Engineer - Global Commercial Services (GCS) Technology - React/JavaScript/Java

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Job Description

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.


You won’t just shape the world of software.

You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.


Our Software Engineers not only understand how technology works, but how that technology intersects with the people who count on it every day. Today, innovative ideas, insight and new perspectives are at the core of how we create a more powerful, personal and fulfilling experience for all our customers. So if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.


You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground. 


There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:

  • Taking your place as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices
  • Writing code and unit tests, working with API specs and automation
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies
  • Leading a team of engineers that delivers knowledge management solutions to businesses worldwide

This specific role is part of Global Commercial Services Technology. The functionality you will build is a critical part of the digital servicing functionality of the @Work web platform. 

As part of the digital servicing team you will be on the cutting edge by operating as a fully functioning feature team. You will start off working on the card management process, but you could work on features in any area of digital servicing. This gives you an opportunity to learn a broad set of capabilities allowing you to grow in your career without changing roles.

Minimum Qualifications

Are you up for the challenge? 

  • Preferably a BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline
  • 3+ years of software development experience
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges and articulate solutions
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and exploit them to their optimal potential

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

  • Agile Practices
  • Porting/Software Configuration
  • Programming Languages and Frameworks
  • Business Analysis
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Business Product Knowledge 


Additional qualifications needed for this role: 

  • 3+ years of hands-on programming experience in Java or Javascript
  • Strong expertise with HTML/XHTML, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript Frameworks such as AngularJS or React and NodeJS
  • Experience in architecture, infrastructure, applications, systems design and integration
  • Clear understanding of object oriented development
  • Strong development experience with Java 8, Spring framework, REST API's and Linux
  • Prior experience building out enterprise grade platforms that can scale and perform at best in class economics
  • Experience in developing frameworks using Open Source Technologies and promoting code reuse across the enterprise is a plus
  • The ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical individuals
  • Proven track record to lead problem analysis and resolution
  • Hands on expertise in performance optimization of distributed systems

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.


ReqID: 21004942
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2021, 10:34:46 AM