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Quality Engineer

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom; Brighton, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Don’t just have a great idea, build it.

We are on the journey to develop a best in class, modern storage solution for the enterprise, to support the digital first strategy, improve our cost efficiency and ensure better self-service for all our consumers as part of our technology roadmap. With over 30 billion servicing communications stored, continuing to invest in innovation, modernization and leading-edge technologies is critically important, especially as we move through our platform and product journey. 


We are looking for a Quality Engineer to deliver world-class software solutions supporting our platform vision. This includes using leading-edge modern technology stack, fostering engineering culture, innovation using new capabilities, cultivating continual improvement in system quality, and performance. Our Quality Engineers understand that “good enough” is never enough. They are experts in automation, testing and quality assurance. They are driven to continuously raise the bar – ensuring that only the highest quality code is released; as that is what our business and our customers depend on.


Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.



Required skills


Are you up for the challenge?

  • Preferably a BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, other technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Actively develop and maintain automation frameworks in a CI/CD environment
  • Execute test cases/scripts, including Systems Integration, Regression, and Performance Testing
  • Work with engineers as part of an Agile scrum team to drive improvements in code quality


At the core of Software Engineering, the candidate must be able to demonstrate some of the following core competencies: 



  • Experience using testing automation tools/frameworks/patterns such as SoapUI, JMeter, Selenium WebDriver, page object, TestNG
  • Good knowledge of API, performance and security testing
  • Experience in Test-Driven Development (TDD), unit testing, functional testing, system integration testing, regression testing, GUI testing, web service testing, and browser compatibility testing. Experience of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of automated build / continuous integration platforms, especially Maven and Jenkins (Gradle, ANT, Hudson useful)
  • Experience of using the Atlassian product suite (e.g. JIRA, Confluence) or other Agile work item management tools (e.g. Rally)
  • Good knowledge of Java & JEE, including Hibernate, Spring, Junit, Hamcest, mocking (JMock/Mokito), REST, Cucumber, Groovy, Headless browser testing
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential
  • Kafka - Understating of Kafka’s streaming-processing is an advantage.
  • NoSQL - Experience/knowledge with NoSQL databases such as Couchbase is an advantage.
  • Any of the following test certifications - QAI, ASQ, IIST, ISEB, ISTQB are an advantage.


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.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant


To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

ReqID: 18016019
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2018, 11:55:31 AM
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