Senior Engineer- Cloud Solutions (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.

American Express Enterprise Cloud platform (eCP) provides a platform that enables business applications to have Faster Time-to-Market for American Express.

eCP offers dynamic rapid code-to-development models and services such as Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, DB-as-a-Service, Analytics-as-a-Service, Messaging-as-a-Service, CICD Pipelines, etc. for application developers in a hybrid cloud environment. eCP enables Application developers to write modern scalable cloud native applications.

As a Senior Engineer in the American Express Cloud Solutions Engineering team, you will be part of Cloud migration and migration tool development projects whilst playing a key role in the enablement of solutions that power cloud native application patterns across American Express Technologies. You will partner closely with applications teams across the company to understand business critical, customer facing capabilities and provide first class cloud solutions that seek to tackle these challenges in a scalable, reusable manner.

You won't just shape the world of software. You'll shape the world of life, work and play. Our Software Engineers not only understand how technology works, but how that technology intersects with the people who count on it every day. Today, innovative ideas, insight and new perspectives are at the core of how we create a more powerful, personal and fulfilling experience for all our customers. So if you're interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further. You won't just keep up, you'll break new ground. There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here's just some of what you'll be doing: - Taking your place as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices - Writing code and unit tests, working with API specs and automation - Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies.

Focus:

Designs, develops, solves problems, debugs, evaluates, modifies, deploys, and documents software and systems that meet the needs of customer-facing applications, business applications, and/or internal end user applications.

Organizational Context:

Member of a Cloud Solution Engineering team reporting to VP of cloud solution engineering. How will you make an impact in this role?

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

Platform Engineering and Development
  • Contribute to Designing and Building Hybrid Cloud Platform components.
  • Contribute in POC and testing of new technologies.
  • Product documentation and bug fixes.
  • Function as member of an agile team by contributing to software builds through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation)
  • Participate in code reviews and automated testing
  • Debug basic software components and identify code defects for remediation
  • Enable the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments
  • Automate deployments in test or production environments
  • Automatically scale applications based on demand projections
  • Contribute to several large projects in the hybrid cloud owning all technical aspects of software development, focused cloud platform enablement.
  • Performs hands-on architecture, design and development of Cloud APIs.
  • Understand systems and architectures to quickly identify potential problems.
  • Assists in implementing solutions for cloud platform enablement. - Sees opportunities to adopt innovative technologies.
  • Provides continuous support for ongoing application availability.
  • Taking your place as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices
  • Using cutting-edge technologies to implement a hybrid cloud platform as a service.
  • Understand the current implementation of the cloud platform and look for improvements to the platform and dependencies.


Leadership
  • Demonstrate increased self-reliance to achieve team goals
  • Influence team members with creative changes and improvements by challenging the status quo and demonstrating risk taking


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:
  • 9 + years of software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience such as:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong development experience in any one of the programming languages - Java, JavaScript, Python, Go
  • Knowledge of modern datastores like Redis, Couchbase, Cassandra & PostgreSQL
  • Experience in system design of several high availability and low latency applications.
  • Knowledge in cloud native application patterns and tools, micro services architectures, application migrations to any cloud platform
  • Experience of Ansible, Ruby/ Python and shell scripting.
  • Experience with Container & Orchestration Technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes/ OpenShift, Envoy and control plane
  • Exposure and fair understanding of Service Mesh products/frameworks like Envoy/ Istio.
  • Fair understanding of Kubernetes operator, multi container.
  • 2+ years of Linux Experience.
  • Understanding or exposure of Logging and Monitoring tools such as Prometheus, Splunk, ELK, Dynatrace, or AppDynamics.


High Performance Behaviors:
  • Recognizes opportunities to adopt innovative technologies to enable business capabilities
  • Keeps up to date on current research and technology in the industry
  • Recognizes the importance of collaboration to achieve objectives
  • Clearly communicates ideas and concepts to others
  • Finds opportunities within projects and acts on own initiative without being prompted, including making appropriate decisions as vital
  • Provides feedback to team members in code reviews
  • Drive creative changes & continuous improvements
  • Mentors and guides junior team members to success within the team
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges and articulate solutions
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and exploit them to their optimal potential


At the core of Software Engineering, every member of our team should be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business skills you'll use every day, 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 240 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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