Staff Engineer-Data

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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.”

The Servicing Technology team is driving a fundamental re-imagining of how we service our card members. As a part of this ground-breaking journey, we are looking for an enthusiastic, driven, and forward-thinking Staff Engineer – Data to join our mission! As a Staff Engineer on our team, you will directly lead and contribute to delivery of our most ambitious projects and directly affect the lives and experiences of millions of customers.

You will be hands on in designing the fundamental data architecture that powers our Servicing experiences. If data is at the heart of transformational businesses today, then we’re looking for a heart surgeon to roll up their sleeves and operate on the lifeblood of our future capabilities. The possibilities are wide-open, and our vision is to redefine how we deliver industry leading servicing experiences to the customers of tomorrow.

As this role will play heavy influence in the success of our goals, we are searching for candidates with strong fundamental experience in software development, data lineage and visualization, modeling, and core software design principles. Some behaviors we desire include an appetite to learn, a desire to teach, a genuine curiosity, and bravery to ask hard questions and push boundaries. We need technology leaders that can adapt to changing landscapes quickly and pivot to new solutions without wavering. Someone who sees change as opportunity will excel on this team.

A Day in the Life

  • Drive the design and creation of Enterprise scale data architectures
  • Collaborate with teams of highly skilled multi-discipline engineers to push the boundaries of servicing capabilities
  • Work closely with product owners, technology senior leadership and peers to deliver ground-breaking journeys
  • Participate in strategic discussions, think outside of the box, and challenge the status-quo
  • Coordinate the delivery of front-end and back-end software development activities for craftsmanship, fit, and function.
  • Monitor the reliability and performance of all internal systems
  • Ensure compliance with security regulations
  • Design strategies for future development projects based on the overall objectives, vision, and resources
  • Implement innovative technologies and demonstrate the courage to fail


  • Extensive experience with data modeling, analytics, and modern architecture design technologies and modern human-computer interfaces
  • Strong knowledge of agile methodologies and principles
  • Deep knowledge of database design, structure, and production operations
  • Leadership abilities with a strategic mind
  • BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

“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

  • Extensive experience with cloud technologies and modern human-computer interfaces

  • Hands-on experience in back-end and front-end development
  • Strong knowledge of agile methodologies and principles
  • Leadership abilities with a strategic mind
  • BSc/MSc in Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field

“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: 21002297
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 4, 2021, 2:52:52 PM