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Senior DevOps Engineer, (Cloud OpenStack / OpenShift)

Palo Alto, California

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Job Description

This role will be a key contributer to a rock star engineering team which will deliver the next generation enterprise application platform (PaaS) for American Express. The platform will support engineers in building and provisioning multi-tier applications throughout the application life cycle, from development, to test and into production and provides an ecosystem of developer, devOps and support friendly tools, such as capabilities to debug, monitor and scale the platform applications.

  • Owns all technical aspects of platform configuration and its automation
  • Performs hands-on architecture, design and development of multi-tenant provisioning systems
  • Functions as senior member of an agile team and helps drive consistent operational practices
  • Develops deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms
  • Writes code and unit tests, works on API specs, automation, and conducts code reviews and testing
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • Provides continuous support for ongoing application availability
  • Works closely with product owners on 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

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


  • 6+ years of Linux administration, ideally RedHat or CentOS and their virtualization
  • 3+ years of configuration management, ideally Puppet, Chef, Salt or Ansible.
  • Good familiarity with TCP/IP protocols and managing of web applications
  • Experience with distributed systems and their ability to scale.
  • Experience with Security and threat detection tools
  • Experience with hosted monitoring solutions, such as Sensu or Dynatrace.
  • Experience with Docker and/or Vagrant
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and to articulate solutions
  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with problems
  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation
  • Looks proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is 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

ReqID: 15007112
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