“You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible - and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.”

You won’t just shape the world of software.

You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.

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. So if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.

You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground.

There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:

  • Taking your place as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices.
  • Writing code and unit tests, working with API specs and automation.
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies.
  • Leading a team of engineers that delivers knowledge management solutions to businesses worldwide.

Software Development

  • Perform technical aspects of software development for assigned applications including design, developing prototypes, coding assignments and working with API specs and automation.
  • Function as a Leader on an Agile team by contributing to software builds through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation).
  • Leading a team of Engineers that delivers knowledge management solutions to Finance Data Management and Finance Data Governance.
  • Debug software components and identify code defects for remediation.
  • Leads the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments.
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies.
  • Empower teams to automate deployments in test or production environments.
  • Empower teams to automatically scale applications based on demand projections.


  • Takes accountability for the success of the team achieving their goals.
  • Drives the team’s strategy and prioritizes initiatives.
  • Be a productivity multiplier for your team by analyzing your work flow and contributing to enable the team to be more effective, productive, and demonstrating faster and stronger results.
  • 8+ years of Software Development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience.
  • 4+ years of experience in Big Data technologies.
  • Expertise with Application Design, Software Development and Automated Testing.
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems.
  • Data Governance Exposure and experience which includes MANTA, Collibra.
  • Understanding of Data Quality rules and have done one implementation experience.
  • Prior Experience of developing & consuming Rest API is essential.
  • Strong programming knowledge in Java/Python.
  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with Agile(Scrum), Rally, Jira, Confluence.
  • Cloud platform migration experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulate solutions.
  • Strong programming knowledge in Java/Python.
  • Experience working on any Hadoop distribution, such as Mapr, Cloudera, Hortonworks and have at least coded in Hive, Java M/R, Spark, SQL & No SQL databases for 2 years or more, will be an added advantage.
  • Solid understanding of data structures, Algorithms & Design Patterns will be an added advantage.
  • Strong experience with UNIX / Shell / Python scripting.
  • Familiar with Agile or other rapid application development methods.
  • Implementation or working experience of Continuous Integration and Continues Delivery using tools and automation capabilities such as JUnit, Mocking, TestNG, Jenkins, Git, Stash and Jira.
  • Experience/Knowledge of Cloud technologies (AWS, GCP, etc) will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team-player with ability to work with global team.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

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Senior Engineer - Big Data