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Senior Java Engineer

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.


Each day, we make it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services, enabling them to do and achieve more.


We’re committed to becoming the world’s most respected service brand and daily deliver extraordinary service to our customers, constantly reinventing our ways of working to ensure we offer rich rewards that redefine expectations for our clients and ourselves.


A vacancy exists for a strong Java developer within the Business Travel Account team in American Express, Burgess Hill. Global Corporate Payments is a critical and growing part of the American Express business. The team you’ll be joining is responsible for the Technology supporting our Business Travel Account; a global, market-leading centralized billing product. We count some of the world’s most profitable and influential companies amongst our customers and it’s our technical foundations that continue to drive our success.


The successful candidate will join an existing agile development team building an exciting transformation financial platform involving both green-field and brown-field development.


The team is in need of further experience in the Java discipline - particularly at scale - and the codebase growing quickly so this position suits someone who can hit the ground running, form good working relationships quickly and also add value by introducing best practice design and techniques learned elsewhere.


The successful candidate will join an established scrum team, and contribute as a senior member of the development team.


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:
  • Experience as a Java programmer and technical leadership / management
  • Previous experience working on green-field applications; confident self-starter
  • Good knowledge of  Spring, Junit and Oracle DB SQL.
  • Highly desirable: BDD, TDD
  • UI development experience a plus, i.e. JavaScript, Angular

We place great importance on doing what is right, what is best and what is innovative. And we continue seeking people to champion these values and beliefs as we grow. The world’s a big place, filled with big ideas and amazing people. And we want the best of them here at American Express. We’re interested in where you came from, but we’re even more excited about where you will go with American Express.


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 or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

ReqID: 17013972
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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