct brownbag sessions on new and upcoming technologies, methodologies and application appropriate frameworks. Ensure knowledge transfer of vendor technology to MasterCard staff. Provide technical training to the other team members.

•Follow and promote Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes in the department. Actively look for opportunities to enhance standards and improve process efficiency. Mentor and guide other team members during all phases of the SDLC. Ensure adequate test coverage in Unit Testing, System Testing/Integration Testing and Performance Testing. Perform Quality Inspections and Walkthroughs throughout the SDLC including Requirements Review, Design Review, Code Review and Security Review to ensure compliance with MasterCard standards.

•Co-ordinate offshore development and manage day to day activities.

•Develop CI/CD pipeline (using Git, Jenkins, and Artifactory) and provide governance and support for the application development groups



•Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience.

•3 to 5 years of experience in related field.

•Broad understanding of Software Engineering Concepts and Methodologies is required.

•Back end Java Development

•API- Restful Services

•Automated Unit Testing (J Unit)

•Spring MVC

•SQL skills- Ability to work with tables, views, and stored procedures


•Must be high-energy, detail-oriented, proactive and have the ability to function under pressure in an independent environment.

•Must provide the necessary skills to have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation to drive results.

•Possesses strong communication skills -- both verbal and written – and strong relationship, collaborative skills and organizational skills.

•Willingness and ability to learn and take on challenging opportunities and to work as a member of matrix based diverse and geographically distributed project team.


•3 to 5 years of experience in delivering secure solutions in Financial Services Sector.

•PCF- Pivotal Cloud Foundry

•Spring Boot

•Spring Cloud

•Jersey for JAX-RS

•J2EE Design Patterns

•Apache Camel


•Active MQ

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.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

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-152519