Senior Data 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.”

Help chart the course for database technology at American Express! We need top technical talent to supplement our Database Engineering team. This team defines, designs, implements, tests and communicates the architectures, configurations, best practices and standards for optimal use of database technologies across the company, both on-prem and in the cloud. We evaluate new and upgraded database versions, features, components and extensions for performance, throughput, scalability, availability and security; and we partner with our hosting, database administration, and operational support teams to operationalize and harden OLTP technology for our top-tier financial applications.

This specific posting is for a software/infrastructure engineer with experience in installing, configuring, patching, upgrading, deploying and running Postgres databases. The candidate will put these skills to use by evaluating and preparing new and upgraded Postgres-related offerings for use across the company, and by documenting, presenting and explaining the appropriate techniques, patterns and best practices for our hosting, database administration and operational support teams.

Minimum Qualifications

The candidate will bring solid knowledge of DBMS concepts such as ACID, BASE and CAP. The ideal candidate will have experience with enterprise-scale Postgres deployments, including intra- and inter-data-center high availability configurations, fault tolerance and failover, physical and logical replication, cluster management, automated provisioning, rolling upgrade techniques, backup & restoration techniques, security mechanisms, health monitoring and alerting techniques, and troubleshooting. The candidate will also bring knowledge of Postgres internals such as MVCC and locking, bloat management and performance tuning parameters.

Additional desirable attributes

  • Skill at the Unix command line
  • The ability to write code or script, e.g. for test harnesses or other database-related tools and utilities
  • Experience as a database administrator and/or a Unix system administrator
  • Knowledge of virtualization and cloud infrastructures, and of implementations such as VMWare, OpenShift, Kubernetes and Docker
  • Knowledge of AWS, Google Cloud, Azure or other public cloud offerings
  • Knowledge of modern storage and compute technologies, including hyper-converged infrastructures

Bachelor’s degree preferred.

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


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: 21005797
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 6, 2021, 1:07:07 PM