Senior Engineer II - Digital Payments

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Job Description

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference. American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards. We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.


Functional Description:

  • You will be responsible for design and building key components of a distributed real-time transaction engine, payment tokenization and payment processing business logic by leveraging these components

  • Contribute to high level design as well as detailed design of complex subsystems with emphasis in high availability and low latency.

  • Working with developers in day to day activities and helping in review of design, coding and the SDLC tasks.

  • Build POCs to experiment new technologies, databases and other application infrastructure.

  • You will constantly purse and learn industry leading/innovative technologies and solutions. Be acutely aware of enabling technologies and open-source products to build low latency distributed systems.

  • Embrace a culture of innovation and experimentation, engage in fun and outcome-oriented culture, and always be ready to try new concepts without fear of failure.

  • Collaborate with peer technology and product teams across different locations.

Minimum Qualifications

Past Experience:

  • Computer Science / Information Systems degree, or equivalent with min 5+ years of work experience.

  • Strong implementation experience using languages like C/C++, GoLang, Scala or Java. Keen understanding of how to build highly performant systems with such languages.

  • Hands on experience in building distributed micro-service systems, experience with Service Mesh products/frameworks like such as Envoy, Linkerd, Istio, gRPC/ProtoBuf; Distributed System Management/tracing and monitoring such as Zipkin/Jaeger, ELK Stack, Prometheus

  • Have experience in designing and building Cloud native applications. Experience in cloud platforms like Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift are a plus.

  • Experience in using NoSQL databases and distributed messaging systems such as Redis, Kafka, Couchbase, Cassandra in the context of low latency and high transaction volume systems.

  • Experience in Payment Tokenization and API design is a plus

  • Have hands-on experience in building and delivering large scale enterprise systems/products. Implemented critical aspects of the such systems and have supported such applications in production as SAS service.

  • Keen awareness of concerns in massively distributed systems and effective solutions.

  • Experience working in DevOps teams and Scrums.

  • Ability to learn and deep dive into new technology and business domains, question status quo and think outside of the box.

  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Create and deliver effective presentations to Senior Leadership.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

ReqID: 20007330
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020, 4:14:36 AM