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Senior UI Engineer - Enterprise Cloud Platform

Palo Alto, California
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
  • Leading a team of engineers that delivers knowledge management solutions to businesses worldwide

About American Express Enterprise Cloud Platform (eCP):

American Express Enterprise Cloud platform (eCP) provides comprehensive platform that enables business critical applications to have Faster Time-to-Market for American Express. eCP offers fast-paced rapid code-to-development models and services such as Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, DB-as-a-Service, Analytics-as-a-Service, Messaging-as-a-Service, CICD Pipelines, etc. for application developers in a hybrid cloud environment. eCP enables Application developers to write modern scalable cloud native applications.



  • Collaborate with the rest of the UI team, the backend engineering team, and product management to build a highly engaging UI that exceeds user expectations. 
  • Work closely with product owners on feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products.
  • Develop deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms, such as single sign-on and API integrations.
  • Research and apply recent UI technology and libraries that enable lean product development.
  • Implement the best software practices that produce maintainable code, including usability patterns, code style conformity, integration, testing, and code review



  • Preferably a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience in front-end development.
  • Team player. Good communication skills.
  • Deep understanding of object-oriented JavaScript.
  • Strong HTML, CSS, JSON, React.js, Angular.js, JQuery, Bootstrap and Node.js framework skills.
  • Strong REST API design/ integrate skills.
  • Understanding of CSS preprocessing languages.
  • Successful track record of developing advanced user interfaces. Experience writing web applications and Dashboards for visualizing rich data.
  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation.
  • Familiar with agile application development methods. Understanding of QE processes in general.
  • Experience with related tools and processes: Git, Code Integration, Code Reviews.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software. 
  • 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
  • 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.

Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws, American Express may provide visa sponsorship for certain positions.

ReqID: 18014430
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2018, 12:40:59 AM
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