Mainframe Engineer

| 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.

Engineers that join our team will be part of a fast paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world class internally developed and vendor-based solutions. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our business partners. The Engineer Mainframe will be responsible for Requirements analysis, Coding, Testing & implementation within Payroll technology portfolio. The role requires expertise in working with a team of talented engineers, architects, and third-party vendors to deliver world class capabilities for American Express.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Owns all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications.
  • Performs hands-on architecture, design, and development of systems
  • Collaborates with other engineers, senior engineers, architects, and others through ongoing sprints
  • Functions as an active member of an agile team and helps drive consistent development practices - tools and common components
  • Develops deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains
  • Works closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products
  • Typically spends 60-70% of time on requirement analysis, writing code and testing, working with other technology teams like SFT, IIQ/IAM, SSO, GTOS, 3rd party vendor partner teams and remainder of time working with stakeholders through ongoing product/platform release sprints
  • Provides level 2 support along with Production Support Team (GTOS) for payroll platforms.
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • This "rebel with a cause" looks beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
  • 5+ years of software development experience. Payroll platform domain knowledge is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams of engineers
  • Demonstrated experience with Mainframe - JCL, COBOL, DB2, CICS
  • Stored Procedures in the Mainframe environment is a must.
  • Experience with MQ, SFT, Java, and Python is a plus.
  • Experience with web services, REST APIs and Open API development, as well as SOA concepts is a plus.
  • Experience with Mainframe tools such as File/Aid, Strobe, Xpediter, JHS, Control/M is a must.
  • Expertise in Microsoft office products like: Word, Excel, Power Point and Visio etc. is a must
  • Experience with Mainframe CICD such as Rational Suite or ISPW is a must.
  • Advanced experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Ability to effectively communicate across third parties, technical, and business product managers on solution design
  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems
  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software

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.
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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 249 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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