Senior Software Development Engineer

Engineering Seattle, Washington


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.

Overview:
The Cyber and Intelligence Solutions (C&I) team is responsible for product management and innovative product development of products and services to address the evolving risk & cyber security needs of all of MasterCard’s various customer segments. The C&I team was established with the responsibility to safeguard all aspects of safety and security in payments and have made great strides with new products, services and standards, positively impacting all aspects of our current and future payment eco-system.

Ekata, a Mastercard company, is the global standard in identity verification, providing businesses worldwide the ability to link any digital transaction to the human behind it. Our Ekata Identity Engine, the first and only of its kind, uses complex machine learning to combine features derived from the billions of transactions within our proprietary network and the data from our graph to deliver industry leading risk assessment solutions.  

 

We are looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer to work in our Seattle office, who thrives on designing, coding and maintaining high performance data processing applications on the JVM platform (primarily in Clojure), running on AWS. Our ideal candidate would have deep experience building internal and external APIs with the most fitting tools and the passion to champion new and exciting technologies to solve Ekata's unique and challenging problems.

 

Your ideal job should be one where you work in a small team and are empowered to make yourself and your team more productive on a daily basis. You should want to be part of a team where your desire to grow and learn are valued and aptly rewarded; where using and contributing to open source are looked upon as an asset; where innovating and executing are core to your teams' beliefs.

 

In this role You will:

  •         Build scalable web services
  •         Write performant code and write automated test to validate correctness of code
  •         Deploy large-scale web applications
  •         Meet development milestones and business requirements on schedule
  •         Independently analyze, propose and develop solutions for technical problems and issues
  •         Communicate closely and effectively with engineering management, leads, and peers to gather and understand requirements, share project status and deal with unexpected issues
  •         Assist with project management tasks (scheduling, task and project estimation, status reports, etc.) as necessary
  •         Act as a mentor to more junior engineers
  •         Ensure the adherence to the standards and procedures that result in an environment compliant with information security policy

 

All About You:

  •         Extreme knowledge of data storage and processing systems and web service APIs
  •         Proficiency in functional programming
  •         Deeply versed in internet protocols and standards
  •         Knowledgeable of scaling techniques (caching, message queues, eventual consistency, etc.)
  •         BS degree in Computer Science, related degree or equivalent
  •         3+ years experience in software development;
  •         Strong understanding of software development life cycle
  •         Proven ability to write clean code that works, is readable, maintainable and follows best practices and coding standards, on schedule
  •         Proven ability to design complex systems
  •         Solid understanding of OO and functional design, languages, algorithms, data structures, networking, database design and optimization
  •         Proven experience designing and building highly scalable and available production web services starting from the data storage layer
  •         A philosophy of iteration and continuous improvement
  •         A desire to own design and architecture end to end

 

COVID-19 Considerations

We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. In many locations, which may change over time, we’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by video or phone. In addition, in some locations, only individuals who have been fully vaccinated will be permitted inside Mastercard offices until further notice.

 

In the US, Mastercard is a government contractor, which may legally require most Mastercard employees to be vaccinated unless a verified approved medical or religious exemption is granted.  Further, we are currently making every effort towards having employees return to work in the office 2 days per week, if that makes sense for their team.  Everyone must be vaccinated to enter Mastercard offices at this time.  Therefore, we expect all candidates to be vaccinated or to be approved for a medical or religious accommodation prior to commencing work at Mastercard.

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 [email protected] 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.