Engineer II - Bigdata

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Job Description

Why American Express?

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American Express is entering into a technology transformation phase driven by opportunities to modernize legacy platforms, and explore modern software to be on the leading edge of the payments industry. American Express is looking for strong leaders to be part of high performing teams that will build and support our next generation platforms. If you have the talent and passion to drive innovation and deliver at a rapid pace, with deep hands on experience in areas of real-time, highly available, cloud-native application development, join our engineering teams to transform our systems. 
Your primary responsibility is to lead the development of our next generation distributed platform, aligning resources and delivery with business growth and diversification, while significantly improving service quality and cost-effectiveness. We expect the individual to be innovative and energetic with strong communications skills.



Purpose of the Role:


We're seeking an engineer who possesses deep technical and analytical skills and can work as part of an ultra agile team of strong engineers. Our engineers "know" big data and keep up with the latest technologies. They're able to quickly assess a problem and provide good solutions. Other than just technical expertise, they also display good judgement and intuition honed by learning from past experience.


This position suits someone who possesses strong technical fundamentals, can take the initiative to research and determine the right solution for non trivial requirements and quickly implement proof of concept. The candidate should be able to study and possibly extend open source code of various projects.




Contribute in an agile team. Contribute to the release of new features on the platform by working with the product and technical leadership.


    Help formulate and enforce best practices, ensure great test coverage for all projects.


    Incorporate DevOps practices in day to day work. Ensure Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for all the projects owned by your team.


    Work on proof of concepts on new tools and technologies to assess their feasibility for the Amex big data platform.


    Support and help deliver critical initiatives that rely on the Amex Enterprise Big Data Warehouse.


    Design, gather and present quality metrics to quantify the benefit of all the changes on the platform.




Critical Factors to Success:


•            Agile Practices


•            Porting/Software Configuration


•            Programming Languages and Frameworks


•            Business Analysis


•            Analytical Thinking


•         Business Product Knowledge




Past Experience:


3+ years of software development experience in: Spark, Scala, Hive,SQLand Unix.


•   2+ years of Linux Experience. Ideally you have contributed to Open Source projects


Academic Background:


Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred.


Functional Skills/Capabilities:


Similar to "Responsibilities section"


Technical Skills/Capabilities:


Good understanding of big data technologies such as Mapreduce, YARN, Zookeeper. Preferably, with some real world experience.


•   Good understanding of any of ETL tools, Preferably Datastage.


•   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 At the core of Software Engineering.




Knowledge of Platforms:


Behavioral Skills/Capabilities:


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: 19017133
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2019, 6:55:07 AM