Senior Engineer II (Big 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.

You won’t just shape the world of software.

You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.

Our Software Engineers not only understand how technology works, but how that technology intersects with the people who count on it every day. Today, innovative ideas, insight and new perspectives are at the core of how we create a more powerful, personal and fulfilling experience for all our customers. So, if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further. 

You won’t just keep up; you’ll break new ground.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Owns all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications
  • Performs hands-on architecture, design, and development of systems
  • Functions as senior member of an agile team and helps drive consistent development practices w.r.t. tools, common components, and documentation
  • Spends significant amount of time writing code and testing, and remainder of time collaborating with stakeholders through ongoing product/platform releases
  • Develops deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains
  • Writes code and unit tests, works on API specs, automation, and conducts code reviews & testing
  • Performs ongoing refactoring of code, utilizes visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts, and deliver continuous improvement
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative and disruptive technologies – follows GCRTP principles
  • Provides continuous support for ongoing application availability
  • Works closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products
  • Works with product owners to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues.
  • Develop database design and architecture documentation for the management and executive teams
  • Help maintain the integrity and security of the company database

At the core of Software Engineering:

Every member of our team must be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business core competencies, including: 

  • Agile Practices
  • Porting/Software Configuration
  • Programming Languages and Frameworks
  • Business Analysis
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Business Product Knowledge

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • 10+ years of software development experience with proven hands-on experience in Hadoop/HIVE/ Spark/NoSQL & SQL Databases
  • Experience and hands-on working knowledge on Hadoop tools like Sqoop, Hive, PIG, HBASE, Impala
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Experience with Spark, Scala, and integration of data from multiple data sources – Apache Spark, RDD API, SQL Data Frame, GraphX, Streaming, query tuning and performance optimization
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB
  • Data modeling, architecture, and management using Enterprise Architecture and Data Governance on Hadoop clusters.
  • Knowledge of various ETL techniques and frameworks, such as Flume.
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable ‘big data’ data stores.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Familiar with Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Looks proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • High energy, demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software

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.

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

ReqID: 21006383
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 5, 2021, 10:08:10 AM