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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.

American Express Global Card Network Platform authorizes and processes all of the company’s customer card transactions. The Card Network platform is the critical back bone for all of American Express card transactions, and is a near real time low latency system that is always available and highly resilient, processing transactions from around the world 24x7, 365 days a year.

American Express is making strategic investments in new card network products and platforms to allow the company to meet its ambitious global growth agenda. American Express is looking for strong leaders and engineers to be part of high energy and efficient teams that will build and support our next generation card network systems.

As a Senior Engineer, you will be a hands-on engineer building highly available and scalable distributed system on the cloud that supports the company's long-term strategy and vision. Your primary responsibility is design and develop our next generation distributed transaction platform supporting Amex card transactions.

Key Initiatives:
  • Card Transaction Engine and Transaction Routing
  • Payment Tokenization and API platform
  • Platform Engineering and Foundational Capabilities of distributed systems
  • High Availability, Resiliency and Performance Engineering on Cloud

Minimum Qualifications


  • You will be responsible for design and building key components of a distributed real-time transaction engine, and payment processing business logic by leveraging these components

  • Contribute to  high level design as well as detailed design of complex subsystems with emphasis in high availability and low latency.

  • Working with developers in day to day activities and helping in review of design, coding and the SDLC tasks.

  • Build POCs to experiment new technologies, databases and other application infrastructure.

  • You will constantly purse and learn industry leading/innovative technologies and solutions. Be acutely aware of enabling technologies and open-source products to build low latency distributed systems.

  • Embrace a culture of innovation and experimentation, engage in fun and outcome-oriented culture, and always be ready to try new concepts without fear of failure.

  • Collaborate with peer technology and product teams across different locations.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


ReqID: 20006549
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2020, 7:42:26 AM