MasterCard Senior Business Leader/Vice President – Quality Engineering (Core Systems) in O'Fallon, Missouri

Who is MasterCard?

We are the global technology company behind the world€™s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless ®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.

Job Title

Senior Business Leader/Vice President €“ Quality Engineering (Core Systems)


Quality Engineering team within MasterCard is about creating an ecosystem to build a world beyond waiting for all delivery teams to help achieve time-to-market, quality excellence, and higher customer satisfaction.

Unlike similar quality/testing leadership roles in other organizations, this position needs deep understanding of software architecture, infrastructure, development practices, and performance engineering to help drive quality early in the lifecycle of a product development.

This position will be responsible for driving adoption of Quality Engineering services (Automation Framework and Infrastructure, Performance Engineering, Testing and Environment automation, Continuous Integration, Delivery pipeline modelling and deployment, Code review tools and patterns, Testing tools and Virtualization, etc.) within Core Systems (Auth, Clearing, Settlement).

Position requires an extensive understanding of BDD/TDD practices, code review and analysis techniques, and open source agile testing frameworks. This position leads and manages staff, and assures staffing, training and objective setting.

Interacts with technology staff including Software and Test Engineers, Operations, Developers, Devops Engineers, Product management, and Program management to identify scope of project/s and deliver services.

Key questions:

Do you have a good experience in software architecture and development with a passion for being a change agent to drive quality engineering transformation with shift quality left strategies?

Are you an experienced leader who is passionate about innovative technology and its potential to help create a world beyond cash?

Want to lead development practices in Quality Engineering and DevOps to enable iterative agile delivery?

Love being hands on and eager to demonstrate a clear path of services adoption to your partners with demos, presentations, and prototypes?

Do you have motivation and experience to drive automation at all levels to ensure higher code and function coverage?

Can you scale your communication at all levels starting from engineers to program managers to senior executives?


Own quality strategy and be a single point of escalation for all projects related to Core Platforms - specifically for Authorization, Clearing, and Settlement related applications.

Drive quality engineering, exploratory testing, and test automation covering all key practice areas including desktop, mainframe, web, and batch systems.

Drive adoption of quality engineering services - Test Automation, Code Coverage, Performance Engineering, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, SAFE Agile implementation.

Ensure that staff has skills and behaviors to perform tasks fully through effective communication of goals, objectives, performance and as necessary improvement plans.

Recommend annual budgetary needs and ensure appropriate expenditures within that approved budget.

Understand end-customer needs and associated value chain to drive processes and practices to ensure flawless customer experience.

Foster strategic thinking and continuous learning to help MasterCard continue to lead as a technology company providing differentiating high-quality products and services to enable global commerce.

All About You

Bachelor/Master€™s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience with exposure to management theories and concepts.

Experience preparing and delivering executive level presentations to business and technology audiences.

Experience mentoring and developing resources in a high performance culture.

Demonstrated success in leading a small to large-scale software development and testing, infrastructure management, and performance engineering/architecture across multiple groups. Experience in payment/transactions processing applications desirable.

Sound knowledge of C++, Unix/Linux, Mainframe/HP Nonstop systems, Java/.NET/C++, Spring, JUnit, Eclipse IDE, Selenium, QTP, Appium, Jbehave/Cucumber frameworks, Databases, APIs (REST/SOAP), Continuous Delivery concepts, and exposure to tools such as Jenkins/Bamboo, Nexus, Maven, SVN/GIT.

Expertise in agile and waterfall delivery, life-cycle management ALM tools (JIRA/Rally/Rational Concert), software testing standards, methods and conventions.

Experience with performance engineering and profiling (e.g. Java JVM, Databases) and tools such as Load Runner, JMeter. Exposure to Application performance monitoring tools such as Dynatrace and Splunk desirable.

Exposure to Cloud, Infrastructure-as-a-code concept, and tools such as Chef/Puppet desirable.

Expertise with cross browser and cross device testing strategies (e.g. In the Wild testing) and automation via device clouds (Perfecto, Device Anywhere, Testdroid, etc)

Experience in delivery of large scale Enterprise scale transaction processing systems, Web/Mobile products and services.

Experience in IT budget management and service costing with exposure tools such as Apptio.

Project management skills to ensure proactive reporting of program progress, risks, and opportunities.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: R-34008