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American Express Senior Data Engineer in West Sussex, United Kingdom

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At American Express, we love data - it powers our insight into our customers' needs and maximizes value for our shareholders. We're looking for an exceptional Senior Database Engineer to design and develop cutting edge database solutions, ensuring that we have the right data, in the right place, at the right time. American Express is modernizing at pace, and you will be at the heart of a growing team of data management professionals focused on providing world-class data management solutions that underpin this transformation. You will get to partner closely with talented Product Owners, Architects, and Engineers to define, and execute, the vision and roadmap for some of our most critical platforms and products.

One day, you might be solving problems for high-volume OLTP microservices; the next day, for analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence engines. You will be looking for opportunities to apply your deep knowledge and experience of designing high-performance solutions, producing the right solution for the task at hand.

No two days are the same, but the Senior Database Engineer's responsibilities can include:

  • Setting out the database technology strategy for your portfolio

  • Researching and adopting new, disruptive DBMS technologies - finding the right tool for the right job

  • Partnering with Software Engineers to solve application use cases

  • Designing and building physical database schemas (relational DDL, documents, graphs, etc.) and optimizing databases for speed, scalability and availability

    Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Required skills:

  • Significant experience in developing and supporting large-scale, mission-critical databases

  • Experience of developing DB solutions for complex transformational programmes

  • Knowledge of Relational and NOSQL database technologies

  • Expert in configuration, development, and administration of large, mission-critical database environment

  • Deep knowledge of at least one of the following RDBMS technologies: Oracle (11g/12c), PostgreSQL EDB (9.0/10.0)

  • PLUS At least one of the following NOSQL DBMS technologies: Cassandra, Couchbase, Neo4J, MongoDB, MAPR-DB, Hbase

  • Strong interpersonal skills (leadership, facilitation, stakeholder management, and presentation)

  • Knowledge of software/application architectures, in particular microservices

  • Knowledge of data processing paradigms such as ETL, ELT, replication

  • Experience in working with contemporary project and design methodologies (Agile/Scrum/Kanban, Domain-Driven Design)

    Why American Express?

    There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.

    American Express has been making a difference in people’s 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.

    We’ve 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 they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re 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.

    Don’t make a difference without it.

    Don’t live life without it.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme

  • Defined contribution pension plan

  • Dental scheme

  • Virtual GP

  • Life assurance

  • Income protection

  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days

  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option

  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans

  • Employee Discount Portal

  • Back up childcare/adultcare

  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on recruitment.support.uk@aexp.com or00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

Job Technology

Title: Senior Data Engineer

Location: United Kingdom-West Sussex-Burgess Hill

Other Locations: United Kingdom-West Sussex-Burgess Hill

Requisition ID: 19006964