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Engineer - UI/Front End

New York, New York
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
 

Qualifications

Responsibilities:
  • Developing new user-facing features using React.js and Building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use
  • Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code
  • Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers
 
Skills:
  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
  • Expert level hands on experience and understanding of React.js and its core principles
  • Experience with popular React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux)
  • Familiarity with newer specifications of ECMAScript
  • Experience with data structure libraries (e.g., Immutable.js)
  • Knowledge of isomorphic React is a plus
  • CSS preprocessors like Sass or LESS
  • Experience with common front-end development tools such as Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Babel, Webpack, NPM, etc.Unit Testing with Karma or Jest
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of modern authorization mechanisms, such as JSON Web Token
  • Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines and tools
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • A knack for benchmarking page performance and implementing optimization
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools – Git
  • 1+ years of GraphQL professional or open-source experience is a plus

 

Are you up for the challenge?

  • Preferably a BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline
  • [X]+ years of software development experience
  • 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.

 

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: 19000639
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2019, 9:53:18 AM
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