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Engineer - Java (Must be willing to relocate to Salt Lake City)

Salt Lake City, Utah
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Make your mark on Technology and life at American Express in Banking Technologies.


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 including customer facing integration.
  • Writing code and unit tests, working with API specs and automation.
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies.

What we are looking for:   

  • Hands-on Software Engineer with high energy and eager to grow technically.
  • Build solutions from Technical requirements.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A strategic thinker, capable to clearly illustrate and sell ideas while managing risk.
  • Responsible for developing proof of concepts, curate tech frameworks and ship software components that will be used as the backbone for the platform.
  • Expertise in the definition and implementation of effective Software Engineering practices and processes that result in high speed to market: i.e. open source style project developers, PR review process, issue triage, code reviews, code contribution metrics definition, test automation strategy, CI/CD optimization, etc.


This high energy Engineer is expected to have:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Technical discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience and strong concepts in design and development of Enterprise grade applications using Java.
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and application development.
  • Demonstrated experience with front-end design and JavaScript frameworks, specifically React.js.
  • Experience in an Agile enterprise setting.
  • Some level of Microservice frameworks: Spring Boot, Dropwizard, Vert.x
  • Maven/Gradle, CI/CD tools (Jenkins, GIT and deployment tools).  Any experience in Logging concepts and ELK/Splunk.
  • Skills in testing tools (Junit, Mockito, RestEasy, Jmeter, Gatling or others.
  • Demonstrated experience with advanced GIT usage (project maintainer level).
  • Ability to solve complex merges and code integrations.
  • 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.
  • Previous exposure to Domain Driven Design a plus.

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 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 without it.


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: 18016145
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 12, 2018, 2:38:53 PM
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