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MasterCard Director, Software Development Engineering in O'Fallon, Missouri

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 (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html) 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.

Job Title

Director, Software Development Engineering


At Mastercard, our industry expertise is enhanced by our commitment to being a force for good in the world and to doing well by doing good. Mastercard relies on our global workforce to help us achieve our goal of building a sustainable, inclusive global economy. The Mastercard Way encourages us, connects us with the behaviors that represent the essence of not only what we do but who we are as an organization. Cultivating an environment for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views and experiences drives a global and collaborative culture of inclusion and sense of belonging.

MasterCard is recruiting a Director of Software Engineering to lead software engineering teams developing advanced technologies and applications that are revolutionizing payments. MasterCard software engineering teams leverage Agile development principles, advanced development and design practices, and an obsession over security, reliability, and performance to deliver solutions that delight our customers.

Are you passionate about software engineering?

Are you fanatical about building large scale, distributed systems the right way?

Do you want to help software engineers to build better quality software faster?

Do you firmly believe that code talks, and just about anything else walks?

Do you want to join a Company that offers a competitive benefits-and rewards program that attracts, develops and retains the most talented employees around the world?

Do you want to join an inclusive culture where employees, in all their diversity, feel valued, respected and who can bring their authentic selves to work? Learn more at Mastercard’s Corporate Sustainability Report.


Hands-on technical leader who brings considerable experience doing application development for backend, web and mobile applications, using a broad range of technologies.

Responsible for hiring and developing engineering and engineering management talent.

Owner of several major functional areas of our code.

Manager of managers and senior individual contributors.

Collaborate across other teams to deliver results.

Consistently raise standards, insisting on better and continuously improving.

About You:

You are a hands-on, technical and people leader able to manage directly and through others.

As a technically astute leader, your recognized subject matter expertise allows you regularly dive deep into everything your teams do.

Your leadership style is based on building trust with your team, your peers, and your management.

You are high-energy, detail-oriented, proactive and adaptive and can work in a dynamic environment.

You possess strong communication skills - both verbal and written – and are able to get your point across efficiently to a wide range of audiences.

You are obsessed with results, and effectively communicate objectives and how success will be measured to your teams and other stakeholders.

You have strong decision-making skills, and you have a bias for action rather than drawn-out analysis because you understand that most decisions are not irreversible.

You regularly lead retrospection, and continually improve as a result.

You have strong collaborative and organizational skills and you value transparency over avoiding scrutiny.

You understand how to guide a team member’s career including performance evaluation, coaching, and motivation.

You are an experienced manager able to evaluate and coach other managers.

You are experienced in distributed system design and implementation, and have a good understanding of how high-performance, high-reliability, large-scale distributed systems are built and operated.

You have expert level knowledge of software development processes, and you practice Agile at an advanced level.

You have experience and knowledge of Test Driven and Domain Driven Development (TDD / DDD).

You are an experienced user of one or more Application Lifecycle Management tools (e.g., Rally, Jira).

You have a basic understanding of finance, and you are able to read and understand a business case.

Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.

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 reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com 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.

Requisition ID: R-120098