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American Express Data Engineer I 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.

From building next-generation apps and microservices in Kotlin to using AI to help protect our customers from fraud, you could be doing transformational work that brings our iconic, global brand into the future. As a part of our tech team, we could work together to bring ground-breaking and diverse ideas to life that power the digital systems, services, products and platforms that millions of customers around the world depend on. If you love to work with APIs, contribute to open source, or use the latest technologies, we’ll support you with an open environment and learning culture to grow your career.


Designs, develops, solves problems, evaluates, and documents all data components (data architecture, logical and physical data models, data pipeline and database administration) that meet the needs of customer-facing applications, business applications, and/or internal end user applications.

Organizational Context:

Member of a platform/data management team reporting to a Platform Engineer.

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Work closely with our Platforms, Engineering, Technology and Business partners.

  • Communicate regularly with platform users as needed for platform announcements, compliance, user maintenance, and usage maintenance.

  • Measure and report on metrics related to platform usage levels, data ingestion, efficiency, and performance.

  • Write Python, Spark & use other data management tools to manage ETL type pipelines

  • Implement and manage data & platform controls to enable compliance



The candidate should ideally have experience with the following:

  • Demonstrated organization, and planning skills applied in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

  • Knowledge of Platforms such as Hadoop, Big Data

  • Knowledge of Python, Hive, SQL and UNIX knowledge

  • Understanding of data management: how data needs to be organized, accessed, monitored, and controlled

  • Problem solving skills and ability to take independent responsibility of projects.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience in System analysis/technology, big data, data warehousing, business intelligence

  • Understanding of Technology/project management methodologies (E.g. Agile, JIRA and Confluence)

  • A Degree with course related to data, analytics is a big advantage

“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: Customer Infomation Management

Primary Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Other Locations: US-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21011468