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Senior Engineer II

Bangalore, India
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Function Description:
 
American Express is embarking 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 payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join our transformation team! You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering projects platform supporting our global customer base.
 
Our Engineers that join our Technologies team will be assigned to one of several exciting teams that are responsible for development and management of business critical platforms. You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering projects platform supporting our global customer base. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers. 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.
 
Purpose of the Role:
Contributes to analysis of business, application, and technical infrastructure requirements. Supports the design, build, enhancement and integration of infrastructure required to support the business portfolio of xPaaS infrastructure platform in terms of robustness, scalability, availability and efficiency. Supports initiatives that deliver workable end-to-end infrastructure solutions that adhere to Technology standards.
 
Responsibilites:
- This is individual contributor role and the person is expected to manage/ support xPaaS (Extended PaaS) services and expected to adhere the shift pattern (Full night shifts are not expected).
- Ensuring good customer experience around service stability, availability and performance.
- Bringing innovation and new ideas to proactively enhance the service availability, performance and stability.
- Incident, change and problem management.
- Automate manual tasks to reduce manual efforts and human errors.
- Documenting SOP, Runbooks and knowledge base articles.
Recommending security best practices and work with security teams to plan and execute vulnerability remediation and addressing security related escalations.

Prepare Weekly and monthly status reports & Work on the service improvement programs.

 

Critical Factors to Success:
Business Outcomes:
- Engineer and maintain a robust, efficient, effective, 12x7 service operation for xPaaS services.

- Identify innovative ideas for automation, process enhancement, opertional excellence, service stability and availability.

Qualifications

Must have 5+ Yrs of experience supporting Kafka and redis.
Strong experience on Kafka & Redis administration and standing up Kafka cluster on cloud.
 
Perform high-level, day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for the Kafka & Redis Cluster.
 
Provide expertise in Kafka brokers, zookeepers, Kafka connect, schema registry, multi data-center replication and Kafka Control center.
 
Create topics, setup redundancy cluster, deploy monitoring tools, alerts and has good knowledge of best practices.
 
Provide administration and operations of the Kafka platform like provisioning, access lists Kerberos and SSL configurations and configuring.
 
Should have handled large  data sets on REDIS (memory cache) and this being scalable over the cluster-based architecture.
 
REDIS cluster implementation / maintenance for high performance and linear scalability of nodes Server and cluster handling
 
Troubleshoot production issues such as server configuration, jvm tuning etc.
Scripting using Shell, Python etc will be extremely useful.
 
Java knowledge is a plus.
 
Sound knowledge of Linux administration (SELinux security context, services, file system, etc.)
 
Developed and implemented shell/Python and Ansible playbooks scripts to automate the maintenance jobs and batch processing.
 
Exposure working or managing docker based PaaS platform preferbly OPENSHIFT.
 
Experience in change management, Incident management, RFC, Problem management & RCA.
 
Define processes, documentation and engineering diagrams for technical and operations support
 
Academic Background:
Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in CS Or CSE or Equivalent
Functional Skills/Capabilities:
Strong logical and tourbleshooting thinking
Ability to interpret technical /business objectives and challenges
Security vulnerabliteis remediation
Agile Methodologies
Understanding of Configuration Management Tools
 
Preferred:
Cloud platform Knowledge
Knowledge of caching, no-sql and streaming tools.
Solid linux adminstration skills.
Technical Skills/Capabilities:
 
Cloud Technologies such as IaaS, PaaS, NoSQL, Redis, Kakfa, Linux, Openstack,  Python, Ansible and Puppet etc.
OPENSHIFT, RHEL, CentOS or Ubuntu
Exposure to Cloud, good understing of IaaS and PaaS services.
 
Knowledge of Platforms:
IaaS and PaaS
 
Behavioral Skills/Capabilities:
Set The Agenda: Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective
Bring Others With You: Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential
Do It The Right Way: Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage
Enterprise Leadership Behaviors
Set The Agenda: Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective
Bring Others With You: Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential

Do It The Right Way: Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage  


ReqID: 19004534
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 13, 2019, 12:18:39 AM
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