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Senior Engineer

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.

American Express has embarked on an exciting transformation to change the landscape of Main Frame development. Driven by an energetic team of high performers, we will bring modern CICD and Dev-Ops automation to the Mainframe space. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, join our transformation team. You will join a rock star engineering team that will deliver the next generation of automation tooling into a space that needs automation. 


You will work across a wide range of tools and use an even wider range or technologies to deliver world class solutions. The innovations you create will allow Mainframe development teams to initiate an automated build, deploy just like their mid-range counterparts. This will allow Mainframe development to follow Agile practices and let go of the waterfall methods they have incorporated up to this point. You will create custom solutions as well as work with off the shelf software products to enable this transformation. We are a start-up, we will wear many hats, work fast and smart, and adapt and iterate quickly.

  • Architect, design, prototype, and deliver solutions across applications to support strategy and deliver business value
  • Serve as a core member of agile team that designs and develops software applications and tests and builds automation tools

  • Partners with customers and other internal teams and technical product managers to deliver enhancements to the platform

  • Uses technical acumen to provide design alternatives, ask probing questions and support the team in technical issue resolution


Salary: Competitive

Posting Open: 22/2/19

Posting Closes: 22/3/19

Location: Burgess Hill

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:

  • University degree in Computer Science or a related technical field or significant Software Engineering experience

  • Significant Software Engineer experience with application development experience with Cobol or PL1

  • Significant Experience with Mainframe DB systems like DB2, IMS DB, SQL, DB2 stored procedure

  • Knowledge of scripting languages like Rexx, Clist or ISPF Macros


  • Experience with tools like IBM Debugger and IBM File Manager

  • Operating systems MVS and Z OS

  • Experience with CM tools like Change Man/RTC/Endeavor/ISPW

  • Experience with distributed tooling like Xebia Labs Release and or Jenkins

  • Experience with IBM or Compuware toolsets, specifically Rationale suite(RDz, RTC or Urban Code deploy) or Topaz, Topaz Workbench and ISPW.

  • Experience with job processing JCL

  • Debugging tools like Intertest or Xpeditor

  • Sorting tools like ICETOOL, DFSORT or SYNCSORT

  • Ability to troubleshoot issues in complex environments using tools like Abendaid

  • SPUFI, QMF, BMC catalog manager, fileaid db2 etc. there are loads of tools for db2 queries and running other db2 utilities.

  • Passionate about operational excellence and documentation.

  • Detail-oriented with strong thought leadership and analytical abilities

  • A positive, can-do attitude and great relationship building skills 

  • Excellent written and Verbal communication skills


  • Experience in architectural best practices.

  • Should have extensive design and coding experience of critical applications, preferably for big banks or financial institutions.

  • Good working understanding of Securities Lending or some exposure to working in projects for financial institutions preferable.

  • Production support experience preferred.

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.


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 (free phone, subject to individual carrier charges). For Russia based candidates on 810 800 83 000038.

ReqID: 19003290
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 21, 2019, 7:01:00 PM
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