Data Engineer


Website American Express

About the job

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let’s lead the way together.

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 skill fresh and relevant, we give you dedicated time to invest in your professional development. Find your place in technology on #TeamAmex.

Let’s share success.

Global Infrastructure Product Services aims to establish and reinforce a culture of effective metrics, data-driven business processes, architecture simplification, and cost transparency.

A successful Data Analyst knows that delivering on that promise takes foresight, planning and agility. We are seeking Data Analysts who are not only technically adept, but also understand the importance of harnessing the power of data to streamline financial operations, enhance decision-making and improve business outcomes.

This role is focused on developing and maintaining a dynamic technology infrastructure cost allocation model, and requires a blend of technical prowess in SQL and database technologies, understanding of enterprise infrastructure components, and the ability to continuously integrate and improve our financial modeling processes.

Let’s Build On What You Know.

If you are a pioneer in developing robust cost allocation models and infrastructure analysis, you’ll find a fit within our Global Infrastructure Cost Transparency team responsible for establishing consistent on-premises workload attribution, unit economics and business value metrics. By leveraging ApptioOne and TBM Studio, you will ensure that our technology spending is transparent, efficient, and properly aligned with our strategic objectives. Here’s just some of what you’ll do:

  • Architect and refine a robust technology infrastructure cost allocation model using ApptioOne and TBM Studio, with a focus on continuous integration and improvement
  • Extract, transform and load (ETL) data from diverse sources, including general ledger fields and other systems of record into a coherent, actionable format
  • Maintain seamless data links between internal systems and ApptioOne, ensuring high data quality and consistency
  • Work closely with stakeholders across Technology, Finance and business unit portfolio leaders to define data and analysts requirements and incorporate cost drivers, allocation methods, and infrastructure nuances
  • Regularly review and update the cost model to reflect changes in technology infrastructure, business strategy and financial policies
  • Develop SQL queries, scripts and routines to automate data processing and enhance the model’s accuracy and efficiency
  • Generate insightful data visualization and reports to aid in decision-making and demonstrate the cost model’s value to stakeholders
  • Lead training sessions and create comprehensive documentation to empower end users to leverage the cost model effectively
  • Function as an active member of an agile team through consistent development practices (tools, components, and documentation)
  • Find opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • Take part in reviews of individual or team contributions
  • Work on prioritized/assigned features for ongoing sprints
  • Communicate and work reciprocally with business and product teams to support changes and implementation

Are you up for the challenge? Here’s what you should have:

  • Hands-on expertise with distributed (multi-tiered) systems and relational database design, development, troubleshooting and automated testing
  • Demonstrated experience in data visualization with a focus on financial data analysis and cost modeling
  • Advanced proficiency in SQL and familiarity with other relational database technologies
  • Proficiency with industry recognized ETL methods, processes and standards
  • Proficiency with KPI and metric design
  • Thorough understanding of enterprise infrastructure technologies such as Compute, Storage, Network, Mainframe to inform model development and adjustments
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and project management skills, coupled with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of explaining complex data issues in simple terms to a diverse audience
  • Strong proficiency in data manipulation and analysis using programming languages such as Python, R, or Scala
  • Demonstrable experience with data visualization and reporting tools (e.g.: MS SQL Reporting Services, Tableau, Informatica, Cognos, Microstrategy, PowerBI, matplotlib, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance or a related discipline is a plus
  • Deep experience with Apptio One and TBM Studio is highly desirable

Salary Range: $85,000.00 to $150,000.00 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.

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