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Lead, Information Security Engineer



O'Fallon, MO, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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, Information Security Engineer

Mastercard is seeking candidates to join the global Enterprise Cryptography team!

Mastercard is developing the next generation of applications and services to enable consumers and businesses to securely, efficiently, and intelligently conduct payment transactions, and is leveraging state-of-the-art cryptographic practices to protect its assets.

Whether through traditional retail, mobile, or e-commerce, Mastercard innovation is leading the digital convergence of traditional and emerging payments technologies across a wide variety of new devices and services.

• Can you demonstrate expertise in information security, and more specifically, with cryptography?
• Can you advise teams on how to implement secure cryptography for data at rest and in transit?
• Can you navigate through the many security frameworks (PCI, FIPS, ISO) with respect to cryptographic standards?

•Contribute to the execution the Cryptographic roadmap for Mastercard –enhancing security posture and enforcing governance and compliance to the Cryptographic and Key Management standards
• Analyze current cryptographic implementations and identify deviations from our standards
• Provide technical design and architecture advice to internal teams on how to securely develop and build applications and supporting systems
• Partner with application teams to determine path to compliance - articulate short, medium and long term plans when necessary
• Define secure mechanisms for critical business functions, for both on-premises and in cloud environments
• Assist in the strategy, standards, and architecture for the cryptography, PKI and key management aspects of the SDLC including application, mobile, web service, DevOps, cloud, and CI/CD efforts
• Define security requirements and guidelines to ensure repeatable processes are followed globally
• Assist in the strategy, standards, and architecture for the security aspects of key management and operation
• Provide security advice in cryptography, including several of the following: encryption, hashing, key management, digital certificates, TLS
• Build out next generation governance model with the intent of understanding our assets and protecting them with proper encryption practices

All About You
• Experience providing secure design advice for web-based environments and secure communication, including mobile applications, web applications and web services
• Demonstrate a broad awareness of security engineering concepts and practices across all phases of the software development lifecycle
• Strong understanding of information security, risk and data privacy within the domain of digital commerce including relevant practical experience
• Knowledge of cryptography, including several of the following: encryption, hashing, key management, digital certificates, TLS, PKCS#11, HSMs
• Demonstrate technical competency in security engineering based on hands-on experience or relevant qualifications
• Working knowledge and technical security experience with UNIX, Linux, Solaris, AIX, or Windows.
• Ability to perform analysis, review and design of custom systems, not just product implementation or operations.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrate the ability to articulate and communicate effectively to diverse audiences and properly translates security and risk management terminology into business terms and recommends alternative solutions to these stakeholders

Required Skills
• Application security (in-depth knowledge)
• Cryptography
• Security engineering
• Architecture and design

Additional Nice to Have
• Application development (hands-on experience)
• Cloud security
• Experience with PKI systems and vendors
• Experience with retail/payment HSM

Relevant Previous Experience
• Security Engineering
• Security Consultant
• Application developer/architect with security experience/focus
Other Key Words

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.