MasterCard Systems Administrator in Arlington, Virginia

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

Systems Administrator


Our Systems Administrators work on a collaborative, agile team environment to support Mastercard/APT€™s global data centers, providing scalable, secure, and stable infrastructure for both our employees and our customers. You will be joining a team whose goals include developing a cloud agnostic deployment model, migrating production data centers, and embracing hybrid deployments. In this role, you will be given the ownership and resources to solve challenging technical problems. Our Systems Administrators have the opportunity to build a long-term and exciting career in a dynamic technology oriented and rapidly growing organization.

Join a fast growing team.

The position is responsible for the configuration, maintenance, backup and support of our Microsoft Windows environment.


Specific responsibilities would include:

Procuring, installing, managing, and monitoring physical and virtual infrastructure in both local and remote geographies

Deploying and monitoring Microsoft SQL servers and databases €“ rapidly and effectively diagnosing outages or performance problems

Automating commonly performed tasks, using scripting languages such Powershell and automation tools such as ActiveBatch

Work with internal engineering and client services teams to provision, provide access, and troubleshoot various testing and production resources

Testing and deploying new software/equipment for the company

Manage backup and recovery operations for multiple datacenters across geography, backing up over 1.5 petabytes of data weekly

Documenting commonly encountered issues and creating documentation on newly implemented systems on various Atlassian products

Participate in on call rotations, responding to afterhours incidents in a timely manner

All About You

Experience managing Windows server and SQL servers at scale

Strong desire to automate common tasks

Ability to solve complex problems independently and in a team setting

Prior experience using industry standard automation/scripting languages (e.g. Powershell, SQL, Python)

Prior experience managing cloud technology such as Azure, AWS, Google Cloud is strongly preferred

Ability to juggle competing tasks and prioritize

Proven ability to communicate with team members effectively

Bachelor€™s Degree highly preferred

Experience working in an agile team environment

Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment 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.€‹

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Requisition ID: R-75195