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MasterCard Senior Backend Software Engineer (Java) in Seattle, Washington

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 (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html) 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 Backend Software Engineer (Java)

About Mastercard

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 (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html) 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.

Overview

Ekata, a Mastercard company, is the global standard in identity verification, providing businesses worldwide the ability to link any digital transaction to the human behind it. Our Ekata Identity Engine, the first and only of its kind, uses complex machine learning to combine features derived from the billions of transactions within our proprietary network and the data from our graph to deliver industry leading risk assessment solutions.

We are looking for a Software Engineer who thrives on designing, coding, and maintaining large data processing systems. Our ideal candidate will understand the challenges of working with data at scale and have a firm knowledge of algorithms and processing complexity.

Our team is a mix of software engineers and data analysts working to ensure our inputs, algorithms, and data artifacts are of the highest quality and efficiency. Our output is critical to the accuracy of our Risk Analysis APIs which power top e-commerce sites. Constant improvement and innovation is designed into our process. Your ability to learn and grow will be recognized and rewarded.

As a Senior Software Engineer you will:

  • Develop Java-based REST APIs for efficient data retrieval.

  • Assist product team with estimation, prototyping, and documenting requirements.

  • Use automated testing to ensure reliability and performance.

  • Insist on highest coding standards, follow and create best practices for clean code, tests, and architecture.

  • Plan and document our development by delivering well-written engineering designs for review by the Product, Data Privacy, and Security teams.

  • Manage a sense of urgency and risks on project timelines and propose creative strategies for delivering constant business value.

Our ideal Software Engineer will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Strong data structures, algorithm design, and problem-solving skills

  • Aptitude to learn new languages and technologies as necessary

  • Ability to write well-organized, readable and testable code that follows best practices

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Familiarity with AWS services including EC2, S3, DynamoDB, and EMR

#IdentitySolutions

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 reasonable_accommodation@mastercard.com 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.

Everyone wants easier ways to pay;

we invent them.

Checkout lines are slow;

we speed them along.

Merchants want more sales;

we give them data and insights.

People need financial access;

we connect them.

Corporate purchasing is complicated;

we make it simple.

Commuters are busy;

we speed them on their way.

Governments need greater efficiencies;

we help create them.

Small businesses are virtual;

we give them access to a world of buyers.

Retailers want to fight fraud;

we provide the tools.

Requisition ID: R-186724

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