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MasterCard Lead Software Development Engineer in Prague, Czech Republic

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

Lead Software Development Engineer


The Data & Services team is a key differentiator for Mastercard, providing the cutting-edge services that help our customers grow. Focused on thinking big and scaling fast around the globe, this agile team is responsible for end-to-end solutions for a diverse global customer base. Centered on data-driven technologies and innovation, these services include payments-focused consulting, loyalty and marketing programs, business Test & Learn experimentation, and data-driven information and risk management services.

Do you enjoy seeing the impact your code has on a wide range of customers across the globe?

Do you want to work for a company that offers above and beyond benefits including paid parental leave, flexible work hours, gift matching, and even volunteer incentives while encouraging your own professional learning and development?

Do you thrive in a place where you are continuously learning more while growing your skills and career?

Do you want to join a Company that offers a competitive benefits-and rewards program that attracts, develops and retains the most talented employees around the world?

Lead Software Development Engineer - Merchant Loyalty

As a member of the Shared Services Group - you will be front and center on the scale, reliability, security, cost, and performance of the Merchant Loyalty SAAS platform that processes hundreds of millions of real-time transactions per day.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on developer who writes high quality, secure code that is modular, functional and testable.

  • Spans both the application tier, and, the infrastructure underlying the application tier. From writing Golang code to interface with Vault or our APM stack, to optimizing ECS capacity providers, to evaluating the most cost-effective infra to run the app tier on - the candidate for this role have the ability to wear multiple hats over time.

  • May lead medium-sized project/initiatives as an individual contributor with advanced knowledge within discipline, leading a segment of several initiatives or a larger initiative, or may formally supervise a small team, and assigns day-to-day work

  • Oversees and provides technical support to junior team members

  • Significant code development, code review and modest day-to-day support duties

  • Contribute to all parts of the software’s development including design, development, documentation, and testing

Ideal Candidate Qualifications

  • Strong experience with Golang development. Candidates with C, C++, C#, Rust, or Python will also be considered.

  • Proficiency with Infra as Code - such as Terraform, Cloud Formation, or CDK

  • AWS Experience - we are heavily into ec2, ecs, rds, dynamodb, elasticache, etc.

  • Experienced Linux dev. Additional Windows experience is a plus.

  • Experience designing, implementing, and maintaining scalable fault tolerant low latency, high throughput OLTP platforms

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.

Corporate Security Responsibility

Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position 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-143398