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Posted:
1/29/2016
Job Category:
Software Development
Junior Engineer - Big Data
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American Express | Phoenix, AZ
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Job Description

American Express is looking for energetic, high-performing engineers to help shape our technology and product roadmap. You will be part of the fast-paced, entrepreneurial team, as a part of Credit Risk - Big Data Capabilities that enables Big Data and batch/ real-time analytical solutions leveraging transformational technologies (Java, Hadoop, MapReduce, HDFS, Hive, HBase, Pig etc) to deliver innovative solutions across multiple Business Units (e.g: RIM, GNICS, OPEN, CS, EG, etc) Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field (or equivalent work experience) required. 1+ years of experience in data programming and applications systems design and architecture is preferred but not required.

Develops and tests software, including ongoing refactoring of code & drives continuous improvement in code structure & quality

Primary focus is spent writing code, API specs, conducting code reviews & testing in ongoing sprints or doing proof of concepts/automation tools

Applies visualization and other techniques to fast track concepts

Functions as a core member of an Agile team driving User story analysis & elaboration, design and development of software applications, testing & builds automation tools

Works on a specific platform/product or as part of a dynamic resource pool assigned to projects based on demand and business priority

Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies

Embodies "rebel with a cause" mentality by looking beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
Qualifications This high energy Engineer must have:

A BS degree in computer science, computer engineering, other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
Hands-on expertise with application design, software development and automated testing
Experience collaborating with the business to drive requirements / agile story analysis
Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulate solutions
Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems
Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation
Looks proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
High energy, demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software
Required Skills:
Strong programming knowledge in C++ / Java
Solid understanding of data structures & common algorithms
Knowledge of RDBMS concepts and experience with SQL
Understanding and experience with UNIX / Shell / Perl / Python scripting Bonus skills: Experience in:
Object-oriented design and coding with variety of languages Java, J2EE, Big Data Components/ Frameworks (Hadoop, HBase, HDFS, Pig, Hive, Sqoop, Flume, Ozie, Avro etc) and other AJAX tools/ Frameworks.
Database query optimization and indexing
Parallel and Distributed Systems
Machine learning / data mining
Web services design and implementation using REST / SOAP
Bug-tracking, source control and build systems

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, or any other status protected by law.

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ReqID: 16001323

About American Express

First Data Corporation (FDC) operates electronic commerce, payment services and customer account management businesses. FDC has four main business segments: First Data Commercial Services Segment, First Data Financial Institution Services Segment, First Data International Segment and Integrated Payment Systems Segment, and a fifth segment, known as All Other and Corporate. In January 2007, FDC acquired Size Technologies, Inc., and in February 2007, it acquired the assets of Datawire Communication Networks Inc. During the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company acquired Argencard, S.A., Peace Software, Gesellschaft fur Zahlungssysteme and ClearCheck, Inc. On September 29, 2006, FDC completed the spin-off of Western Union. In 2006, the Company sold its subsidiary, Taxware to Automatic Data Processing, Inc. In August 2007, FDC acquired POLCARD SA. In September 2007, the Company was acquired by affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR).