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MasterCard Manager, Database 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

Manager, Database Engineering

Who is Mastercard?

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments sector. We power payments and provide products and services for individuals and industries all around the world. Our people, technology, data and brand provide the capabilities that drive our success. We believe in connecting people to priceless possibilities.

As a company, we know that our success is driven by the skills, experience, integrity and mindset of the talent we hire. By building an inclusive, world-class culture, our employees have once-in-a-career opportunities to be a part of teams that have a greater impact on our community and our world. We invite you to join our team to find out how you too can start something priceless.


The Commercial Database Engineering team is looking for a Manager to drive our customer experience strategy forward, by consistently innovating and problem-solving. The ideal candidate is passionate about the customer experience journey, highly motivated, intellectually curious, analytical, and possesses an entrepreneurial mindset.


o Partners with internal customers across development verticals to support project completion, performing system and platform initiatives and providing technical advice to the project team

o Resolves chronic complex problems, providing managerial operational support to maintain systems and platforms

o Assists with process improvement efforts to identify and test opportunities for automation and/or reduction in time to deployment

o Performs financial analysis, planning, forecasting, and budget tracking to reduce total cost of ownership and allocate resources efficiently, ensuring appropriate technical solutions are employed for the specific application data needs

o Lead a diverse, multi-disciplinary global database team, conducts goal setting and performance appraisal processes, mentors and coaches new technical talent within the organization

o Be a problem solver and help to deliver timely complex initiatives and projects.

o Delegate. You need to ensure you are not a bottleneck and ensure your staff develop by giving them more complex tasks with defined outcomes and timelines.

o Be involved in Mastercard initiatives - supporting platform maturity, ideation, and automation

o 24x7 oncall duties may be required

All About You

o Experience leading large cross-functional initiatives, expected to provide project direction and technical expertise

o Extensive experience leading the day-to-day global technology domains and sub-domains, expected to partner with leaders in the technical community and derive new solutions and future business requirements

o Experience engaging with the broader technical community to anticipate developments in innovation, often evaluating new solutions and recommending future database system requirements

o Experience in database architecture or other relevant IT experience

o Proven ability identifying potential opportunities for automation optimization and/or reduction in time to deployment

As a Manager at Mastercard, your first and main priority will be to lead your team - direct and indirect members. Not only will you be ensuring their development, you will also be ensuring you are promoting a positive and vibrant culture within the team. Part of your role will be to remove roadblocks for them so they can deliver their best work.

Education (preferred):

o Bachelor’s Degree in Information systems or equivalent experience.

Knowledge/Experience (preferred):

o Demonstrates an understanding of Data Architecture’s role in supporting business processes.

o Demonstrates ability to participate in cross functional teams for estimating, application designs, and implementation strategies.

o Extensive Oracle experience required

o Prior management experience required

o Experience working in a large multi-national company / working in the technology or payments spaces


o Uses strong writing and verbal communication skills to build awareness and to proactively promote DBA’s position in support of sound database structures, data governance and other Corporate strategies.

o Displays excellent collaborative skills with cross-functional teams.

o Provide positive customer service to internal business partners.

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-119896