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Senior Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Epic Software Engineer wanted to partner with us in a bid to change the game. We am looking for an innovative, experienced, and talented software engineer to help force disruption and accelerate our pace of change. This team is charted to be nimble and creative and has the power to shape American Express technology and its product roadmap for the future.
This Jedi will be helping lead the charge at American Express to modernize an aging enterprise architecture using the latest and greatest in technologies and tools. The team is focused on innovating from the ground up. We are introducing domain specific micro-service based architectures using docker and other container technologies. While what language you speak is less important than your innovative mind-set and flexible brain, Java & GoLang are the current dialects, and "Full-stack" is a philosophical imperative. Do you dream about building a system where a JavaScript client makes a JSON call to a cloud hosted, RESTFul GoLang micro-service connected to a NoSQL database that scales easily because it's been Dockerized? Well if so, you can get paid to do it here.
A successful candidate will want to be part of something that is bigger than small-shop software. Enterprise level software engineering can be sometimes frustrating, but our aim is to also make it incredibly rewarding. We are looking for positive people that want to solve hard problems in interesting ways.
This individual who accept this role will be an expert or "goto" for the architecture, design, and engineering of solutions and components that utilize a newly expanded American Express software landscape. The successful candidate will partner with us in the creation of a new team, its methodologies and best practices, and most importantly, its culture. They will also be responsible for providing core system design, evaluating and proving platform components, and delivering working prototypes and frameworks for delivery teams to build upon. Our goal is to use open source frameworks where applicable to build an industry leading, API-enabled, cloud-native system.


Are you up for the challenge?
  • Preferably a BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline
  • [X]+ 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
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: 18010761
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2018, 2:32:10 PM
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