Graduate/Entry Level

Lead Database Engineer


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


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.

• Advanced hands-on experience in configuring, patching, upgrading, and optimizing database software and related products.

• 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.