Staff Engineer

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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 taken 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. 


American Express is entering into a technology transformation phase driven by opportunities to modernize platforms and adopt new transformational technologies. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, with deep hands-on experience and strategic thinking, in areas of real-time, highly available and highly scalable application development, join our team to help transform the Enterprise Personalization and Digital Demand platforms to the state-of-the-art distributed and cloud native. This individual will architect cutting-edge solutions using latest computing techniques driving proof of concepts with strong hands-on experience.



  • Introduce architectural paradigms and solutions into the portfolio

  • Actively participate/Lead team and enterprise-wide architecture and engineering discussions

  • Support engineers and Directors in rapid development and deployment

  • Perform rapid POCs to experiment and build rails for the engineering team

  • Drive both high level & detailed design and conduct design reviews

  • Engage and work with cross-functional leaders (Engineering, Data Science,Product) to understand and help define architectural strategy, goals within scope of responsibility.

  • Clearly Communicate  strategy /direction and related changes to senior leaders

  • Mentor engineers and solution architects to ensure technology complexities are understood very clearly to implement solutions expeditiously with high quality.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 15+ years of strong hands-on experience in one or more of these systems languages: Java, Python and frameworks (Spring, Vert.x, etc.
  • Experience in Big Data environments (Spark, Hive, Hadoop)

  • Hands-on experience in the some of the following technologies: gRPC, ProtoBuf, JSON, NoSQL (Couchbase, Cassandra) Redis, Consul, Jenkins, OpenShift,Elastic Stack, OpenStack, Kafka

  • Experience with micro-services architectures is required. Specifically, hands-on experience with Docker based technologies, Kubernetes is required.

  • Hands-on experience building highly scalable, large transaction volume cutting-edge systems

  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing large scale infrastructure on-premise or on the cloud (GCP/AWS)

  • Good understanding of Architectural Design patterns & Best practices

  • Understanding of basics of Machine learning and algorithms is a plus.

  • Proven experience debugging and resolving issues with systems components like network and storage.

  • Strong communications, presentation skills, leadership, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Proven collaboration and influencing skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science , Computer Engineering, or related field required; Advanced Degree preferred. 

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: 20002718
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 24, 2020, 9:02:24 PM