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Big Data Engineer (Java, Hadoop)

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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. 
From building next-generation apps and microservices in Kotlin to using AI to help protect our customers from fraud, you could be doing transformational work that brings our iconic, global brand into the future. As a part of our tech team, we could work together to bring ground-breaking and diverse ideas to life that power the digital systems, services, products and platforms that millions of customers around the world depend on. If you love to work with APIs, contribute to open source, or use the latest technologies, we’ll support you with an open environment and learning culture to grow your career.
 
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.    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:   - Taking your place as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices - Writing code and unit tests, working with API specs and automation - Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies - Leading a team of engineers.
You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground.  

 Focus:
Designs, develops, solves problems, debugs, evaluates, modifies, deploys, and documents software and systems that meet the needs of customer-facing applications, business applications, and/or internal end user applications.
Organizational Context:
Member of a product engineering or delivery and integration team reporting to a Senior Engineer, Senior Engineering Manager, Engineering Director or Director Product Delivery & Integration.
How will you make an impact in this role?
Software Development
 
  • Ability in software development, such coding assignments
  • Function as member of an agile team by contributing to software builds through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation)
  • Participate in code reviews and automated testing
  • Debug basic software components and identify code defects for remediation
  • Enable the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments
  • Automate deployments in test or production environments
  • Automatically scale applications based on demand projections
 
Leadership
 
  • Demonstrate increased self-reliance to achieve team goals
  • Influence team members with creative changes and improvements by challenging status quo and demonstrating risk taking
 
Range of Impact/Influence:
  • Accountable for team completing work you’re leading and work you are doing as agreed upon
  • Accountable to team for delivery of quality work
 

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • 6+ years of software development experience with proven hands-on experience in BigData technologies.
  • Familiar with Agile or other rapid application development methods. Experience with design and coding across one or more platforms and languages as appropriate.
  • Hands-on expertise with application design, software development and automated testing.
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulate solutions.
  • Displays understanding of different Algorithms & Machine Learning techniques and their application in the Customer Marketing domain.
  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems. Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation.
  • High energy, demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software.
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases.
  • Demonstrated experience with object-oriented design and coding with variety of languages.
  • Knack to guide/mentor other team members in both technology and domain.
Required skills:
  • Strong programming knowledge in Java
  • Object-oriented design and coding
  • Solid understanding of data structures, Algorithms & Design Patterns
  • Hands-on experience in Big Data technologies (at least MapReduce, Hive, Hbase)
  • Understanding and experience with UNIX / Shell / Perl / Python scripting
  • Understanding of the Spark framework
  • Database query optimization and indexing
  • Web services design and implementation using REST / SOAP
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent communication skills
Bonus skills:
  • Machine learning/data mining
 
High Performance Behaviors:
  • Recognizes opportunities to adopt innovative technologies to enable business capabilities
  • Keeps up to date on current research and technology in the industry
  • Recognizes the importance of collaboration to achieve objectives
  • Clearly communicates ideas and concepts to others
  • Finds opportunities within projects and acts on own initiative without being prompted, including making appropriate decisions as vital
  • Provides feedback to team members in code reviews
  • Drive creative changes & continuous improvements
  • Mentors and guides junior team members to success within the team
 
Game Changers:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration & Partnership
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Courage
  • Curiosity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Servant Leadership
  • Tenacity
 
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: 21009052
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 29, 2021, 4:53:37 AM