American Express

Data Engineer - Data Services

American Express

June 11, 2021


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.
Millions of customers depend on our databases.
The Database Infrastructure Operation team builds the physical infrastructure required to deploy and support databases. This includes the physical hardware, network configurations, security, DBMS install and configuration, application connectivity and availability of the platforms.
We deploy numerous database systems including Oracle, Cassandra, PostGreSQL, MySQL, MemSQL and others. Cross learning and collaboration is encouraged in our team environment.
This role is responsible for the technical build and deploy of hosted database systems. Perform as an entry level infrastructure DBA relating to initial build, deploy and ongoing maintenance of the DBMS systems. Will be exposed to OS and DBMS configuration, deployment, problem analysis, modifications, implementation, and maintenance of databases and database infrastructure. Will be required to provide production infrastructure support and on call support as it pertains to database systems and availability.
Build a strong infrastructure and a solid career.
The best infrastructure isn’t built in a day or even a year and it’s certainly not built without a team. Here’s just some of what you’ll do:
  • Develop automation tools to improve the time to market and time to repair systems
  • Contribute to the analysis of business, application, and technical infrastructure requirements.
  • Design, build, enhance and integrate the infrastructure required to support various database platforms and our business portfolio
  • Support initiatives that deliver workable end-to-end database infrastructure solutions

Are you up for the challenge?
Strongly prefer Bachelor’s degree or higher in Information Systems, Computer Science, or applicable Software Engineering as it pertains to databases.
Programming or developer skills utilizing Python, Java, or Shell scripting required. Should have a proven understanding of the Linux based operating system and have had some experience, work or school, on database systems.
Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
At the core of Infrastructure Engineering
Every member of our team must be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business core proficiencies, including:
  • Agile Practices
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Programming Languages and Frameworks
  • Programming/Software Development
  • System/Platform Domain Knowledge

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.