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Android Engineer / Senior Android Engineer

Singapore, Singapore
Digital Commerce Technology

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:


We’re looking for an Android Engineer to work on mobile applications that will be used by tens of millions of American Express cardholders around the world. We want someone with strong technical skills and creativity; someone who enjoys solving tough problems and working with new technologies. This person should not be shy about sharing their ideas, and be obsessive about user experience and beautiful code.

As an Android Engineer, you’ll be part of the Mobile Engineering team whose mandate is to develop new products and platforms for American Express customers. Mobile Engineering’s aim is to build interactive experiences at all touch points of a consumer's journey whether before, at, or after the time of purchase.

You’ll be working in a fast-paced small-team environment with the stability of working as part of a Fortune 100 company. Your primary responsibility will be to work with a small team of designers and engineers developing mobile products. You should be familiar with modern software development methodologies popular in Android, and be able to dive deep and rapidly iterate on ideas with your team despite some ambiguity.


  • Contribute to the design, architecture, and development of apps that are elegant, efficient, secure, highly available, and maintainable 
  • Work closely with other developers and end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction 
  • Contribute insights into ways to improve the processes and tools used on the Android team 
  • Be highly motivated and maintain a positive, “can-do” attitude in a fast moving environment 
  • Follow and help cultivate consistent development best practices 
  • Collaborate with your project manager and other software developers to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain the Android application 
  • Provide thought-leadership regarding implementation best practices
  • Assist in estimation and assessment of feasibility of features 
  • Foster a collaborative spirit across multiple teams


Are you up for the challenge?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or related field. 
  • Knowledge of developing trends and emerging standards in mobile apps (RxJava, MVP, Kotlin, etc), mobile payments, and wearables 
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in Android Development and 3 years of experience in Software Development 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Familiar with the whole software development life cycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.) 
  • Great knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices Excellent technical knowledge of Java for Android, Android SDK and AndroidStudio 
  • Good understanding of RESTful APIs and how to connect Android applications to back-end services 
  • Experience working with testing libraries like Espresso and Junit 
  • Familiar with Continuous Integration (CI) and its use in testing, building and deploying Android apps 
  • Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks 
  • Understanding of code versioning using git, github and gitflow. 
  • Understanding of accessibility and security compliance 
  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Experience in creation and review of software and architecture designs 
  • Basic understanding of Web Technologies like Javascript, CSS, and HTML5 
  • Experience with Kotlin is a plus 
  • Experience with payments technology is a plus

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

American Express has been awarded Aon Hewitt Best Employer Singapore six times. Join us and you’ll soon see why.

As an employee, you can expect challenging work, with purpose. Be more than just your job. Be the voice of inspiration and transform the way the world does business for a living. By joining American Express, you are choosing to become a part of the dynamic team that is recognized as Singapore's "Best Employer 2018".

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: 19003096
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 17, 2019, 10:08:40 PM