Software Engineering Manager Job

Nairobi County, Nairobi, Kenya
February 3, 2024
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Job Description

Software Engineering Manager Job

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

Software Engineering Manager Job

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

Mastercard is looking for a talented Software Engineering Manager to join the Mastercard Foundry Research and Development team in our Nairobi office. In this role you will be part of a highly agile team building exiting and innovative products delivered at scale to global markets.

Our team is built on a foundation of research and development, mining innovation internally, innovating new product lines with emerging technology, managing new products from inception to market validation and engaging strategically with start-ups to shape the future of commerce with and for our customers. At Mastercard you will help define the future of commerce globally.

This team will have a diverse focus both in terms of geography and variety of technology challenges driving hard to bring innovative payment solutions to market.

Role
As Manager, Software Engineering you will manage a scrum team building commercial Java-based, distributed, highly available applications.

In this role, you will:

Lead and guide an agile team to deliver software that meets business objectives

Oversee effective development and delivery of software solutions

Collaborate with the Product Owners, Business/Tech Operations, and other stakeholders

Drive positive change within systems/process to optimally deliver on commitments

Communication of status/progress to product teams/customers/senior management

Understands the big picture and end-to-end logical architecture of systems in ownership areas

Provide feedback and suggestions on areas to improve

Demonstrate active learning and sharing of software practices

Research alternative technical solutions to meet changing business needs.

Skills

Experience with managing agile development teams

Great communicator with proven experience in collaborating with business stakeholders

Passionate about software development and comfortable in a fluid environment.

Proficiency with Java JDK 8 or greater.

Knowledge of Tomcat, Spring, Spring Boot, Shell Scripting, JSON.

Proficiency in Junit or other automated unit testing frameworks.

Experience with Docker, Kubernetes or other container orchestration solutions.

Experience with a UI framework such as Angular.

Knowledge of CI/CD principles and tools such as Jenkins, Gradle, Maven.

Knowledge of Source Control Management and working with code in a multi-developer
environment.

Knowledge of or passion for mobile application development would also be an advantage

Familiar with secure coding standards (e.g., OWASP, CWE, SEI CERT)

Understands the use of basic design patterns (e.g., factory, adaptor, singleton, composite, observer, strategy, inversion of control)

Other

Excellent communication (verbal and written) and strong collaboration skills.

Show initiative and demonstrate a willingness to take on challenging opportunities.

Passionate about code quality and coding best practices.

Highly motivated and a strong team-player.

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.

Software Engineering Manager Job