American Express Careers


Phoenix, Arizona
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. 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 payment 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 Card member experiences across multiple channels, including web service integration, java services, APIs. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Owns all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications; Performs hands-on architecture, design, and development of systems
  •  Requirements gathering, analysis, design and development of integration solutions and APIs.
  •  Communicating to stakeholders and business partners on the solution and the implementation aspects at the technical and/or functional level appropriate for the situation
  •  Ability to work closely with technical architects and architecture governance technical team for solution development and design reviews.
  • Functions as a senior member of an agile team and helps drive consistent development practices – tools and common components
  • Develops deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains
  • Works closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products
  • Typically spends 30-50% of time writing code and testing, and remainder of time managing team and stakeholders through ongoing product/platform release sprints
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • This “rebel with a cause” looks beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
 Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.


  • This high energy Engineer must have:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or Information technology discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred
  • 6+ years of software development experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams of engineers
  • Demonstrated experience with Service Development in Bigdata ecosystem such as MAPR DB, Cornerstone, H-Base, Tableau, Hive, SOAP UI, Eclipse, Java, Java Script.
  • Experience with MQ, IMS Connect, JDBC/ODBC.
  • Experience with Mainframe programming including COBOL, CICS, DB2, IMS, DFSORT, Easytreive, REXX/Clist. 
  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems
  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software
  • Advanced experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Ability to effectively communicate across third parties, technical, and business product managers on solution design
  • Experience with Credit card processing, Account Receivables system is a plus

ReqID: 18011623
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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