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Lead Software Delivery Engineer



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 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 Delivery Engineer

SessionM, a Mastercard company, is seeking a dynamic Lead Software Delivery Engineer to provide technical leadership for our build pipeline creation and orchestration, source code repository service, security scanner tooling, and other critical aspects of our CI/CD operations. The chosen candidate will be actively involved in researching new technologies/tools to enhance our current system. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, intellectually curious, possesses an analytical mindset, and excels in communication.

• Provide technical leadership and guidance for US-based team of software engineers, ensuring adherence to best practices, coding standards, and architectural guidelines.
• Lead the end-to-end delivery of software projects within the SessionM platform, from requirements gathering and design to implementation, testing, and deployment.
• Develop new and maintain existing CI/CD processes.
• Promote code-reviews, code scanning, troubleshooting, and other standard development practices to deliver high-quality software solutions.
• Identify opportunities and build roadmaps to enhance our team’s services.
• Automate and simplify all aspects of software delivery, actively evangelizing the need to automate and simplify where needed.
• Provide guidance on new technologies to influence the direction of automation.
• Be a contact point for CI/CD incidents happening during US office hours.
• Communicate and work together with the European part of the team, Prague-based.
• Collaborate with product managers, architects, and stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, and technical specifications for software solutions.
• Maintain comprehensive documentation for software designs, technical specifications, deployment procedures, and operational support guidelines.

All About You:
• Proven experience in software development, with a focus on delivering complex, scalable, and mission-critical applications.
• Proficiency in Linux and scripting languages like Python or Shell
• Administration experience with GitLab (or similar platforms like GitHub, Bitbucket)
• Strong understanding of CI/CD processes and hands-on automation experience
• Expertise in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such as Terraform, Cloud Formation, or AWS CDK
• Extensive experience with AWS services, including EC2, ECS, S3, and Lambdas
• Proficiency in Docker/containerization technologies
• Demonstrated experience in technical leadership of software development teams and managing end-to-end project delivery in an Agile environment.
• Expertise in software design principles and architectural concepts, with a focus on building scalable and maintainable solutions.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
• Strong problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to identifying and addressing technical challenges and opportunities.

Desired skills:
• Familiarity with Black Duck and Checkmarx for code security scanning
• Experience with container security scanning
• Knowledge of Kubernetes, preferably with AWS EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service)


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.