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Engineer - Core Java

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.


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 to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges.

Are you up for the challenge?



  •  3+ years strong experience in design and development of Enterprise grade applications using Java, J2EE.

·        2+ years strong experience in :

-        Spring framework (MVC, JDBC, Spring Boot)

-        Data Management Tools (e.g. apache camel)

-        SOA principles, Microservices and RESTful API development

-        RDBMS and NoSQL databases

·        Maven/Gradle, CI/CD tools (Jenkins, GIT and deployment tools), Logging concepts and ELK/Splunk, Junit/TestNG/Spock/Mockito

Preferred :

  • Cassandra
  • Solr
  • Spark
  • Reactive frameworks RXJava, spring reactor, vert.x
  • Concepts in Cloud app development (Openshift/AWS, Docker, vagrant etc)
  • Distributed caches like Redis, In Memory Computing (Ignite/Gridgain)
  • Drools or other Rules management system
  • Skills in test automation (Selenium, Rest Easy, LISA) and testing tools (Jmeter/Gatling)
  • Monitoring and dashboarding tools Graphite or Graphana
  • Message Streaming (Solace, Kafka)


Are you up for the challenge?

  • Preferably a BS or MS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other Technical discipline.
  • 5+ years of Software Development experience.
  • Ability to effectively interpret Technical and Business objectives and challenges and articulate solutions.
  • 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



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: 18007586
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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