Director, Database Engineering
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Director, Database Engineering
•Database Engineering (DE) supports MasterCard Business Systems and Operations across the globe
•As part of the Tech Ops Database Domain groups DE drives the database engineering practice , governance and standards in MasterCard
•As a Consultant for Database Domain, you should have a range of knowledge and skills to deploy and manage various database technologies in production environments
•Have you worked in global teams across differing geographies?
•Are you interested in leading a high-functioning Engineering team?
As a Manager at mastercard , your first and main priority will be to lead the staff under you. Not only will you be ensuring their development, you will also be ensuring you are promoting a positive and vibrant culture within the team. Part of your role will be to remove roadblocks for them so they can deliver their best work.
A technology background is advantageous in ensuring you can understand and challenge what is being presented. You will be data obsessed and enjoy strategizing. You will work on Strategy/Roadmap for the future, identifying with the team what upcoming work, the team want to focus on and prioritizing the most critical efforts with the most impact. As part of this, you will also work on the automation strategy with the team (what can be automated to free up resources). As the team shift to a more automated way of working, you will also be challenging/introducing new ways of doing things.
You will :
-Lead a multi-disciplinary diverse global database team within mastercard Operations.
-Technologies in use by the team include Oracle, Exadata, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and Redis among others.
-Grow a diverse and capable team / identify weaknesses & skills gaps and fill them with the correct people.
-Coach, develop & provide feedback to the staff you serve.
-Be a problem solver and help to deliver timely complex initiatives and projects.
-Carry out People Manager functions - performance appraisals/ hiring for the team / team expenses/ holiday approvals and organizing team support coverage, etc.
-Be part of a follow the sun on-call rotation of managers for database systems organization wide.
-Be involved in Mastercard initiatives - supporting Data Domain, platform maturity, ideation and automation.
You have :
-Demonstrated ability leading projects, managing to timelines, and partnering with other teams.
-Demonstrated experience growing and mentoring people / track record of same.
What makes you stand out:
Any combination of the below will distinguish applicants:
-Experience working in relational/NoSQL technologies - Oracle/MySQL/SQL Server/ NoSQL/MongoDB/ PostgreSQL etc.
-Experience Strategizing / creating Roadmaps for new projects.
-Experience / working knowledge of automation or CI-CD principles - Site Reliability Engineering / Database Reliability Engineering or any combination of automation tools (Chef, Jenkins, Ruby, Python etc.)
-Experience working with agile methodologies
-Experience working in a large multi-national company / working in the technology or payments spaces.
-Previous management experience
-Active member of Users Groups/Societies.
-Established Internet presence (Blog/GitHub contributor etc.)
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