PaaS Engineer

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Job Description

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.


At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways.  Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible - and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

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.

About American Express Enterprise Cloud Platform (eCP):
American Express Enterprise Cloud platform (eCP) provides a platform that enables business applications to have Faster Time-to-Market for American Express. 

eCP offers dynamic rapid code-to-development models and services such as Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, DB-as-a-Service, Analytics-as-a-Service, Messaging-as-a-Service, CICD Pipelines, etc. for application developers in a hybrid cloud environment. eCP enables Application developers to write modern scalable cloud native applications.

Come join the PaaS Hybrid Cloud Team in building the next generation of public and private cloud platforms.

Ever wondered what it takes to build a highly available, global scale enterprise wide private PaaS/IaaS cloud platform with an Open Source technology stack and to achieve up-times SLA of Amazon, Google and

Then you should consider this innovative and disruptive opportunity where you can be a key transformative contributor to a world-class engineering team building and maintaining the PaaS platform (PaaS/IaaS) for American Express.

The goal of the team is to continue to build upon a robust platform as a service in support of hosting applications both in the private cloud environment as well as in multiple public clouds.



- Owns technical aspects of software development, focused cloud platform development

- Performs hands-on architecture, design and development of systems

- Ability to understand systems and architectures to quickly identify potential problems

- Assists in implementing solutions for cloud platform enablement.

- Sees opportunities to adopt innovative technologies


You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground. There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
- Using cutting-edge technologies to implement a hybrid cloud platform as a service.
- Understand the current implementation of the cloud platform and look for improvements to the platform and dependencies.
- Work with Product Owners to understand upcoming features and ensure proper design.

 Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.


Minimum Qualifications


- Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience

- 5+ years of software development experience in one OO programming language: Java, Python, Go 

- 3+ years of Linux Experience.

- Understanding of cloud architecture

- Experience in public clouds such as AWS, GCP, Azure and private cloud (OpenStack) environments.

- 2+ Years of Experience with Container & Orchestration Technologies such as Docker, Rocket, CloudFoundry, Kubernetes, Openshift

- Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges and articulate solutions

- Willingness to learn new technologies and use them to their optimal potential


At the core of Software Engineering, every member of our team should be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business skills you'll use every day, including:

- Agile Practices

- Porting/Software Configuration

- Programming Languages and Frameworks 

- Business Analysis

- Analytical Thinking- Business Product Knowledge


American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

ReqID: 21002257
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 13, 2021, 1:53:59 PM