Data Engineer at American Express (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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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.

Focus:

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

Organizational Context:

Member of a database management team or database support team reporting to a Senior Data Engineer, Senior Data Architect, Engineering Director or Director of Technical Delivery.

How will you make an impact in this role?
  • Documents data requirements / data stories and maintains data models to ensure flawless integration into existing data architectures
  • Leads data assets as per the organization standards, guidelines and policies
  • Documents processing requirements inclusive of data and transaction volumes, scalability, security and performance requirements
  • Creates and maintains detailed information about the data being stored in the database
  • Understands the database requirements and translate into physical database design.
  • Follows data placement procedures and re-use of existing databases when possible
  • Builds and enhances database design and infrastructure required to support the Business portfolio
  • Performs database design review and supports database testing
  • Provides production environment support for database systems and processes
  • Communicates and works reciprocally with business and product teams to support changes and implementation
  • Write instructions to guide database operators during production runs
  • Work on assigned database features for ongoing sprints and lead database requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues
  • Partner with delivery architects and engineers to design optional data tier solutions to meet platform objectives and goals
  • Function as an active member if an agile team through consistent development practices (tools, components, and documentation)
  • Seek opportunities to adopt innovative technologies

Range of Impact/Influence:
  • Accountable for team completing work you're leading and work you are doing as agreed upon
  • Accountable to team for delivery of quality work

Education & Experience:

6+ years of software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience such as:
  • Wide breath of engineering experience
  • Validated experience leading teams of engineers
  • Hands-on expertise with application design, software development, and automated testing
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related experience required; advanced degree preferred

High Performance Behaviors:
  • Owns the health and quality of the code across the portfolio
  • Ensure streamlined CI/CD pipeline from the teams
  • Collaborates with leadership across multiple teams to define solution requirements and technical implementation
  • Demonstrate technical expertise to help team members overcome technical problems
  • Solves technical problems outside of day-to-day responsibilities
  • Contributes to the success of many teams achieving their goals
  • Develop team's strategy and prioritize initiatives
  • Assist in retaining and hiring talented team members

Knowledge/Skills:
  • Able to communicate complex data structures and associated components
  • Designs, codes, tests, maintains, and documents applications
  • Lead reviews of colleagues' work
  • Defines test conditions based on the requirements and specifications provided
  • Has in depth understanding of the core tools used in the planning, analyzing, crafting, building, testing, configuring, and maintaining of assigned application(s)
  • Deep understanding of infrastructure, technologies, and components
  • Able to assess and interview team members to identify and develop talent
  • Making impactful changes by influencing leadership and making timely decisions
  • Consistent track record to influence technological growth across teams

Technology Skills You'll Use Every Day:
  • Adaptive Communication
  • Agile Practices
  • Industry and Company Knowledge
  • Organizational Change
  • Technical Acuity
  • Technology Industry Trends

Game Changers:
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration & Partnership
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Courage
  • Curiosity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Servant Leadership
  • Tenacity

Role/Strengths You'll Need:

Technical
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Programming/Software Development
  • Systems Design
  • Testing

Functional
  • Business Analysis
  • Data Management
  • Release and Deployment
  • Systems Development Management
  • User Experience Evaluation and Analysis

Leadership
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Decision-making
  • Executive Presence
  • Influence and Negotiation

Business
  • Business Product Knowledge
  • Problem Solving

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.
More Information on American Express
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 196 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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