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MasterCard Principal Software Development Engineer in Toronto, Canada

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 Development Engineer

The Position:

To support our continued growth and success, we are seeking a Principal Software Development Engineer with extensive experience creating cloud-native applications. The incumbent will work closely with our scrum teams to ensure new products and services are built for the cloud as well as help transform our legacy application to be cloud-native. You will also play a product architect role and engage with other Mastercard teams to vet the technical feasibility of new product ideas and integrations. All of this while ensuring our applications and services are meeting the performance, scalability, and resiliency needs of the business.

Your Challenge:

• Engage with technical and non-technical team members on delivering large scale cloud migration initiatives across multiple Ethoca product lines.

• Lead application design, development, and deployment using cloud native technologies.

• Help transform a legacy, monolithic application into multiple cloud-native applications.

• Create and prioritize technical backlog to ensure we are meeting the performance, scalability, resiliency, and security needs of the business.

• Provide thought leadership in cloud application development and contribute to our architecture forum/guild.

• Engage with other teams to vet technical feasibility for new product ideas and integrations.

• Advocate and ensure API best practices (ex. REST, versionless, test driven, etc)

• Create technical roadmaps that align with business objectives and be able to clearly articulate and sell the business benefits to stakeholders.

• Create POCs where necessary to validate fit for purpose

• Be a change agent for adopting best practices

Required Skills and Experience:

• Computer Science, Engineering degree or equivalent experience.

• 5 years of experience designing, building, deploying, and monitoring applications on public cloud (preferably Azure).

• Up-to-date knowledge of best practices (12-factor app) and industry-standard design patterns for loosely coupled applications

• Hands-on experience in designing and developing micro-service applications using Spring Boot Framework.

• Experience with one or more programming languages such as C/C++, Python, Java, or Go.

• Proven track record of successfully migrating on-premise applications to the cloud (preferably Azure)

• Solid understanding of distributed systems

• Experience designing high throughput and horizontally scalable applications and systems (10k TPS)

• Experience with setting up a continuous delivery pipeline to production (Jenkins, Log Analytics, Azure DevOps)

• In-depth knowledge of containerization and container management

• Good understanding of data governance and how regulations can impact data storage and processing solutions such as GDPR and PCI

• Soft Skills such as writing proposals and presenting up to C-Levels is a must

• Microsoft Azure certification desirable

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-117955