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Senior Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona
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. American Express has embarked on an exciting modernization and transformation journey that is driven by an energetic new team of high performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. In this role, you will contribute to a start-up engineering team which will deliver the next generation, Highly Available, Authorization & Settlement Platform for the mission critical American Express Merchant Transformation Initiative.
 
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:
  • You will be serving as a core member of an engineering team that takes ownership and drives design, development and implementation of software applications
  • You will be writing code and unit tests, working on API specs, automation, and conducting code reviews and testing
  • You will be identifying exciting opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges
  • You will be performing ongoing refactoring of code, utilizing visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts, and delivering continuous improvement
  • You will be 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
  • You will be designing and developing rest based endpoints and consumption of the restful API’s
  • You will be developing deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms
 

Qualifications

Qualifications
  • We are looking for Engineers that have a Bachelor's or Master degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • We are looking for Engineers that have 5+ years of progressively responsible software design, development, testing, and implementation experience
  • We are looking for Engineers that have a passion, and 3+ years of working in a fast-paced Agile SaFe environment.
  • We are looking for Engineers that have experience using CI/CD tool chain automation such as building a Jenkins Pipeline
  • We are looking for Engineers that have experience using Build tools like Maven, Gradle
  • We are looking for Engineers that have experience Container based development (Docker, vagrant, puppet)
  • We are looking for Engineers that have experience using Reactive frameworks RXJava, spring reactor, vert.x to achieve better fault isolation and scalability.
  • We are looking for Engineers that have a that have experience with Spring Framework, Spring MVC
  • We are looking for Engineers that have experience in Micro-Services, and RESTful Design
  • We are looking for Engineers that have experience using NoSQL, preference for Couchbase, and/or Cassandra for high performance and persistence needs.
  • We are looking for Engineers that have a NoSQL experience (Couchbase, Mongo, Cassandra)
  • We are looking for Engineers that have experience in testing automation (JUNIT, mocks, selenium, TEST-NG).
  • We are looking for Engineers that have a 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
Why American Express 
 
Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.

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: 18003011
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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