Principal Software Engineer - Mastercard Send
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.
Title and SummaryPrincipal Software Engineer - Mastercard SendWho is Mastercard?
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible.
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® Send™ platform and services enable secure, near real-time payment transfers to and from billions of card, bank and digital accounts globally. Program Participants (banks, businesses, digital players and more) can modernize the way they send money, domestically and cross-border, making funds available to recipients almost instantly. Mastercard Send is proven to increase user spend and engagement, strengthening core business performance.]
What’s it all about and what we expect you to do day to day?
Technology leader who is hands-on & and can lead a team of engineers. Expected to spend 70% of time coding/on code related activities, and 30% coaching engineers on the team. This person is recognized as a team’s authority and technical expert who drives innovation and organizational growth through their contributions.
They get their adrenaline rush by coding away in IDEs. They spend majority of their time in writing non-feature code. They are hands all the time and collaborate by writing interfaces, tests (unit or acceptance) and architecture fitness functions, outside of meeting rooms.
They implement, monitor and maintain compliance and security concerns in CI/CD pipelines to bring life to the principle of “Code is Design and Design is Code”.
Domain driven design in their game. They code to enforce the contextual mappings and aggregates for each bounded context. They drive implementation of consumer driven contracts to allow for evolution and learning of the domain model with hyper speed while meeting our promises to other teams internally and customers alike.
They are polyglot engineering gurus. they bring cutting edge engineering practices to life in multiple evolving frameworks – Feature flags, fitness functions and whatever is required to reduce the cost and increase the lifecycle value of next feature delivered by engineering teams.
They love declarative paradigm and functional programming. No one can stop them from paying off technical debt and refactoring the code for better SDLC, performance and availability.
Work on complex enterprise-wide initiatives spanning multiple services/programs and drives resolution
Work with business/product owners to architect and deliver on new services to introduce new products and bundles
Participate and contribute to team’s agile process and decisions. Understand and contribute to Prioritization. Drive prioritization decisions and trade-offs in working with product partners
Drive the architectural design, including dependent services, service interactions, and policies
Take ownership to improve the customer experience of an entire set of services/applications sold as products or bundled services
Contribute and lead guild initiatives by engaging and mentoring Engineers at all levels to improve the craftsmanship of Software Engineering
Simplify and improve the cost/benefit of a function/service/architecture strategy
Apply judgment and experience to balance trade-offs between competing interests
Venture beyond comfort zone to take on assignments across different areas of Software Engineering
Take on organization-wide and public speaking engagements and publishes white papers and blogs on relevant and emerging technical topics
Consult across teams and across organization lines to identify synergies and reuse opportunities
Participate and contribute to Principal review architecture meetings and drive resolutions to enterprise-wide challenges and regulatory needs
Write recommendations for job promotions based on an unbiased view of one's accomplishments
Conduct technical interviews for hiring engineering staff and raising the performance bar
Identify and raise awareness to silo-ed behaviors within the organization and teams
All About You and What you need to bring:
Expert in building highly resilient & scalable distributed systems. Has deep exposure to various database, messaging & caching technologies.
Progressively grown career with proven design and development experiences in multiple programming languages, secure coding standards and software vulnerability management.
Has an expert understanding and experience of DevOps best practices to guide developers and abstract application development from underlying hosting platforms and infrastructure. Infrastructure as code and cloud first software development knowledge experience preferred.
Experienced in the skills required to implement advanced test set ups in production environment (e.g., A/B testing, canary releases, blue-green deployment, feature flags)
Has skills to develop and evangelize on reference architecture and help teams adopt Engineering Principles from the start (poison pill, active/active/active, auto-scaling, self-healing, others)
Understands use cases for advanced design patterns (e.g., service-to-worker, MVC, API gateway, intercepting filter, dependency injection, lazy loading etc) to implement efficient code
Understands and implements Application Programming Interface (API) standards and cataloging to drive API/service adoption and commercialization
Has skills to promote and coach teams on take on full stack development and facilitate end-to-end service ownership
Has skills to engage engineers across Technology organization to promote standard software patterns and reuse of common libraries and services
Has experience in leading and coaching teams to perform software planning and estimation for large scale complex programs
Has skills to drive trade-off discussions to set right development capacity based on value drivers (e.g., regulatory, security, new business, market parity, technical debt)
Performance engineering experience to ensure applications are built to scale, run, and perform for varying demands
Has skills to evaluate practices, metrics, and roles to continually optimize SDLC methodologies and automate processes to improve lead time and quality
Has skills to perform architecture and cost analysis for internal, hybrid, and public cloud environments
Has skills to succinctly articulate architecture patterns of complex systems, with business and technical implications, to executive and customer stakeholders
Has skills to define and drive advanced chaos and other operational testing practices to test points of failures, monitors, and system behaviors under adverse conditions (e.g., resource spikes, network congestion, component or infrastructure failure)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 email@example.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.
Pay RangesNew York City, New York: $194,000 - $301,000 USDRemote - St. Louis: $162,000 - $251,000 USD