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Senior Engineer - Full Stack

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

American Express is embarking on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic team of high performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. We are looking for talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across digital, mobile, and social media. You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world-class card member experiences. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers.


As Senior Software Engineer the successful candidate will play a lead role in the understanding of product owner strategy and collaborate with his/her peers, technology partners, and product owners to translate complex user stories into successful product releases.



  • Serving as a core member of an agile team that leads user story analysis and elaboration, designs and develops software applications
  • Responsible for the applications architecture, work/coordinate with other team’s architect, engineers and vendors as necessary
  • Writing code and unit tests, automation, and conducting code reviews and testing
  • Identifying exciting opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges
  • Performing ongoing refactoring of code, utilizing visualization and other techniques to fast track concepts, and delivering continuous improvement
  • Working with product managers to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues
  • Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Quickly generate and updating proof of concepts for testing and team feedback
  • Embrace emerging standards while promoting best practices 


  • BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering
  • 10 years of Java, Web development work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, application design, software development, and testing
  • Expertise with Java/J2EE, and Spring
  • Expertise with HTML/XHTML, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript Frameworks such as REACT/Redux
  • Expertise with building RESTful APIs
  • Expertise in objected oriented analysis and design across a variety of platforms
  • Thorough understanding of XML, JSON, Web Service technologies, and data structure fundamentals
  • Experience with adaptive and responsive development techniques
  • Aptitude for learning and applying programming concepts
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external business partners
  • Experience with a broad range of software languages and payments technologies is a plus.
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: 18002541
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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