Software Engineer

American Express
4 - 10 yrs exp
4 - 10 yrs exp
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Looking for energetic, high-performing Engineer to help shape our technology and product roadmap for IBM ICM. You will be part of the fast-paced, entrepreneurial team to deliver innovative solutions on Big Data (Cornerstone) and calculate Payouts for GCS Organization.

  • Owns all technical aspects of software development for ICM
  • Performs hands-on architecture, design, and development of all modules
  • Functions as member of an agile team and helps drive consistent development practices wrt tools, common components, and documentation
  • Develops deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains
  • Writes code and unit tests, works on API specs, automation, and conducts code reviews & testing
  • Performs ongoing refactoring of code, utilizes visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts, and deliver continuous improvement
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • Works closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products
  • Works with product owners to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues.
  • Creating new calculations, reports, and imports; Analyzing issues/defects and providing the solution


Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred. 5+ years of software development experience with proven hands-on experience in IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Management/Hadoop/ HIVE/ NoSQL & SQL Databases

  • Proficient in implementing user level and data level securities within Cognos
  • Experience working with programming concepts
  • Expert in writing SQL and performance tuning SQL.
  • Ability to complete solid unit testing on your own work.
  • Ability to create requirement documents, tech specs, unit test results, estimation documents, road maps, and architecture diagrams.
  • Ability to analyze requirements and direct to an appropriate solution that will fit within a reasonable technical maintainable design.
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Familiar with Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • 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
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About American Express

American Express, a Fortune 100 ranking company, provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes.

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.

American Express is embarking on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high performers. The groups are nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join our transformation team!

You can read more about us on Life at American Express. You can also find out more about what makes American Express a Great Place to Work, here.

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