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MasterCard Relaunch Your Career - Java Developers in Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

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

Relaunch Your Career - Java Developers

This position is for our Relaunch Your Career Program.

Our Relaunch Your Career program is a unique career development opportunity for professionals who want to rejoin the workforce after a career break. We know that maintaining work-life balance means that sometimes life takes a front seat. We provide a culture where you can be you and belong. Whether you have taken time off for development, to care for loved ones, or care for self, we want to offer a way back to work. You bring your experience, passion, and skills, and we provide you with support and a 4 month development journey to help you meet your professional and personal goals. The program is designed for those who have taken a career break of two years or more and interested in returning to work on a permanent basis. This year, we are welcoming applicants that have 1 year or more break due to pandemic conditions. This program is best suited for those with previous experience ideally gained in technology, financial services, and professional services organizations. We are looking for team players, collaborative, excellent relationship builders and influencers, great problem solvers to join our team.

Job Overview:

Leads software engineering projects and creates the development and delivery of enhanced software solutions. Researches alternative technical solutions for changing business needs. Responsible for assuring the daily activities of the team meet the requirements of SLA’s.

Major Accountabilities:

Successfully lead major projects and complex assignments with broad scope and long-term business implications.

Create solutions with high level of innovation, cost effectiveness, high quality and faster time to market.

Lead day to day system development and maintenance activities of the team to meet service level agreements (SLAs).

Collaborate with business and technical partners to identify and scope the opportunities, outline potential value and ROI, identify risks, benefits and constraints.

Contribute to the overall strategy and manage complex issues within functional area of expertise.

Develop overall strategic technical plan and create architecture proposals based on identified solution gaps.

As recognized subject matter expert, lead planning, design and implementation of technical solutions.

Create solution definition and solution architecture.

Assist Management in Business Case Development and Scenario Planning leading to an effective decision making process.

Make presentations to the Management, Business Owners and other Stakeholders.

Assist in examining commercially available and forthcoming industry technologies related to area of expertise.

Research on current and upcoming technologies and application appropriate frameworks and provide recommendations to Management.

Perform PoCs (Proof of Concept) and help Department in the selection of Technology.

Proactively create and maintain solution and technology road maps.

Partner with Project Managers in implementation of processes per the evolving needs of the team and the solutions.

Create detailed cost and time estimates for implementing business solutions, define technical scope and requirements of the project and assist project manager with managing scope during the lifecycle of the project.

Identify Quality methodology and define Quality Metrics for the Team. Define and Lead Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes in the department.

Assist in vendor selection and RFI/RFP process.

Lead Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes in the department.

Ensure adequate test coverage in Unit Testing, System Testing/Integration Testing and Performance Testing.

Perform Quality Inspections and Walkthroughs through out the SDLC including Requirements Review, Architecture Review, Design Review, Code Review and Security Review to ensure compliance with MasterCard standards.

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

Support collection and reporting of project and software metrics.

Actively look for opportunities to enhance standards and improve process efficiency.

Mentor and guide other team members during all phases of the SDLC.

Lead and guide team through all phases of the SDLC of an application.

Successfully lead production incident and problem management, identification of root cause and remediation of the problems.

Mentor, coach and assist project team members.

Provide Brownbag sessions on new and upcoming technologies, methodologies and frameworks.

Provide technical training to the team.

Assist with selection of technical resources for the projects.

Ensure compliance to the defined standards.

Actively look for opportunities to modify and enhance standards per the needs of the department.

Develop documentation templates, lead and enforce development of documentation through out the development lifecycle of the solution.

Ensure compliance of Audit Requirements by proactively educating team on Compliance Requirements and Integrating Compliance Requirements in SDLC.

Represent team during Compliance Audits.


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

Knowledge / Experience:

Eexperience in related field, including delivering secure solutions in Financial Services Sector is preferred.

Advanced knowledge and understanding of Software Engineering Concepts and Methodologies is required.

Demonstrate MC Core Competencies.

Skills/ Abilities:

Ability to be high-energy, detail-oriented, proactive and able to function under pressure in an independent environment along with a high degree of initiative and self-motivation to drive results. Strong communication skills -- both verbal and written – and strong relationship, collaboration skills and organizational skills. Ability to quickly learn and implement new technologies, frameworks and tools and support multiple concurrent activities and to interface with external / internal resources, working as a member of a matrix based diverse and geographically distributed project team.

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.

Requisition ID: R-132683