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MasterCard Principal Software Engineering in Pune, India

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

Principal Software Engineering


Work on complex enterprise-wide initiatives spanning multiple services/programs and drives resolution

Work with business/product owners to architect and deliver on new services to introduce new products and bundles

Drive the architectural design, including dependent services, service interactions, and policies

Take ownership to improve the customer experience of an entire set of services/applications sold as products or bundled services

Contribute and lead Guild initiatives by engaging and mentoring Engineers at all levels to improve the craftmanship of Software Engineering

Simplify and improve the cost/benefit of a function/service/architecture strategy

Apply judgment and experience to balance trade-offs between competing interests

Venture beyond comfort zone to take on assignments across different areas of Software Engineering

Take on organization-wide and public speaking engagements and publishes white papers and blogs on relevant and emerging technical topics

Consult across teams and across organization lines to identify synergies and reuse opportunities

Participate and contribute to Principal review architecture meetings and drive resolutions to enterprise-wide challenges and regulatory needs

Write recommendations for job promotions based on an unbiased view of one's accomplishments

Conduct technical interviews for hiring engineering staff and raising the performance bar

Identify and raise awareness to Silo-ed behaviors within the organization and teams


Progressively grown career with proven design and development experiences in multiple languages, secure coding standards (e.g., OWASP, CWE, SEI CERT), and vulnerability management.

Understands internals of operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mainframe) to write interoperable and performant code.

Has skills to develop and evangelize on reference architecture and run principles to help teams adopt Engineering Principles from the start (poison pill, active/active/active, auto-scaling, self-healing, others)

Understands use cases for advanced design patterns (e.g., service-to-worker, MVC, API gateway, intercepting filter, dependency injection, lazy loading, all from gang of four) to implement efficient code

Understands and implements Application Programming Interface (API) standards and cataloging to drive API/service adoption and commercialization

Has skills to promote and coach teams on take on full stack development and facilitate end-to-end service ownership

Has skills to engage engineers across Technology organization to promote standard software patterns and reuse of common libraries and services

Has experience in leading and coaching teams to perform software planning and estimation for large scale complex programs

Has skills to drive trade-off discussions to set right development capacity based on value drivers (e.g., regulatory, security, new business, market parity, technical debt)

Has experience in design and execution of automation across multiple business areas and provides guidance on best methods and tools.

Has an expert understanding of DevOps best practices to guide developers and abstract application development from underlying hosting platforms and infrastructure

Performance engineering experience to ensure applications are built to scale, run, and perform for varying demands

Has skills to evaluate practices, metrics, and roles to continually optimize SDLC methodologies and automate processes to improve lead time and quality

Has skills to perform architecture and cost analysis for internal, hybrid, and public cloud environments

Has skills to succinctly articulate architecture patterns of complex systems, with business and technical implications, to executive and customer stakeholders

Has skills to define and drive advanced chaos and other operational testing practices to test points of failures, monitors, and system behaviors under adverse conditions (e.g., resource spikes, network congestion, component or infrastructure failure)

Has skills to implement advanced test set ups in production environment (e.g., A/B testing, canary releases, blue-green deployment, feature flags)


Has experience providing technical leadership and delivering global projects across multiple locations and functions


Strong understanding Micro-services Design Patterns and its preferable to have experience in transformation from Legacy to Micro-services

Strong understanding of Database Technologies like Oracle, Postgres, Cassandra

Java and related technologies

Experience in working on Spring and related technologies like Springboot, Spring Batch, SCDF, Spring Rest is preferred

Experience in Big Data, Hadoop ecosystem is preferred

Experience in Caching Mechanisms and Technologies is preferred

Should be able to come up with solutions for Platform wide problems, implement a pilot before being adopted by rest of the engineering teams

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.

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-159549