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Data Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Do you see data or a better way to

improve business and lives?


Today, there’s a business advantage hiding in plain sight, and you’ll find it in data. Our Data Engineers know how to use the latest technology to design, evaluate, debug and manage the data that leads to better decisions, a stronger company, and higher customer satisfaction. So if you’re not intimidated by the data explosion, engineer your career here.


More than the data on what you’ll be doing.


There’s no end to the data that’s created every day and the opportunities you find here. But these are just some of your responsibilities:

  • Document data requirements/data stories and maintain data models
  • Support the management of data assets according to enterprise standards, guidelines and policies
  • Help build and enhance the database design that supports our business portfolio
  • Work collaboratively with business and product teams
  • Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies


Are you up for the challenge? 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related field required; advanced degree preferred
  • 5 years of data architecture and database development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience
  • Hands-on expertise with database design and development and automated testing
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and application development
  • Experience with design and development across one or more database management systems (e.g. DB2 zOS, Oracle, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Netezza (PDA/DB2AA) as appropriate
  • Understanding of Big data / NOSQL design and development with variety of data stores (document, column family, graph, etc.) and experience with Couchbase and Cassandra database systems is a plus

At the core of Data Engineering


Every member of our team must be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business core competencies, including:

  • Agile Practices
  • Database Design
  • Programming Languages and Frameworks
  • SDLC Methodologies and Practices
  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Analytical Thinking

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.


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, or any other status protected by law.

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ReqID: 18013122
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 12, 2018, 10:22:49 AM
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