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American Express Engineer - Python in Helena, Montana


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

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 #TeamAmex, 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.

It’s more than protecting systems and data. It’s protecting people. Our Information Security Analysts know that security is a top priority for our business and our partners and customers. Today, as cyber-attacks increase and compliance is more rigorously enforced, we look to them to stay ahead of what’s next and to protect our business and our future. So if you are dedicated to the latest technology and motivating others, secure your career here. You won’t just see the problem coming, you’ll see the solution. New threats to our business, our partners and customers appear on the horizon every day, so no two days are the same. But there are some things you can count on doing:


  • Write effective, scalable code

  • Develop back-end components to improve responsiveness and overall performance

  • Integrate user-facing elements into applications

  • Test and debug programs

  • Improve functionality of existing systems

  • Implement security and data protection solutions

  • Assess and prioritize feature requests

  • Coordinate with internal teams to understand user requirements and provide technical solutions


Do you have what it takes to lead the way in cyber security Engineering?

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.

  • Up to 5 years of software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others in English.

  • Strong Python scripting/programming skills.

  • Minimum 4 year’s experience developing and maintaining APIs.

  • Experience with Git, CI/CD and other development tools

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure and networking in AWS.

  • Ability to provide inputs for system/application and product design.

  • Good understanding of Change Management, Problem Management and Incident Management processes a plus.

  • Knowledge of OWASP Top 10.

  • Knowledge of dynamic web application scanners is a plus, including (but not limited to) OWASP Zed Attack Proxy, Kali Linux, Metasploit, BURP Suite, HP WebInspect, Qualys, or WhiteHat.

  • Demonstrated time management skills and strong work ethic, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.

At the core of Information Security Management.

Every member of our team must be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business core competencies, including:

  • Agile Practices

  • Emerging Technologies

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Business Risk Management

  • Clearly communicates ideas and concepts to others

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Coaching and Mentoring

  • Business Case Development

  • Industry and Company Knowledge

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

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.

Job: Technology

Primary Location: United States

Schedule Full-time


Req ID: 21026668