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Senior Engineer - Robotic Automation Lead

New York, New York; United States
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

If you are passionate about the power of new technology, come join the automation team.  We will be applying  Robotic Process Automation (RPA),  Optical Character Recognition (OCR),  Natural Language  Processing (NLP),  Machine Learning (ML) , Business Process Management (BPM), and other innovative technology across the American Express enterprise.  You will learn an enormous range of technology and see it applied across the company.American Express has an enormous opportunity to leverage new and disruptive technologies with an enterprise focus on automation. Come own the efforts of a new team defining and building a platform for robotic process automation enabling the adoption and proper application of technologies like machine learning, optical character recognition, natural language processing, and overall business process management. RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and BPM are the next evolution of the microservice  architecture.  The team is empowered to shape our technology and product roadmap. Bring your talent and desire to deliver innovative capabilities across an organization which is ripe with opportunity. You should be familiar with modern software development methodologies and be able to dive deep and rapidly iterate on ideas despite ambiguity.

The business opportunity is real and will translate to development of the right leader’s personal skills, career path, and provide wide visibility across multiple American Express business units.  Depending on your career path, the role may grow into a technical leader (staff engineer) or transition into an engineering director as the team develops.

Responsibilities include:
  • Building an enterprise software platform
  • Learning new technologies and building integrations into many platforms
  • Providing leadership by example for a high-performance team of software engineers
  • Mentoring junior engineering staff
  • Creating a strong technical foundation; able to define architecture and design, and get under the hood of complex architectures, systems, and interface design
  • Hand-on development
  • Leading code reviews and automated testing
  • Be a technology evangelist and innovator introducing new tools and technologies to American Express.
  • Identify new use cases and opportunities to embrace innovative technologies. Educate business partners.
  • Influence team members by challenging status quo, demonstrating risk taking, and implementing creative ideas



  • 10+ years of Software Development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience
  • Expertise with application design, software development and automated testing
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in full-stack development with Java, JavaScript, React, Node.js, HTML5, CSS, JSON, UNIX/LINUX, etc.
  • Experience with Agile(Scrum), Rally, Jira, Confluence, Kanban
  • Experience with large scale systems and resource management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, or related field required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to solve technical problems and the ability to influence and optimize input from key partners

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.
Why American Express?
There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.
American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.
We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.
Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.
The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it.

ReqID: 18014604
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2019, 3:16:40 PM
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