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Software Engineer – Hadoop, Hive, Python, Java

Gurgaon, India
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

About American Express

American Express is a global services company that provides consumers and businesses with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

We make it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services through innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions.

Working at American Express

Experiences That Back You

What you choose to do for a living is one of the most meaningful decisions you can make. At American Express, our job is to help you excel at yours. We provide experiences to become a great leader, a world of opportunities to grow your career, and an inclusive culture to help you thrive. Because the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

 Reasons to Believe

An iconic global brand, where you  can grow as a leader

Meaningful and rewarding work that  is performed with integrity

A culture of learning in collaboration  with great colleagues and leaders

A unique career journey shaped by  your talent and curiosity

Support and trust to thrive in your  career and life

 The Powerful Backing™ of American Express.

Function 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 to deliver innovative solutions across multiple business units.


Build scalable algorithmic solutions leveraging big data techniques

Own all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications 

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

Drive consistent development practices with respect to tools, common components, and documentation 

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

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

Work on API specs, automation, and conducts code reviews and testing 

Perform ongoing refactoring of code, utilize visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts, and deliver continuous improvement

Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies 

Provide continuous support for ongoing application availability 

Work closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products

Work 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

Enable business capabilities through innovation

Research and learn new and upcoming technologies, and apply them to develop working software

Mentor other team members in both technology and domain.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


Purpose: Leverage best in class Big Data engineering techniques, to provide highly personalized card member experience, thereby driving profitable growth for the organization

Critical Factors to Success (Outcome Driven):

Business Outcomes:

Personalized user experience

Design and deliver innovative big data solutions across multiple business units

Identify and adopt new technologies to enhance user experience and predict future challenges

Leadership Outcomes:

Put enterprise thinking first, connect the role’s agenda to enterprise priorities and balance the needs of customers, partners, colleagues & shareholders.

Lead with an external perspective, challenge status quo and bring continuous innovation to our existing offerings

Demonstrate learning agility, make decisions quickly and with the highest level of integrity

Lead with a digital mindset and deliver the world’s best customer experiences every day 

Past Experience 

3-8 years of software development experience with proven hands-on experience in -

Big data technologies like Hadoop, AWS, Azure, Hive, Python, Map reduce


Algorithms & Machine Learning

Data structure, & Design patterns

Academic Background

Bachelors/Masters Degree in CS Or CSE, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics or Equivalent  


Familiarity with design & coding across multiple platforms & languages

Understanding of different Algorithms & Machine Learning techniques, their application in Customer Marketing domain

Strong analytical & strategic thinking skills

Ability to interpret technical /business objectives and challenges

Porting/Software Configuration

Agile Methodologies

Software development/ testing


Product Engineering Knowledge 

Platform engineering knowledge (e.g Financial Tech/Ecommerce/ Aggregator platforms)


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

Knowledge on Map/Reduce - Hadoop, AWS, Azure, Hive, Python, 

Data modeling, ETL design, implementation (Informatica/Talend/Pentaho) , SQL distribution (MapR/ Cloudera/ Hortonworks)

Knowledge of distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms & relational databases

Familiarity with object-oriented design & coding

UNIX / Shell / Perl / Python scripting


Hive, Pig, Java M/R, Spark

Understanding of data structures, algorithms & Design Patterns


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: 19009433
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 17, 2019, 1:12:36 AM
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