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Senior 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. 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! Epic Software Engineer wanted to partner with the Loyalty Technology team in a bid to change the game.

 

We are looking for:

  • An innovative, experienced, and talented software engineer to help force disruption in an outdated software environment and accelerate its pace of change.
  • 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.
  • Our 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 is the current dialect, 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 Java 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. You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world-class card member experiences. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers. 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.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • This role will be an expert or "goto guy" for the architecture, design, and engineering of solutions and components that span a newly expanded American Express software landscape.
  • The successful candidate will partner in the creation of a new culture at Amex.

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. These components are required to have a high performance service interface (REST API) capable of scaling to extremely high transaction rates. This will require developing highly scalable components in a distributed environment. Our goal is to use open source frameworks where applicable to build an industry leading, API-enabled system.   

Qualifications

This high energy Senior Engineer is expected to have:
  • 7+ years of software engineering experience
  • Demonstrated experience in large scale data transformation and messaging platform such as Kafka. 
  • Substantial experience with Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Experience with Atlassian software development and collaboration tools (Bitbucket JIRA, Confluence, etc.), a plus
  • Experience with Git a plus
  • A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software
  • Ability to effectively communicate to internal and external business partners on solution design
  • Knowledge of payments industry is a plus
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
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: 18013368
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2018, 9:41:14 AM
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