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Lead Database Engineer

Mastercard

Mastercard

O'Fallon, MO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 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

Job Posting Title
Lead Database Engineer

Job Description Summary

Who is Mastercard?
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is 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. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

Overview
Database Engineering manages our databases with a goal to deliver secure, scalable and resilient infrastructure and software deployment capability for global solutions.
Provide administration of production, pre-production, UAT and development database systems and assist in designing of the database tier for our global systems
Provide a robust, scalable and high-performance production database environment working with system engineers, database developers and other database administrators

Role
The Lead Database Engineer role has the ability to perform 40% architecture and 60% engineering functions where the individual contributes and/or influences the strategic direction for the Database Engineering Program. The individual will build a strong partnership with management and may manage operational and/or strategic initiatives or support for the team. The Lead Database Engineer champions the Mastercard Way.

About you
• Advanced hands-on experience in configuring, patching, upgrading, and optimizing database software and related products.
• Advanced hands-on experience in collaborating with development teams in helping them achieve Reliability, Operability, Scalable, Performant and Secure systems with the Database Tier.
• Advanced experience in security, backup/recovery, architecture, networking, and administration for assigned database discipline.
• Expertise and deep understanding in Database Replication setup, configuration, troubleshooting both Physical as well as Logical Replication
• Proven track record in working with technology teams for the development, maintenance, testing, implementation, and support of assigned database technologies and associated software products.
• Proactively monitor with advanced troubleshooting skills for database issues escalated by the business team and internal monitoring in a timely manner with strong skills to drive to root cause and remediation of issues.
• Ability to develop a strong partnership with technology teams and customer to understand business needs and with advanced skills to communicate solutions in business terms.
• Strong to advanced performance and tuning skills with the ability to identify, respond and resolve database performance issues; communicates database performance resolution to technical teams and business partners.
• Successfully follow change management, problem management and incident management processes and procedures.
• Experience with IAC Automation tools for building automation for DB builds, Patching, maintenances
• Ability to handle large to enterprise project/initiatives with specialized knowledge within assigned discipline and the ability to architect solutions.
• Advanced written and verbal communication skills to promote Database Engineering.
• Proven track record to proactively plan and coordinate larger technical and architectural efforts within the database team and with external technology teams.
• Ability to influence Mastercard best practices in planning, coordinating, implementing, and maintaining database solutions.
• Proven track record in training and mentoring members of the team by contributing to supporting documentation.
• Communicate, collaborate, and work effectively in a global environment.
• Creates a positive culture in Database Engineering following the Mastercard Way.

Corporate Security Responsibility
Every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security. All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and therefore, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position 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.

**Desirable Knowledge/Experience**
• Experience integrating vendor and open-source products into an overall system
• Experience working on cloud-hosted services like AWS, Azure
• Database Technologies Include (not limited to): Oracle, Redis, Oracle Exadata Administration, PostgreSQL, Cassandra. The ideal candidate should have experience in both RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies
• Experience in development working with new trends

Mastercard is an inclusive equal 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. In the US or Canada, if you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process or during the recruitment 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.

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.

In line with Mastercard’s total compensation philosophy and assuming that the job will be performed in the US, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive base salary based on location, experience and other qualifications for the role and may be eligible for an annual bonus or commissions depending on the role. Mastercard benefits for full time (and certain part time) employees generally include: insurance (including medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account and health savings account, paid leaves (including 16 weeks new parent leave, up to 20 paid days bereavement leave), 10 annual paid sick days, 10 or more annual paid vacation days based on level, 5 personal days, 10 annual paid U.S. observed holidays, 401k with a best-in-class company match, deferred compensation for eligible roles, fitness reimbursement or on-site fitness facilities, eligibility for tuition reimbursement, gender-inclusive benefits and many more.