Big Data Cloud Migration Engineer

at American Express
Published August 5, 2022
Location Phoenix, AZ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  



You Lead the Way. Weve 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 were 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 whats possible and were 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 is on an exciting journey driven by an upbeat team of high-performers. This group is flexible and creative with the power to shape technology roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative solutions using BigData on Cloud at a rapid pace, join our upbeat and creative team!

You will be part of a fast-paced BigData Infrastructure team responsible for operational excellence on Big Data Cloud defining and implementing SRE capabilities leading into best in class availability, Observability and next generation alerting and monitoring features. You will be challenged with identifying innovative and creative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers.

We are looking for hard-working BigData / Linux Administrator with Cloud expertise to assist with planning and migration of Big Data workloads onto cloud. As an administrator and automation champion on our impactful BigData team you will also be responsible for installing latest and innovative products, build cloud integration capabilities leveraging native cloud and proprietary tooling and also build automation to enhance and improve infrastructure and application productivity. Organizational Context - Member of a SRE team reporting to Director.

Why American Express

Theres a difference between having a job and making a difference.

American Express has been making a difference in peoples lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

Weve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when theyre ready to take on a new career path, were right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.

Dont make a difference without it.

Dont live life without it.


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering is required

  • 6 years of infrastructure administration or automation experience

  • 4 years of scripting experience using Python / shell scripting

  • Be adept in working on Cloud (GCP), Virtualized & highly efficient mid-range Compute, Storage, and Networking systems

  • Understanding and hands on experience of cloud principles and technologies (GCP, Dockerization, Kubernetes, Dataflow, BigQuery, Bigtable, Cloud SQL, Dataproc).

  • Solid understanding of cloud configuration and container management products: Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, Mesos, Istio, Docker, etc.

  • 4 years of infrastructure monitoring experience

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and exploit them to their optimal potential

  • Considerable experience on Hadoop (any Hadoop distribution) cluster installation, management, and administration experience

  • Good understanding of CI/CD process

  • Ability to automate processes using automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Puppet, etc.)

  • Communications-oriented mindset, and a genuine willingness to spend as much time as necessary on careful and thoughtful planning for execution

  • Ability to effectively collaborate within your direct team and across teams

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.

United States Only:

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. Thats 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) and, for medically eligible

  • colleagues, a booster shot, in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

  • Booster eligibility: The CDC has established guidelines for when adults are eligible to receive booster shots depending on when they completed their initial vaccine series (currently five months after the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, and two months after the J&J Vaccine). If you have completed your primary vaccine series but have not yet reached your booster eligibility date, you will be able to come into the office; however, you will need to complete your booster within 30 days of becoming eligible to continue coming in and participating in company-sponsored in-person events.

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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Job: Technology

Primary Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22008203

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