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Lead Database Engineer



Prague, Czechia
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 Database Engineer SessionM, a Mastercard Company, is a customer engagement platform empowering global brands to forge stronger and more profitable customer relationships. We partner with brands to drive marketing transformation through innovative technology and services. We are headquartered in Boston with offices around the world including Prague.


Provide RDMS support for MasterCard Applications. Guides and provides direction for MasterCard’s use of best practices and application database solutions. Reviews new tools and products that assist Data Architecture (DA) in providing database support and services.


•Requires very little supervision while identifying task associated with responsibilities.
•Leads in creating all departmental policies and best practices.
•Provides leadership by mentoring junior DBAs and by leading internal projects and initiatives.
•Provide DBA oversight and helps set direction for department strategy. •Properly identifies tasks available for delegation and provides follow-up.
•Technology Selection and Development:
- Identify and select appropriate database technologies, including associated software products.
- Develop, build, and maintain database solutions, ensuring they align with organizational needs.
• SQL Tuning and Query Optimization:
- Collaborate with development teams to create efficient SQL tuning statement procedures.
- Optimize SQL queries to enhance overall database performance.
• Database Implementation and Standards:
- Assist in database implementations, ensuring adherence to configuration, process, and procedure standards.
- Contribute to maintaining a robust and consistent database environment.
• Database Security and Risk Mitigation:
- Support database security posture by escalating potential concerns.
- Implement risk mitigation plans and control functions to safeguard data.
• Status Reporting and Troubleshooting:
- Draft and review status reports related to database activities.
- Perform troubleshooting and implementation tasks as needed.
• Technical Assistance and Performance Optimization:
- Provide high-level technical assistance to development programmers and end-users.
- Formulate recommendations to enhance database performance.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve project goals.

All About You:

•Demonstrates an advanced understanding of tools, utilities, and knowledge within Data Architecture
•Demonstrates an advanced understanding of Data Architecture’s role in supporting business processes.
•Demonstrates an advanced understanding of Data Architecture’s role in supporting business processes.

Skills/ Abilities:

•Uses strong writing and verbal communication skills to build awareness and to proactively promote Data Architecture's position in support of sound database structures, data governance and other Corporate strategies.
•Ability to multitask.
•Displays excellent collaborative skills to facilitate cross-functional teams. •Provides the skills to consistently search for improved methods to provide customer service.
•Database Technology Exposure:
- Proficiency in MSSQL database technology along with additional knowledge in MySQL and PostgreSQL
- Cloud-based database services Amazon RDS (Amazon Aurora is a plus)
•Database Architecture and Testing:
- Experience designing and testing database architecture standards or frameworks.
- Ability to optimize database structures for performance.
•Automation and Cloud Delivery:
- Exposure to automation tools and cloud deployment (AWS, Azure, etc.).
- Participation in global technology domains or sub-domains.
•Community Engagement:
Active participation in business resource groups and global communities.

Work Conditions:

•Rotational pager for Production Support.

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.