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American Express Grace Hopper Celebration 2022 - Data Engineer in Palo Alto, California


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 Team Amex, 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. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we champion your meaningful career journey with programs, benefits, and flexibility to back you personally and professionally. Every colleague shares in the company’s success.

Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to our customers, communities, and each other every day. And, we’ll do it with integrity and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they truly belong.

Join #TeamAmex and let’s lead the way together.

As part of our diverse tech team, you can architect, code and ship software that makes us an essential part of our customers’ digital lives. Here, you can work alongside talented engineers in an open, supportive, inclusive environment where your voice is valued, and you make your own decisions on what tech to use to solve challenging problems. Amex offers a range of opportunities to work with the latest technologies and encourages you to back the broader engineering community through open source. And because we understand the importance of keeping your skills fresh and relevant, we give you dedicated time to invest in your professional development. Find your place in technology on #TeamAmex.

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. Senior Engineer in American Express is an individual contributor role reporting to Director of Engineering.


  • You will be responsible to design and build distributed data processing and analytical systems.

  • Build high level design as well as detailed design of subsystems/features with emphasis on performant code.

  • Build and code features, working with developers in day-to-day activities and helping in code and other SDLC tasks.

  • Build POCs to validate new concepts and new technologies.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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

  • Experience in data processing using Spark.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in distributed data processing and analyzing using Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Spark.

  • Experience in distributed messaging system such as Kafka

  • Experience in building Micro services and Service Mesh is a plus

  • Experience in cloud platforms like Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift are a plus.

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

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

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

  • Able to mentor and provide technical guidance to other engineers.

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


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

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e. 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J), in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

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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Job: Technologies

Primary Location: US-New York-New York

Other Locations: US-Florida-Sunrise, US-Arizona-Phoenix, US-California-Palo Alto

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22027090