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American Express Senior Data Architect 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.

If you build it right, business will grow.

Our Data Architects know that tapping the true value of data takes more than creating a blueprint and following it; it takes a strategic vision and deep experience. It’s the foundation that supports our company, our business partners and our customers. If creating the framework that’s the envy of the business world captures your imagination, build your career here.

The foundation of what you’ll be doing.

The responsibilities are extensive and complex, but here’s a rough outline:

  • Develop Entity-Relationship, Dimensional, Canonical and other Data Models

  • Take charge of data governance, master data management, metadata management and conceptual data modeling

  • Partner with development teams in the data design of complex solutions and ensure that they are in alignment with the data architecture principles, standards, strategies, and target states

  • Functions as leading member of an agile team and helps drive consistent data strategy and data architecture practices related to platform

  • Implement data architecture standards, procedures and policies to ensure consistency across different program and project implementations.

  • Adopting industry leading technologies to support best-in-class business capabilities for high performance computing and data storage solutions

  • Work closely with business and product teams to support changes and implementation


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, EE, EEE, Statistics, Math, Industrial Engineering, Operational Research, Physics, Financial Engineering, or related STEM fields. Advanced degree preferred

  • 5 years of Data Architecture experience in a large complex data ecosystem, domain expertise with high-tech environments

  • Demonstrated ability in Industry 4.0 initiatives and/or other aspects of corporate data management, e.g. Data Governance, Data Security, AI/ML, Data DevOps

  • Current hands-on experience with industry leading data management tools that support setting and driving long term data architecture roadmaps in alignment with corporate strategic objectives

  • Experience with one or more relational SQL and NoSQL databases: PostgreSQL, Couchbase, Redshift, BigQuery, Snowflake, DynamoDB, Neo4J, MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, Oracle, SQL Server etc

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams of Data Engineers and Data Architects

  • Experience with any of the following Data Modeling tools (or similar tools): ER/ Studio, Erwin Data modeler, Oracle SQl Developer Data Modeler, PowerDesigner

  • Experience supporting and working with multiple teams in a dynamic environment

  • Strong analytical skills and algorithmic problem-solving skills

  • Having prior Database Administration experience is a strong plus

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.

Job: Technology

Primary Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21016126