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MasterCard Cryptography Engineer in United States

Our Purpose

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Job Title

Cryptography Engineer


Mastercard is seeking candidates to join our Application Security team.

Mastercard is developing the next generation of applications and services to enable consumers and businesses to securely, efficiently, and intelligently conduct payment transactions, and is leveraging state-of-the-art cryptographic equipment to protect its assets.

Whether through traditional retail, mobile, or e-commerce, Mastercard innovation is leading the digital convergence of traditional and emerging payments technologies across a wide variety of new devices and services.

• Can you demonstrate expertise in information security, and more specifically, with cryptography?

• Can you advise development teams on how to implement securely cryptographic algorithms, and how to interface with an Hardware Security Module?

• Can you manage the relationship with vendors, understanding market trends, and forecast impacts on the payment industry?

• Can you navigate through the many security frameworks (PCI, FIPS, ISO) with respect to cryptographic standards?

• Can you properly weight the pros and cons of implementing hardware cryptography, in order to help in the design of productive yet secure applications?


  • Provide technical design and architecture advice to internal teams on how to securely develop and build applications and supporting systems

  • Define secure mechanisms for critical business functions, for both on-premises and in cloud environments

  • Work closely with Hardware Security Module vendors to follow up on product lifecycle, product roadmap, new functionalities and issues.

  • Assist in the strategy, standards, and architecture for the cryptography, PKI and key management aspects of the SDLC including application, mobile, web service, DevOps, cloud, and CI/CD efforts

All About You

  • Experience providing secure design advice for web-based environments and secure communication, including mobile applications, web applications and web services

  • Demonstrate a broad awareness of security engineering concepts and practices across all phases of the software development lifecycle

  • Strong understanding of information security, risk and data privacy within the domain of digital commerce including relevant practical experience

  • Knowledge of cryptography, including several of the following: encryption, hashing, key management, digital certificates, TLS, PKCS#11, HSMs

  • Demonstrate technical competency in security engineering based on hands-on experience or relevant qualifications

  • Working knowledge and technical security experience with UNIX, Linux, Solaris, AIX, or Windows.

  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate and communicate effectively to diverse audiences and properly translates security and risk management terminology into business terms and recommends alternative solutions to these stakeholders.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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.

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted. Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team. Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time. Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

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-168346