Engineer - Java-Big Data

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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.


You won’t just shape the world of software.

You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.


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


You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground. 


There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:

  • Serve as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices
  • Write code and unit tests, automate processes and work other developers, leads and architects
  • Identify opportunities for adopting new technologies, industry standards and best practices.
  • Drive the development and transformation of international capabilities, including marketing and analytical solutions for multiple lines of businesses.
  • Develop proof of concepts using technologies across the Big Data stack to enhance marketing capabilities in partnership with multiple engineering teams.
  • Write code and unit tests, works on API specs, automation, and conduct code reviews & testing
  • Identify innovative ideas to deliver against the existing and future needs of customers.
  • Facilitate migration of POD capabilities by documenting and re-engineering processes.
  • Own all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications.
  • Typically spend 70% of time coding and remaining time in testing, documentation and collaborating with stakeholders.
  • Provide continuous support for ongoing application availability


Are you up for the challenge?

  • 5+ years of proven, hands-on experience with Object-Oriented Design and development using a variety of languages like Java, Scala, Python and Big Data Components/ Frameworks - Hadoop, HBase, HDFS, Pig, Hive, Spark etc.
  • BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Demonstrated experience with building parallel and distributed systems
  • Experience with Database query optimization and indexing (Relational or NoSQL DBs)
  • Experience with Web Services design and implementation using REST/SOAP
  • Knowledge of stream processing and SPARK is a plus
  • Looks proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
  • Ability to understand requirements and communicate with business partners
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and exploit them to their optimal potential

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
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: 19011782
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 6, 2020, 9:24:37 PM