Big Data Engineer - Enterprise Platforms

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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:

  • Taking your place as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices
  • Write components in Big Data with Spark, Hive, HBASE, Data transformations as well as REST APIs, Streaming & Batch Processing  
  • Writing code and tests, and automation
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies
  • Perform technical aspects of software development for assigned applications including design, developing prototypes, and coding assignments
  • Debug software components and identify code defects for remediation
  • Empower teams to automate deployments in test or production environments.


 Are you up for the challenge?
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related experience required; advanced degree preferred
  • Experience with Agile or other rapid application development methods and tools preferably Agile Scrum and SAFE Agile plus Agile Tools like Rally/JIRA
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges and articulate solutions
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and exploit them to their optimal potential
  • 4+ years of wide breath of engineering experience in application design, software development, automated testing, and production support in a professional environment and/or comparable experience such as:
  • Hands-on expertise with application design and software development in Big Data across one or more platforms, languages, and tools
  • Experience in Java, Hive, Python, Spark, HBase, MapReduce, Big Data Components/ Frameworks Hadoop, HDFS, Pig etc.
  • Experience in REST API, Spring Boot, J2EE, Spring Boot, Elasticsearch , Cloud native etc.
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, and relational databases
  • Experience with implementing integrated automated release management using tools/technologies/frameworks like Maven, Subversion, code/security review tools
  • Familiarity with machine learning techniques and algorithm such as Regression, Clustering, Random Forest, Time Series Forecasting, etc.

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:
  • Willingness to learn and adapt new technologies
  • 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: 19013149
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 4, 2019, 10:27:03 PM