Senior Engineer – Python Full Stack

American Express

Date: Sep 23, 2022
City: Phoenix, AZ
Contract type: Full time
American Express
Job Description:

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 Marketing Technologies provides platforms for quick launch of marketing campaigns.

As a Senior Engineer in American Express Marketing Technologies, you will be part of the team enabling usage of automation using traditional algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. You will partner closely with Product and Business stakeholders to define the future and solve the needs of our users in a scalable and 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.


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 Marketing Technology team reporting to Director of Engineering.


Perform all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications including design, hands-on engineering, developing framework & tooling including prototypes, and code review, mentor engineering peers and own and drive transformation with various technology domains.

Lead Application ownership and work closely with customer needs in defining product and engineering roadmap.

Debug software components and identify code defects for remediation.

Leads the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments.

Strong interpersonal leadership

Lead code reviews (Pull Requests)

Demonstrate increased self-reliance to achieve team goals.

Influence team members with innovative changes and improvements by challenging status quo and demonstrating risk taking.

Be a productivity multiplier for your team by analyzing your workflow and contributing to enable the team to be more effective, productive, and demonstrating faster and stronger results.

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.

Bachelor\'s or master\'s degree in computer science or information technology or relevant work experience in that field.

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

9 + years of software development experience

9 + years of experience with cloud-based software design, building APIs, and automated testing and deployment

9 + years of experience in developing Python, APIs, Django, and solutions

4 + years of experience designing web engineering solutions, using React

4 + years of experience in Data base integration using any industry leading SQL like Postgres or NoSQL based DBs

7 + years of experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases

Experience in owning an application from development, production deployment to maintenance

6 + years of experience in web engineering solution build, automated testing for all necessary iterations and deployment

9 + years of experience in core development / design / architecture

Understanding of parallel processing and distributed systems

Error handling and reporting

Code styling and version control

Database maintenance & management

Development tools (Git, Jira, Bit Bucket, Jenkins, Selenium, Visual Studio, Sublime, etc)

Linux administration

Docker / Rancher

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrable passion and engineering expertise with Kubernetes, integration AI/ML solutions, workflows, python javascript modules, Django

Demonstrable understanding of API design, and security

Excellent understanding of Infrastructure, Virtualization, Containers, Network, Storage, monitoring tools, Logging analytic tools (Splunk, etc.)

Experience with Application Performance Management tools (Splunk, App Dynamics, New Relic, Dynatrace, etc.)

Deep understanding of Agile principles and processes

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.

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