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MasterCard Manager, Software Engineering in St. Leonards, Australia

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

Manager, Software Engineering


Mastercard Payment Gateway Services is a leading supplier of online payment services. We are an innovative and ambitious market leader intent on growing our global presence. We follow the best software development and Agile practices, to deliver successfully, again and again.

As part of our ongoing expansion, we're looking for an experienced Manager of Software Engineering, Vendor Manager who is as passionate about software engineering excellence and project/program delivery as we are about excellence in financial payments.

  • Oversee global software engineering teams

  • Be part of an extensive management and delivery team working with software engineering teams to deliver the next generation capabilities of the Payment Gateway

  • Use your excellent skills in project management and vendor relationship management to remain on track and within budget while getting the most out of vendor development teams

About the role

• Lead teams of vendor developers who are designing, coding, testing, and delivering on multiple simultaneous projects to deliver software outcomes. Formally supervise vendor relationship of teams of engineers to build, enhance, and support multiple applications/services in the delivery of the Payment Gateway services

• Work on complex enterprise-wide initiatives, working with product managers to understand the need and align dev teams towards the right outcomes, and working across engineering & technology teams to organize and accelerate delivery, ensuring all teams are delivering to the right outcomes and productivity.

• Continuously engage and improve vendor teams’ performance by building strong relationships with the vendor, managing commercials inputs and outcomes, and understanding the key challenges. Benchmark and drive engineering productivity and quality.

• Trusted to: operate with independence, staying on top of tactical execution and rigorously inspecting the delivery plans and execution metrics; able to focus on ambiguous areas and identify and fill gaps and manage escalations; create the correct sense of urgency for delivery and provide ongoing updates (with data) on the state of delivery.

• Manage and optimize budgets, forecasting, and cost allocation while delivering on business needs. Create mechanisms to effectively report out and control vendor delivery against commitments. Continuously monitor and analyze key performance indicators on the vendor’s score card and move them in a positive direction.

All About You

• IT experience with successful track record in managing at-scale development organization (7+ teams) with demonstrated thought-leadership, cross-functional influence, and partnership

• Extensive experience delivering technical programs so you know where to look to find all the potential landmines. Proven track record of data driven decision making and applying continuous improvement methodologies across teams. Can communicate to management, peers, and vendors with impact, eloquence, and authenticity. Demonstrated experience building organizational relationships, partnering with and influencing management and leadership while commanding the respect of the individual engineers.

• Strength in software development practices to ensure the right quality outcomes from multiple software development teams. You understand best-practice engineering principles used in building and running mission critical software capabilities (security, customer experience, testing, operability, simplification, service-oriented architecture), including understanding of standard branching (e.g., Gitflow) and peer review practices; test driven and behavior driven development; use cases for advanced design patterns; deployment and activation strategies (blue/green; ci/cd automation; feature toggling; etc.)

• Experience in leading and coaching teams to perform software engineering for large scale complex programs, from planning and estimation through build, deploy, and delivery. Deep understanding of Agile development practices, including experience with SAFE methodology, product development management methodologies, and the ability to align engineers towards product development plans.

What is it like to work with us?

Within our development teams we encourage pairing, automated testing and continuous delivery, and we do it while mixing in loads of fun. Our teams consist of 8-9 people who work together across technology, product and delivery as an autonomous unit. We believe strongly in continuous learning and personal development, providing access to training and extensive libraries of information. We participate in guilds across the company to keep learning from one another.

We're committed to creating inclusive, safe environments where anyone, no matter their background, can contribute and succeed.

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.

About Mastercard

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

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-149736