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Senior Software Engineer

New York, New York
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

American Express is embarking on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high performers. International Digital Acquisition is a core business process within American Express Technologies, which is accountable for delivery of online card acquisition journeys supporting the International Consumer Card business. The capabilities within the International Digital Acquisition platform encompass responsively designed web applications, B2B service integrations, and agent-assisted mobile capabilities supporting customer applications for credit/charge card products. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join our transformation team!
You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world class experiences. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concepts to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers. As a  Sr. Engineer II the successful candidate will play a key 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. 
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Serving as a core member of an agile team that drives user story analysis and elaboration, designs and develops software applications, and builds automation tools for testing
  • Owning all technical aspects of software development (architecture, design, and development of systems) for assigned applications.
  • Deliver code in an agile team environment.
  • Performing hands-on software and strategy development, typically spending about 80% of time actually writing code, doing proof of concepts, conducting code reviews and testing in ongoing sprints.
  • Driving consistent development practices - tools and common components
  • Developing deep understanding of integrations with other systems and platforms within the supported domains.
  • Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Embrace emerging standards while promoting best practices in order to push the limits of what a browser can do.
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • This “rebel with a cause” looks beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities


This high energy Sr. Engineer must have:

  • 10+ years of software development experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, application design, software development, and testing
  • Hands on development experience in Node.js.
  • A solid experience building applications on top of RESTful API.
  • Hands on development experience in React and Redux
  • Experience with web frontend technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Webpack, LESS, Bootstrap, and jQuery/Dojo/YUI.
  • Experience with JavaScript templating engine (Dust, Mustache etc).
  • Experience with continuous integration and various testing frameworks (karma, Jasmine, Mocha, Chai, TestNG, Selenium, SOAP UI, Jenkins.
  • Solid knowledge of algorithms, design patterns, and componentization approaches.
  • Experience with cross-browser, cross-platform, and design constraints on the web.
  • Proven problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong desire to learn, push the envelope, and share knowledge with other.
  • Experience working on or with open-source projects is a big plus.
  • Good communication and team building skills

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: 18005235
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2018, 8:09:19 AM
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