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Engineer I - Java, Hadoop, Big Data

Florida, US; Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; New York, New York
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

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

Designs, develops, troubleshoots, debugs, evaluates, modifies, deploys, and documents software and systems that meet the needs of customer-facing applications, business applications, and/or internal end user applications.

Organizational Context
Member of a product engineering or delivery and integration team reporting to a Senior Engineer, Engineering Director or Director Product Delivery & Integration.

Key Responsibilities Software Development
• Entry level ability in software development, such coding assignments
• Function as member of an agile team by contributing to software builds through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation)
• Participate in code reviews and automated testing
• Debug basic software components and identify code defects for remediation
• Enable the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments
• Automate deployments in test or production environments
• Automatically scale applications based on demand projections Leadership
• Demonstrate increased self-reliance to achieve team goals
• Influence team members with innovative changes and improvements by challenging status quo and demonstrating risk taking

Scope of Impact/Influence
• Accountable to team for completing assigned tasks and deliverables as agreed upon
• Accountable to team for delivery of quality work


Education & Experience

Up to 6 years of software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience such as:

• Familiar with Agile or other rapid application development methods

• Experience with design and coding across one or more platforms and languages as appropriate

• Hands-on expertise with application design, software development and automated testing

• Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases

• Demonstrated experience with object-oriented design and coding with variety of languages

• Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related experience required; advanced degree preferred

High-performing Behaviors

• Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies to enable business capabilities

• Keeps up-to-date on current research and technology in the industry

• Recognizes the importance of teamwork to achieve objectives

• Clearly communicates ideas and concepts to others

• Identifies opportunities within projects and acts on own initiative without being prompted, including making appropriate decisions as necessary

• Provides feedback to team members in code reviews

• Influences team members with innovative changes and continuous improvements

• Mentors and guides junior team members to success within the team


• Able to understand and leverage complex data structures and associated components

• Designs, codes, tests, maintains, and documents applications

• Lead reviews of colleagues' work

• Defines test conditions based on the requirements and specifications provided

• Has mastery of the core tools used in the planning, analyzing, designing, building, testing, configuring, and maintaining of assigned application(s)

• Mastery of infrastructure technologies and components

Technology Core Competencies

• Adaptive Communication

• Agile Practices

• Industry and Company Knowledge

• Organizational Change Management

• Technical Acumen

• Technology Industry Trends

-Game Changers

• Adaptability

• Collaboration & Teamwork

• Continuous Improvement

• Courage

• Curiosity

• Ingenuity

• Servant Leadership

• Tenacity

Role Core Competencies


• Emerging Technologies

• Programming/Software Development

• Systems Design

• Testing


• Business Analysis

• Data Management

• Release and Deployment

• Systems Development Management

• User Experience Evaluation and Analysis


• Analytical Thinking

• Building High Performance Teams

• Coaching and Mentoring

• Decision Making

• Executive Presence

• Influence and Negotiation


• Business Product Knowledge

• Problem Solving 

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

ReqID: 18002400
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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