American Express Careers

Senior Engineer - Cornerstone

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

You won’t just shape the world of software.

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


We aggressively compete in an exciting space that features both emerging technology and financial services firms – and we’re now embarking on an exciting transformation to take our Big data capabilities to new level.


We are building an energetic, high-performance team with a nimble and creative mindset to drive our technology and products. American Express (AXP) is a powerful brand, a great place to work and has unparalleled scale. Join us! This is an opportunity to join the Global Information Management & Closed Loop Capabilities organization within American Express Technologies. This team leads the Big data capabilities – Data Ingestion framework, Data quality and Central Metadata management ensuring data security is implemented in most effective way from PII & oncop standpoint.


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 that delivers knowledge management solutions to businesses worldwide


Are you up for the challenge?

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of development experience
  • Experience in Hadoop Framework & Programming (Map-Reduce, Hive, SPARK, Hbase etc.)
  • Experience in Cornerstone Data Ingestion framework, Data quality, Event Engine
  • Experience in RDBMS – MySQL, UDB-EEE, ODA is a must
  • Experience with J2EE tools, technologies, and frameworks (Java, Struts/Spring, Eclipse, Websphere RAD, Spring, Application Servers
  • Experience with UNIX based systems including the ability to create and maintain Shell script
  • Experience with Machine learning/AI on Hadoop – SPARK ML, Python, R is a plus
  • Experience with SQL on Hadoop – MemSQL/Splice machine,  Data accelerator technologies like Jethro is a plus
  • Experience with front-end technologies like React, HTML5, JavaScript/Ajax and Frameworks, CSS, JQuery, Angluar.js, is a plus
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, message queuing, and relational/XML databases is a plus
  • Experience in distributed performance tools Strong Experience in SQL/NoSQL Data Bases is a plus
  • Experience in search utilities (i.e. SOLR, MemCached, Elastic Search etc.) Performance tuning & trouble shooting capabilities is plus
  • Experience with web service development using RES
  • Knowledge of web security and encryption technology is a plus
  • Testing/automation experience is a plus
  • Proficient with Scaled Agile application development methods
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulate solutions
  • Deals well with ambiguous/under-defined problems; Ability to think abstractly
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software
  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation is a plus Preferred 

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:

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

Why American Express 


Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.

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: 18010376
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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