DevOps Engineer I (REMOTE OR HYBRID) at American Express

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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.

About The Role

You will be part of a fast-paced team responsible for developing and delivering products and components focused on application security. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs. This role is for a performing DevOps activity in the team which manages high scalable enterprise applications.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Managing Kubernetes cluster
  • RHEL/CentOS administration
  • DevOps automation; Chef, Puppet, and/or Ansible
  • Scripting in shell, bash, python, etc.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Docker; Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience with RHEL/CentOS
  • Experience with DevOps automation; Chef, Puppet, or Ansible
  • Proficient capabilities writing portable scripts in shell, bash, python, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience deploying, managing, and troubleshooting message brokers/queues with at least one of ActiveMQ (Artemis), RabbitMQ; AMQP knowledge is a plus
  • Exposure to NoSQL administration; MongoDB is a plus
  • Experience deploying and managing Elasticsearch; the entire ELK stack is a plus
  • Experience deploying and administering Jenkins/Hudson
  • Exposure to YAML, JSON, Node.js, Go, Ruby, and/or Java is a plus


At the core of Software Engineering Every member of our team must be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business core competencies, including: - Agile Practices - Porting/Software Configuration - Programming Languages and Frameworks - Business Analysis - Analytical Thinking - Business Product Knowledge

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.
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 201 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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