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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.


Job Description

American Express is looking for energetic, high-performing and highly skilled Senior Engineers to help shape our technology and product roadmap. You will be part of the fast-paced, entrepreneurial Enterprise Personalization and Digital Demand Generation portfolio focused on delivering the next generation global personalization capabilities. This team is responsible for Global Customer Marketing Personalization products which including batch/real-time analytical, machine learning and modeling solutions leveraging transformational technologies, such as Hadoop, Spark, HDFS, MapReduce, Hive, HBase, Pig & Java. This young team has delivered class leading products with many firsts in the organization including the first Member Rewards (MR) Personalization in the enterprise. Today we support 21+ channels and support content across Card, Merchant & MR offers and are expanding rapidly with a focus on building a single Global Customer Marketing Personalization Product with a focus on driving omni-channel experience for our Card members by delivering world-class innovative solutions leveraging best in class Machine Learning techniques, processing TBs of data, to provide highly personalized member journey to drive profitable growth for the organization.


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. Centric to it is Big Data and batch/real-time analytical solutions leveraging transformational technologies (Hadoop, HDFS, MapReduce, Spark, Hive, HBase, Pig, etc.) to deliver innovative solutions across multiple business units (e.g., GIM, EDA, GCP, Loyalty, etc.). So if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.


Position requires a Bachelor's or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related field. Candidates with 5-7 years of experience in data programming and applications systems design and architecture is preferred.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to -

            Develops and tests software, including ongoing refactoring of code, and drives continuous improvement in code structure and quality

            Primary focus is spent writing code, API specs, conducting code reviews and testing in ongoing sprints, or doing proof of concepts/automation tools

            Applies visualization and other techniques to fast track concepts

            Functions as a core member of an Agile team driving user story analysis and elaboration, design and development of software applications, testing and builds automation tools

            Works on a specific platform/product or as part of a dynamic resource pool assigned to projects based on demand and business priority

            Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies & build reusable components

            Ensures timely & effective communication with the reporting manager 

Minimum Qualifications


This high energy Engineer must have:


•            A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience


•            Rich years of software development experience


•            Hands-on expertise with application design, software development, and automated testing


•            Experience collaborating with the business to drive requirements/Agile story analysis


•            Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulate solutions


•            Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems


•            Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation


•            Looks proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities


•            High energy, demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software




Required skills:


•            Strong programming knowledge in Java/Python (Preferred) or C / Java


•            Strong hands-on experience with databases (SQL & no-SQL)


•            Solid understanding of data structures, Algorithms & Design Patters will be a plus


•            Understanding and experience with UNIX / Shell / Perl / Python scripting


•            Strong analytical ability


•            Excellent communication skills




Bonus skills:


•            Experience in:


o            Object-oriented design and coding with variety of languages: Java, J2EE, Big Data Components/ Frameworks (Hadoop, HBase, HDFS, Pig, Hive, Sqoop, Flume, Ozie, Avro, etc.) and other AJAX tools/Framework


o            Database query optimization and indexing


o            Parallel and distributed system


o            Machine learning/data mining


o            Web services design and implementation using REST / SOAP


o            Bug-tracking, source control, and build systems



ReqID: 20003025
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 13, 2020, 5:10:34 AM