Data Engineer - Agile (REMOTE OR HYBRID) at American Express (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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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.

Our Data Engineers know that security is a top priority for our business and our partners and customers. Today, as cyber-attacks increase and compliance is more rigorously enforced, we look to them to stay ahead of what's next and to protect our business and our future. So if you are dedicated to the latest technology and motivating others, secure your career here.

You won't just see the problem coming, you'll see the solution.

As a Data Engineer in the Identity and Access Management Program, you will contribute to crafting, developing, trouble shooting, debugging, evaluating, modifying, and documenting data components that support the ongoing data-mining needs of the Identity and Access Management Program.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Reviews data requirements / data stories and corresponding data sources and data architecture.
  • Documents data requirements / data stories and maintains data models into existing data architectures.
  • Supports management of data assets as per the enterprise standards, guidelines and policies.
  • Reviews and understands the processing requirements inclusive of data and transaction volumes, scalability, security and performance requirements.
  • Assists in building and improving the database design and infrastructure required to support the Business portfolio.
  • Provides production environment support for database systems and processes.
  • Communicates and works closely with business and product teams to support changes and implementation.
  • Finds opportunities to adopt innovative technologies.
  • Takes part in reviews of own work or with colleagues.
  • Work on prioritized/assigned features.

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.

Up to 2 years of software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience such as:
  • Understanding of Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Exposure to design and development across one or more database management systems (e.g. IMS, DB2 zOS, Oracle, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Netezza (PDA/DB2AA)) as appropriate.
  • Exposure to methods relating to application and database design, development and automated testing.
  • Understanding of Big data / NOSQL design and development with variety of data stores (document, column family, graph, etc).
  • Good understanding and Technical knowledge of DBMS products and ecosystem - e.g. storage formats, access algorithms, data management processes, administration, data maintenance, replication, high availability, encryption, etc."
  • General knowledge of distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational & non-relational databases.
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related field required; advanced degree preferred.


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.

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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American Express operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in New York, NY and New York, NY. American Express was founded in 2022. It has 73317 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 203 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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