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American Express Senior Cloud Engineer in Helena, Montana


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 Team Amex, 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. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we champion your meaningful career journey with programs, benefits, and flexibility to back you personally and professionally. Every colleague share in the company’s success.

Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to our customers, communities, and each other every day. And we’ll do it with integrity and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they truly belong.

Join #TeamAmex and let’s lead the way together.

About American Express Cloud Engineering:

American Express Cloud Engineering provides a comprehensive platform that enables business critical applications to have Faster Time-to-Market for American Express. Cloud Engineering offers dynamic rapid code-to-development models and services such as Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, DB-as-a-Service, Analytics-as-a-Service, Messaging-as-a-Service, CICD Pipelines, etc. for application developers in a hybrid cloud environment. Cloud Engineering enables Application developers to write modern scalable cloud native applications.

American Express is embarking on an exciting Hybrid Cloud transformation journey and is in search of an innovative and critical thinking engineers to build our Hybrid Cloud Platform.

About this Role and Responsibilities

This position will report to the Cloud Engineering team.

In this Cloud Engineer role, you will be part of a talented team responsible for building scalable, secure, and highly available Cloud based Services within our Hybrid based platform-as-a-service (PaaS), while also gaining experience and getting exposure to many other open source products as required.

Your primary responsibilities will be to develop technical solutions to enhance the American Express Hybrid Cloud platform, with a focus on building automation for highly scalable cloud services delivery.

  • Collaborate with the rest of the API engineering team, the UI engineering team, quality engineering tam and product management to build scalable high performant quality API and Orchestration solutions.

  • Research and apply recent technology and libraries that enable lean product development.

  • Implement API/Middleware solutions which integrates with NSQL, platforms, partners systems

  • Protect APIs with security integrations like – Okta, SSO, mTLS, HashiCorp Vault etc.

  • Implement the best software practices that produce maintainable code, including usability patterns, code style conformity, integration, unit testing, and code review.

  • Willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software

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

Preferably a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 3 years of experience with any Cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Private Cloud)

  • 6 years of experience in developing REST APIs using Google’s GoLang and/or Java.

  • 6 years of experience with any cloud engineering, CI/CD, Kubernetes, Openshift, Docker etc.

  • Standout colleague. Good communication skills.

  • Deep understanding of REST principle as a provider and consumer.

  • Strong experience with any NSQL databases (CouchBase and ETCD is preferable)

  • Deep understanding of security integrations – Okta, mTLS, SSO, HashiCorop Vault etc.

  • Deep understanding of API Gateways, their functions.

  • Experience with any of the Container Orchestration technologies – Kubernetes, Openshift etc.

  • Deep understanding of CI/CD process and tools like – Git, Docker, Jenkins, Spinnaker, XL Release etc.

  • Successful track record of developing middleware solutions, with a strong focus on code quality, unit testing, integration testing, code quality analysis tools and API (Swagger) documentation.

  • Familiar with agile application development methods. Understanding of QE processes in general.


Salary Range: $110,000.00 to $190,000.00 annually bonus benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

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.

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.

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Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

Job: Technology

Primary Location: United States

Other Locations: US-Arizona-Phoenix, US-California-Palo Alto, US-New York-New York, US-Florida-Sunrise

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22029220