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Lead Software Development Engineer



Software Engineering
Prague, Czechia · Prague, Czechia · Czechia
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

Lead Software Development Engineer

As a Lead Software Engineer, you will be responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of scalable, secure web applications and services. With your expertise in Node.js, TypeScript, AWS, and software architecture, you will lead the team in implementing serverless architectures and developing robust software solutions. You will work closely with the product team to plan deliverables, estimate efforts, and ensure the timely delivery of high-quality software. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in coaching and mentoring junior developers, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous learning within the team.

Key Responsibilities:

- Lead the development and maintenance of scalable, high-availability applications using Node.js, TypeScript, and AWS services.
- Oversee the implementation of serverless architectures, including AWS Lambda and Step Functions.
- Collaborate with product management to define project scopes, plan deliverables, and estimate levels of effort.
- Architect and implement effective software solutions, ensuring adherence to best practices in software development and architecture.
- Provide technical leadership and guidance to the development team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
- Coach and mentor junior developers, promoting skill development and professional growth.
- Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications.
- Lead code reviews, maintain code quality, and ensure the implementation of automated testing and deployment strategies.


- 7+ years of experience in software development, with a proven track record in full-stack development and software architecture.
- Expertise in Node.js, TypeScript, React, and AWS services (Lambda, Step Functions, etc.).
- Strong experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and serverless architectures.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team of software developers.
- Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and leadership skills.
- Strong understanding of software development methodologies and life cycles.
- Experience with relational databases, preferably MySQL.

Nice to Have:

- Previous experience in a lead role, managing development teams.
- Knowledge of additional database technologies (NoSQL, DynamoDB, Athena, etc.).
- Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automated testing frameworks.


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.