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Director, Software Engineering (.NET & Java)



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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.

Title and Summary

Director, Software Engineering (.NET & Java)


Who is Mastercard?
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments sector. We power payments and provide products and services for individuals and industries all around the world. Our people, technology, data and brand provide the capabilities that drive our success. We believe in connecting people to priceless possibilities.
As a company, we know that our success is driven by the skills, experience, integrity and mindset of the talent we hire. By building an inclusive, world-class culture, our employees have once-in-a-career opportunities to be a part of teams that have a greater impact on our community and our world. We invite you to join our team to find out how you too can start something priceless.
In addition to our traditional payments portfolio, Mastercard is aggressively expanding into new payment flow and leveraging the digital and connected world of people and economies to deliver faster, reliable and more efficient propositions to make payments – send or receive money.
The Cross Border program is part of the wider Disbursement & Remittances business that we are looking to expand at a compounded rate of 50% per year for the next 5 years. We are building solutions to enable payments in an any-to-any format – anyone, anywhere can send or receive money using any channel – money exchanges, banks, digital wallets, cards or fintech apps – providing a seamless and unified experience for both individuals and business to move money.
We are looking for a passionate, innovative and experienced engineers with a proven track record in leading the delivery of software products and their implementation in various markets – comfortable both working hands-on as well as guiding and mentoring a team of engineers as well as working with cross-functional product and technology teams to define, design and deliver solutions.
As the Director, you will be responsible for leading the engineering function for your domain and driving engineering excellence across all aspects of delivery. You are the technology lead and the domain owner deciding the fate of your domain.
Sounds interesting? Let’s connect…
We live by the ‘Mastercard Way’ cultural values every day – Create Value by thinking big and bold, Grow together by enabling an open culture and supporting different perspectives and moving fast by experimenting and pivoting but owning the outcomes always!
As a Director, Software Engineering at Mastercard, you will be expected to perform the following general duties:
• Own
• Own the technology outcomes for your domain.
• Responsible for all the technical and operational metrics and accountable to ensure that the services are delivering the intended business and technology benefits
• Own the lifecycle and ensure that solutions align to industry architecture and engineering principles
• Own the experience of your domain – to your teams, to your stakeholders and partners and to your customers
• Do
• Lead the architecture and design – across application, data and infrastructure dimensions
• Write code and participate in code and design review sessions
• Define and help implementing the NFRs to meet the operational parameters of the platform
• Define and implement systems and processes to ensure fast and error-free release of features and capabilities
• Enable
• Guide and mentor your team of engineers
• Support & actively collaborate with your product counterparts in ensuring the product propositions continue to evolve and meet both business and technology imperatives

All About You
We encourage diverse educational backgrounds as long as they have helped you build skills and capabilities contribute to your expertise. A formal college experience is also valued.

• Polygot with expertise on both .Net and Java technology stacks.
• Experience in design and development of enterprise-grade scalable and resilient software solutions
• Experience in different architecture patterns – REST architectures, Event-driven architectures and a deep understanding of microservices and domain-driven principles
• Expertise in Agile and DevOps – with proven track record in delivering solutions using these principles
• Experience in Cloud-based solutions with a strong understanding of cloud infrastructure and service considerations and experience is building cloud-native solutions
• Experience is evolving and migrating legacy solutions to Cloud is a key plus
• Experience is evergreening .Net solutions and migrating .Net to Java stack
• Experience mentoring and developing resources in a high performance culture
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Has skills to succinctly articulate architecture patterns of complex systems, with business and technical implications, to executive and customer stakeholders
• Has experience in leading and coaching teams to perform software planning and estimation for large scale complex programs using metrics driven constructs

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 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.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.