Senior Data Engineer - Emerging Data 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 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:
As part of Enterprise Information Management Platforms team, you will work on designing and deploying highly scalable data platforms using NoSQL solutions (Cassandra/Couchbase/MapRDB) to support Mission Critical Applications. 
  • Engineer Data solutions using NoSQL products (e.g. Cassandra/Couchbase/MapRDB) to support large data processing (TB’s/ PB’s) across Enterprise.
  • Play an integral role in building and enhancing the data infrastructure using NoSQL solutions required to support the business portfolio while providing consultation to internal business partners, customers and vendors in assessing data management needs.
  • Create enterprise data services API’s that can support high scale ingestion frameworks.
  • Provide Platform blueprints using next generation data management tools and technical solutions to support Mission Critical Platforms.
  • Communicate the value of NoSQL based solutions and recommendations to non-technical audiences including senior management.
  • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology. communities, and mentor other members of the engineering community.
  • Automate all the things - builds, infrastructure and deployments.
  • Drive standardization to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.
  • Provide level 2 support for core data platform disruptions.


Are you up for the challenge?

  • At least 6+ years of strong engineering experience in building Distributed systems.
  • Preferably a BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline
  • Strong experience with NoSQL Solutions (e.g. Cassandra/Couchbase/MapRDB)
  • Good knowledge of data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques
  • Experience with continuous delivery using Git, Jenkins, Liquibase, jMeter, Terraform etc
  • Expertise in hardware systems architecture, storage solutions, and disaster recovery
  • Experience with OpenStack or other private ‘cloud’ management solutions.
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies (KVM, Kubernetes, Containers ..) 
  • Linux Master Skills
  • Experience and knowledge in networking architecture and security. API and REST based Web services development is a plus
  • Golang experience is a plus
  • Ability to work with team members in multiple geographic locations and time zones.
  • High levels of energy, engagement, and ownership. Positive attitude is an absolute must.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • On-call support experience

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: 19015970
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Aug 23, 2019, 3:18:30 PM