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MasterCard Principal Solutions Architect, Software Engineering in United States

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

Principal Solutions Architect, Software Engineering

OVERVIEW

Are you a developer and an architect who has hands-on experience with building cloud-native applications? Do you like to work on a variety of cutting edge, business-critical projects at the forefront of application development and cloud technology adoption?

Mastercard is looking for a hands-on architect/developer who is passionate about: - Helping customers and Small Businesses by building a platform that is scalable with highly available application solutions/services.

Who is Mastercard?

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is 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. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

Mastercard is dedicated to enabling businesses to grow and thrive, stronger than before. Our rallying cry is “Empowering Every Business, Everywhere”. This segment is central to Mastercard’s growth strategy - not only because of their regional and global impact, but also because of the large role Micro/Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play in the payment’s ecosystem as both payers and acceptors of electronic payments.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Co-develop cloud optimized software products, SaaS solutions and custom applications

  • Work as the technical leader alongside business partners, development, and infrastructure teams

  • Provide deep software development knowledge with respect to cloud architecture, design patterns and development

  • Successfully lead definition, development, and delivery of major cross-department initiatives with broad scope and long-term business implications.

  • Actively look for opportunities for Innovation and creative problem solving.

  • Communicate with Senior Management, Business Owners and other Stakeholders and advise them in decision making process.

  • Perform Proofs of Concepts (PoCs) to assess and identify the best technologies per the needs of the organization.

  • Lead creation of technical roadmaps that align with the department strategy and long-term business vision and objectives.

  • Coach and mentor team members, enable knowledge sharing via brownbag sessions on new and upcoming technologies, methodologies, and application appropriate frameworks.

  • Identifying process gaps, provide estimates for business solutions, define the initial scope/requirements of the project and manage the scope during the lifecycle of the project.

  • Define scope for each phase and iteration to meet business needs/time-to-market needs.

  • Define and Lead Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes in the department. Ensure compliance to quality methodology and development of quality metrics by the team.

  • Create guidelines, processes, and standards to ensure high overall quality of product and incident free deployment.

  • Develop documentation templates, lead, and enforce development of artifacts throughout the solution development lifecycle.

  • Ensure compliance of Audit Requirements by proactively educating team on Compliance Requirements and Integrating Compliance Requirements in SDLC. Represent team during Compliance Audits.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience.

ALL ABOUT YOU

  • Design/implementation/consulting experience of distributed applications

  • Experience with cloud application architecture, infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking

  • Designing and building application using Container and serverless technologies

  • Experience leveraging relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL) or NoSQL databases (Cassandra, MongoDB, Dynamo DB)

  • Exposure to Agile development methodologies

  • Cloud experience and certifications

  • Experience leading and mentoring engineering teams

  • Hands on experience with microservice architectures

  • Proven capacity to lead and influence matrix-based project team members and work as a member of a diverse and geographically distributed team.

  • Experience in operations environment is highly desirable.

SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Must be politically savvy, high-energy, detail-oriented, proactive, and able to function under pressure in an independent environment. Possess the ability to have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation to drive results.

  • Demonstrate ability to organize, manage, plan, and control several concurrent initiatives with conflicting needs.

  • Must display strong communication skills -- both verbal and written – and leadership and relationship skills with ability to influence others without having direct authority.

  • Proven ability to sell solutions, persuade cross-functional group, garner support for solutions and bring group to a consensus and strong ability in collection and formulation of data, development of Metrics and dashboard reporting.

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.

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.

Requisition ID: R-159013

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