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Engineer- Security IAM

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

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



  • Implement Single Sign-On for internal apps using SAML, OIDC (OpenID/OAuth) and other AXP custom SSO solutions
  • Perform DevOps functions including incremental development and operational support for AXP SSO platforms.  This includes debug basic software components and identify code defects for remediation. Enable the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments
  • Ensure SLA bound problem management, root cause analysis and recommending solutions for all products and services of Internal Identity platform which includes but not limited to SSO, multi-factor authentication, Virtual Directory and Secrets Management
  • Lead the data driven approach to measure effectiveness of Identity Services program – this will include Splunk implementation, minor code and config changes including a real time dashboard that will measure KPIs such as volume and performance across all of the Identity Services
  • Ensure stakeholder alignments and timely leadership update to convey risks and issues



  • Preferably a BS or MS degree in information technology, computer engineering, or other technical discipline
  • Proven expertise in Single Sign-On (SSO) and federation technologies such as SAML and OIDC (OpenID and Oauth)
  • 5+ years of DevOps experience, including hands on knowledge of Linux/Unix
  • General awareness of core concepts related to public cloud platforms
  • Knowledge of Information security domains, primarily, IAM (Identity and Access Management) expertise is preferred
  • Familiar with Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, CEH are preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills

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: 19010196
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jun 20, 2019, 4:28:57 PM
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