Lead Technical Architect - Real-Time Event Processing

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Don’t just have a great idea, build it. 

At the heart of American Express there are millions of events ingested, analyzed and stored every day. Our enterprise architecture team is looking for a talented software architect, who would go on a journey of designing next generation of solutions for handling growing volumes of streaming data at Amex.


Our team is truly unique within Amex as we drive innovation inside one the largest and most respected fin-tech firms in the world.

Most of your work will be on the bleeding edge of real-time event processing - and we want you to be the best at what you do by providing you an entrepreneur-like environment with a high degree of autonomy.


Let's have a chat if you:

  • had hands-on experience building event-sourcing systems in .Net/Scala/Java/Go/Kotlin and worked on tuning their real-world performance .

  • designed back-end micro-services using reactive stream specifications (e.g. Vert.x Reactive Streams, Akka Streams, etc.) and understand how to control back-pressure inside a service in great detail.

  • have extensive experience with several micro-batch and stream processing frameworks like Spark Streaming/Flink/Storm.  

  • worked with a variety of messaging systems (RabbitMQ, Apache Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, etc) and could navigate yourself between different pub-sub patterns and message delivery guarantees.

  • deployed services in the cloud (Google Cloud, AWS, Azure) and understand container orchestration services (Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker Swarm).

  • like working across product and engineering teams, staying hands-on and leading architectural design in many projects at different stages of maturity.


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:

  • Extensive experience in engineering capacity.
  • Experience in in software architect capacity.
  • Degree in Computer Science/Applied Mathematics or equivalent work experience. 

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 or 00800 83 000038 (free phone, subject to individual carrier charges). For Russia based candidates on 810 800 83 000038.


12 July 2019
Location: United Kingdom Greater London London
Work type:
Full time
Banking and Financial Services
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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