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Big Data Engineer

Gurgaon, India
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

American Express is looking for energetic, high-performing and highly skilled Engineers to help shape our technology and product roadmap. You will be part of the fast-paced, entrepreneurial Enterprise focused on delivering the next generation data engineering solutions. The team will be responsible for experience for our Card members by delivering world-class innovative solutions leveraging best in class Machine Learning techniques, processing TBs of data, to provide highly personalized card member experience and to drive profitable growth for the organization.


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. Centric to it is Big Data and batch/real-time analytical solutions leveraging transformational technologies (Hadoop, HDFS, MapReduce, Spark, Hive, HBase, Pig, etc.) to deliver innovative solutions across multiple business units.

So if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.


       Owns all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications

       Performs hands-on architecture, design, and development of systems

       Functions as Senior member of an agile team and helps drive consistent development practices wrt tools, common components, and documentation

       Typically spends 80% of time writing code and testing, and remainder of time collaborating with stakeholders through ongoing product/platform releases

       Develops deep understanding of tie-ins with other Amex systems and platforms within the supported domains

       Writes code and unit tests, works on API specs, automation, and conducts code reviews and testing

       Performs ongoing refactoring of code, utilizes visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts, and deliver continuous improvement - Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies

       Provides continuous support for ongoing application availability

       Works closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of 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.



       A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience

       Software development experience with proven hands-on experience in Bigdata technologies

       Familiar with Agile or other rapid application development methods

       Experience with design and coding across one or more platforms and languages as appropriate

       Hands-on expertise with application design, software development and automated testing

       Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulate solutions

       Displays understanding of different Algorithms & Machine Learning techniques and their application in the Customer Marketing domain.

       Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems

       Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation

       High energy, demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software

       Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases

       Demonstrated experience with object-oriented design and coding with variety of languages

       Knack to guide/mentor other team members in both technology and domain.


Required skills:

       Strong programming knowledge in Java/Python (Preferred) or C / Java

       Experience working on any Hadoop distribution, such as Mapr, Cloudera, Hortonworks and have at least coded in Hive, Pig, Java M/R, Spark for 2 years or more, will be an added advantage.

       Solid understanding of data structures, Algorithms & Design Patters will be a plus

       Understanding and experience with UNIX / Shell / Perl / Python scripting

       Strong analytical ability

       Excellent communication skills


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:

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


Why American Express

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.

American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.


ReqID: 18016844
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 25, 2018, 11:12:23 PM
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