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MasterCard Principal Software Development Engineer, Cloud-2 in San Francisco, California

Our Purpose

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Job Title

Principal Software Development Engineer, Cloud-2


On the Cloud Platform team, you will be designing Mastercard’s AWS/Azure environments, while using your expertise in coding, analysis and system design.

You will be the technical lead for the platform team responsible for managing the underlying infrastructure and providing deployment and infrastructure management solutions for software development and operation teams.

The Role

Engage with stakeholders to design AWS/Azure architect solutions to meet Mastercard security, operations, and business requirements.

Own the quality of DevOps architecture and design, and implement solutions to manage Mastercard’s AWS/Azure infrastructure via code.

Engage and improve the lifecycle of the AWS/Azure platform and platform services -- from design to deployment, operation and refinement.

Leverage DevOps experiences and apply best practices to guide developers and abstract application development from underlying hosting platforms and infrastructure.

Design and execute business and software delivery process automation across multiple business areas.

Apply expertise of scalable and resilient architecture patterns and design to oversee the automation infrastructure, develop a strategic roadmap towards automation.

Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.

Directs technology evaluations including business case development, technology selection and test case definition.

Guide teams on automation/configuration management, deployment strategy, and logging and monitoring practices.

Advice on implementing industry best practices and engineering principles, and provide architectural governance.

Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.

Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the Mastercard developer community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.

All About You

Experience in the fields of Computer Science or Software Engineering.

Experience with programming in at least one of the following languages: Python, Go, and Java.

Experience with AWS/Azure infrastructure architecture and automation.

Experience with software deployment and configuration automation.

Preferred qualifications are listed below:

Proven track record designing Cloud infrastructure for large environments (AWS/Azure)

Expertise in designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale systems.

Experience with Configuration Management platforms

Experience with Infrastructure as Code and cloud native CI/CD workflows and tools, using Cloud Formation, Terraform, Jenkins, Bamboo, or other tools.

Ability to debug, optimize code, and automate routine tasks.

Systematic problem-solving approach, with effective communication skills and a sense of drive.

Ability to create new functionalities via contributions to upstream open-source ecosystems (such as Terraform)

Strong presentation, verbal communication and written communications skills.

AWS Solutions Architect Professional or Azure Solutions Architect a plus.

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.​

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Requisition ID: R-130029