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Software Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
Prague, Czechia
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 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

Software Engineering Manager 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.

Ideal candidate:

• Is responsible for the analysis, design, development and delivery of software solutions within our Golang or .NET stack
• Defines requirements for new applications and customizations, adhering to standards, processes and best practices


• Formally supervise and coach 2+ teams
• Work with business/product owners to develop and deliver on new services to introduce new products and bundles
• Ensure objectives and development plans are established at the start of the year and reviewed continuously throughout the year
• Recruit and hire the right talent
• Emulate and drive Mastercard Way behaviors through their behavior, recognitions, coaching, and employee engagement
• Manage and optimize budgets, forecasting, and cost allocation while delivering on business needs in the area of ownership
• Provide strategic thinking and leadership related to a wide range of applications and systems, or software-development methodologies
• Benchmark and drive engineering productivity, quality, and technology policy compliance in the areas of ownership
• Proactively share and seek knowledge within their Guild/Program to drive reuse of patterns/libraries/practices and enhance productivity


• Management of software engineering teams
• Progressively grown career with proven design and development experiences in multiple languages, secure coding standards (e.g., OWASP, CWE, SEI CERT), and vulnerability management
• Has skills in building applications using open frameworks to achieve reuse and reduce development times. Golang preferred - though experience in other languages will be considered.
• Understands internals of operating systems (Linux is a must) to deliver interoperable and performant code
• Able to perform debugging and troubleshooting using APM tools such as SingalFX, New Relic, etc
• Strong understanding of cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, or Azure.
• Has skills to undertake a technical review of code across applications and their dependencies to look for anti-patterns and promote continuous refactoring
• Understands system architecture to plan for platform and infrastructure capacity (e.g., database, compute, network, storage) and drives the dependency prioritization to reduce the delivery lead time
• Has skills to simplify deployment and eliminate software and infrastructure snowflakes using standardized platforms, ephemeral instances, and automation

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.