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Data Engineer III - Infrastructure Operations

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Contributes to designing, developing, troubleshooting, documenting, and presenting all data that meet the needs of business and/or internal customers
Organizational Context:
  • Entry-level position.
  • Member of a data management, reporting, and database development team


Key Responsibilities:
  • Collects, validates and compiles data from customers in manual and automated formats and enters into database for easy extraction
  • Extracts data into clear, comprehensive reporting for business customers
  • Reviews and documents data requirements / data stories with corresponding data sources
  • Supports management of data assets as per the enterprise standards, guidelines and policies
  • Reviews and understands the processing requirements inclusive of data, security, and performance requirements
  • Assists in building and enhancing the database design and infrastructure required to support the Business portfolio
  • Assists in performing report testing
  • Communicates and works collaboratively with business and product teams to support changes and implementation
  • Function as an active member of an agile team through consistent development practices (tools, components, and documentation)
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • Takes part in reviews of own work or with colleagues
  • Work on prioritized/assigned features for ongoing sprints
Scope of Impact/Influence:
  • Accountable to team for completing assigned tasks and deliverables as agreed upon
  • Accountable to team for delivery of quality work
Education & Experience:
Up to 2 years of software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience such as:
  • Understanding of Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Exposure to methods relating to application and database design, development and automated testing
  • Understanding of Big data / SQL design
  • Good understanding and technical knowledge of DBMS products and ecosystem – e.g., storage formats, access algorithms, data management processes, administration, data maintenance, replication, high availability, encryption, etc.
  • General knowledge of distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational & non-relational databases
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related field required
  • Keeps up-to-date on current research and technology in the industry
  • Understands technical aspects of the job and uses appropriate technology for the situation at hand
  • Tries new approaches when problem solving, seeking ideas, or suggestions from others as appropriate
  • Carries out systematic and rational analysis to identify the root cause of problems
  • Recognizes the importance of teamwork to achieve objectives
  • Is clear when explaining ideas and concepts to others, communication is structured and easy to understand
  • Manages multiple tasks effectively - progresses work in parallel
  • Adapts to change quickly and easily
  • Handles problems and acts on own initiative without being prompted
  • Knows when to ask for help
  • Able to understand and leverage data structures and associated components
  • Able to understand and document business data requirements
  • Application of industry best practices, processes and standards
  • Has understanding of the basic tools used in the planning, analyzing, testing, and maintaining assigned application(s) (e.g., Tableau, Excel, Microstrategy, and Infomatica)
  • Able to participate in assigned team’s software delivery methodology (Agile, Scrum)
  • Familiar with infrastructure technologies and components like servers, databases, and networking concepts
  • Ability to communicate in business terms with more senior leaders (e.g., presentations, charts, graphs, illustrations, white-board designs)
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft office tools
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines with quality and accuracy


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: 18012578
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2018, 1:55:45 PM
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