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American Express Data Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona


“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.”

Are you ready to build the innovative next generation payment network? Do you want to be part of “Fortune 100 Great Places to Work” and make a difference?

American Express is making strategic investments in new card network products and platforms to allow the company to meet its ambitious global growth agenda. Card Network platform is a distributed 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 Global Card Network Platform authorizes and processes all of the company’s customer card transactions.


As a Data Engineer, you will be a responsible to build core features and functions of card transaction systems on distributed platform deployed in hybrid cloud. Data Engineer in American Express is an individual contributor role reporting to Director of Engineering.

  • Design and build distributed data processing and analytical systems.

  • Build of key features of a distributed transaction engine.

  • Build detailed design of subsystems/features with emphasis on performant code.

  • Work along with stakeholders to understand and analyze the requirements.

  • Supporting the SDLC tasks.

  • Build POCs to validate new concepts and new technologies.

  • 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.

  • Lead 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 development teams across different locations.

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


3 years of work experience in software design and implementation using Java or Scala.

  • Experience in design and building Micro services

  • Experience in Continuous integration, Continuous delivery and DevOps Systems.

  • Clear understanding of various design patterns, threading and memory models supported by the language/VM.

  • Experience in designing, implementing and operating any of the NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, Elasticsearch and Couchbase.

  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Create and deliver effective presentations to Senior Leadership.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in distributed messaging system such as Kafka

  • Experience in distributed data processing and analyzing using Spark and Hadoop.

  • Experience in architecting large scale distributed data systems considering scalability, reliability, security, performance, and flexibility.

“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.”

Job: Technology

Primary Location: US-California-Palo Alto

Other Locations: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21011652