Senior Data Engineer - Transaction Data Platform (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.

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.

Are you ready to build the innovative next generation payment network? Do you want to be part of "Fortune 100 Great Places to Work" and make a difference?

American Express is making strategic investments in new card network products and platforms to allow the company to meet its ambitious global growth agenda. Card Network platform is a distributed near real time low latency system that is always available and highly resilient, processing transactions from around the world 24x7, 365 days a year. American Express Global Card Network Platform authorizes and processes all of the company's customer card transactions.

Network Transaction Data team is responsible for managing and processing all credit card and non-credit card transaction data. Our team's mission is to provide a platform, and tools to ingest, search, process and distribute Auth, Clearing, Pricing, Settlement, and Payment's data. This team aims to promote market agility and improve customer satisfaction. The platform encompasses ingesting various transaction data through pipeline and stores the data in data lake. The data would be processed for authorization, clearing and settlement activities. The data is further distributed to partners and other internal teams through reports and APIs. Team also builds many frameworks on the data processing and distribution which is used across the organization.

Currently, the Company requires that colleagues, effective March 1, must have received a booster shot against COVID-19 in order to work in or visit any of our US offices, subject to legally required accommodations. If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to visit our offices.


As a Sr. 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.
  • You will be responsible for end-to-end design and build of key features of a distributed transaction engine.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years of work experience in software design and implementation using Java or Scala.
  • Experience in data processing using Spark.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and operating any of the NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, Elasticsearch.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills. Create and deliver effective presentations to Senior Leadership.

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.

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 229 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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