Senior Engineer

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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:
  • Solution Design and Development Performs all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications including:
  • Developing prototypes utilizing visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts.
  • Writing new code and API's.
  • Performs hands-on architecture, design, and development of systems.
  • Functions as a member of an Agile team and helps drive consistent development practices - tools,common components, and documentation.
  • Typically spends 70% + of time writing code and testing, and remainder of time collaborating with stakeholders through ongoing product/platform releases.
  • Performs unit and assembly testing of software components including the design, implementation, evaluation, and execution of unit and assembly tests.
  • Conducts code reviews and builds test automation.
  • Drive Engineering Excellence Principles and track metrics. 
  • Debugs software components, identifies, fixes and verifies remediation of code defects.
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies and simplify Architecture.
  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation.
  • Is prepared to challenge the status quo and drive innovation.
  • Generates creative ideas and solutions.
  • Keeps up-to-date on current research and technology in the industry.
  • Identifies novel approaches for completing work assignments more effectively or efficiently and works within the "established" system to push for "a better way."
  • Reviews, selects and disseminates information regarding key technologies, best practices, and tools to others in the group.
  • Understands technical aspects of one's job and uses appropriate technology for the situation at hand.
  • Tries new approaches when problem solving, seeking ideas, or suggestions from others as appropriate.
  • Seeks continuous improvement by considering solutions that make novel use of existing ideas, approaches, technologies or products.
  • Identifies a number of ways to do things differently that will continuously improve the product.
  • Carries out systematic and rational analysis to identify the root cause of problems.
  • Assesses information from different angles and various sources to discover the root cause of the issue.
  • Works closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products.
  • Works with product owners to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues.



Minimum Qualifications


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.

You’re a talented, creative, and motivated engineer who loves developing powerful, stable, and intuitiveapps – and you’re excited to work with a team of individuals with that same passion. You’ve accumulatedyears of experience, and you’re excited about taking your mastery as Full Stack Engineer to a new level. You’re no stranger to fast-paced environments and agile development methodologies – in fact, you embrace them. With yourstrong analytical skills, your unwavering commitment to quality, your excellent technical skills, and yourcollaborative work ethic, you’ll do great things here at American Express.

  • 12+ years of software development experience, and preferably a BS or MS degreein Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Technical disciplines.
  • As the Senior Engineer on the team, the applicant will need to handle any Technical issues that are beyond the capability of the other members of the team.
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, application design, software development, and testing.
  • Thorough understanding and hands-on Bigdata technologies like Map Reduce, Hive Query Language, Apache Spark Dataframe and Datasets
  • Thorough Understanding and hands on experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, React, Redux, Reducer
  • Experience with Java applications design and development in an Enterprise setting using J2EE,JSON, , Spring JPA, Hibernate, data structure
  • Good understanding of CI/CD processes leveraging Jenkins, XLR and Maven.
  • Good understanding of NoSQL databases like hbase. 
  • Proven track to define Microservices leveraging Rest principles and convert monolithic application to Microservices or Components
  • Good Understanding of Internal and Public cloud technologies. Proven work experience /professional certifications are a plus. 
  • Expertise in objected oriented analysis and design across a variety of platforms.
  • A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software.
  • Ability to proactively support colleagues and collaborates with them to help achieve targets.
  • Proven Recognition of the importance of teamwork to achieve objectives.

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: 21006503
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 5, 2021, 5:31:49 PM