Lead Data Architect

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Job Description



We are looking for a highly motivated Data Engineer (DBA) with deep understanding and experience in maintaining the health and availability of our production Midrange databases. This positon would be joining our global technology’s Database Operations team in American Express, Bangalore.


 The role involves providing 24*7 support of production Midrange databases assuring high availability and responsible for capacity and performance management. The individual will be required to collaborate with numerous partners including Amex development teams, infrastructure support teams and various product and support vendors.


 Key to success will be the ability to lead and direct individual Database Operation team members through technical issues as well as debug, remediate and improve vendor utilities and application data access routines.


 Job Responsibilities:


•Lead a large team, of database engineers,  supporting various DBMS of NO-SQL and Relational.

•Proactively prevent business impacts and disruptions related to database failures


•Drive improvements within platforms and look for opportunities to automate processes:  DevOps

•Work with application development teams to improve data access routines


•Partner with teams to assure introduction of quality database releases and improvements into our production environment

•Provide our partners assistance with Database Design, Database modeling, Database porting, database administration, data warehousing and Application development.


•Participate in technology bridge calls to circumvent unplanned business disruptions

•Participate in internal and external audits


•Assist with upgrades as requested by DB Engineering teams.


Why American Express

Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a huge part of why we regularly win the best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to tackle a challenge and make an impact, American Express is a phenomenal place to launch or grow your career.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Requested Skills & Experience:

•9+ years of experience with DBMS technology - DB2 LUW, Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB, Postgres, MSSQL, and/or Oracle database maintenance and production support.

•Database design knowledge

•Experience with leading production database availability and capacity issues and remediation

•Ability to communicate effectively regarding database issues

Some of the following experience would also be desirable:

•Experience with performance and remediation

•Skill to assist first level support with database recoveries

•Ability to advise application teams on standard methodologies

•Knowledge of Problem and Incident management

ReqID: 19018399
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 9, 2019, 12:32:14 PM