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Senior Engineer-Java

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description


American Express has embarked on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace join our transformation team. You will join a rock star engineering team that will deliver the next generation of automation tooling, business intelligence capabilities and reporting.


This automation tooling will support CI/CD within American Express across all platforms. You will work across a wide range of tools and use an even wider range or technologies to deliver world class solutions. You will create custom solutions using the latest open source technologies to serve our customers within American Express. We are a start-up, we will wear many hats, work fast and smart, and adapt and iterate quickly.

  • Architect, design, prototype, and deliver solutions across applications to support strategy and deliver business value
  • Serve as a core member of agile team that designs and develops software applications and tests and builds automation tools
  • Partners with customers and other internal teams and technical product managers to deliver enhancements to the platform
  • Uses technical acumen to provide design alternatives, ask probing questions and support the team in technical issue resolution
  • Builds Developer focused technical community


  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field with 5+ years of Software Engineering experience
  •  5+ years as Software Engineer with application development experience with at least two programming languages ( Java, Python, Ruby, PHP,Perl)
  • 2+ years of Experience with Continuous Integration and related tools (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo, Puppet, Ansible etc..)
  • 3+ years of scripting experience ( e.g. Bash, php, python, groovy, curl, use/code RESTFUL APIs …)
  • Extensive experience with Linux, preferably with RedHat/CentOS.
  • Solid Experience with Version Control systems - ( BitBucket, GitHub, Svn)
  • Experience writing and maintaining tools and scripts to support automation and operations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues in complex, distributed, multi-tier architectures.
  • Passionate about operational excellence and documentation.
  • Passionate about operational excellence and documentation.
  • Experience using relational and noSQL databases (Postgres, mysql, mongoldb, couch base etc…)
  • Detail-oriented with strong thought leadership and analytical abilities
  • A positive, can-do attitude and great relationship building skills  
  • Excellent written and Verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Analytics and data warehousing technology including but not limited to Tableau, Kibana and Elastic Search, Hygieia, Hadoop
  • Experience with troubleshooting and performance tuning in JVMs, Web servers.
  • Experience in architectural best practices.
  • Virtualization, Containerization experience, Knowledge of Docker, Vagrant, kubernettes will be helpful.
  • Experience in data visualization.
  • Experience collaborating with multiple teams.

Worked in SaaS/PaaS companies as DevOps engineer.


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: 18003470
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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