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Senior Java Engineer

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground.


Who are we?


Global Loyalty and Benefits is responsible for American Express Membership Rewards, one of the major features of our brand. We are passionate about attracting and retaining customers by ensuring their experience is enjoyable and memorable.


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.


Our Team


We have 20+ scrum teams on our UK campus. Each team is made up of 6-9 colleagues and may include a scrum master, product owner, engineers and quality engineers. Depending on the specific team, we operate Scrum or Kanban within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Our organisation is global but predominantly based on the UK and US. The majority of team members are co-located.


We arrive into the office between 8-10am and stand-ups take place each morning. We collaborate using tools such as Slack, WebEx and the Atlassian stack (Confluence, JIRA, BitBucket). We are constantly striving to improve and hold regular agile ceremonies to inspect and adapt the ways we work together. Our ultimate aims are to reduce time to market, improve code quality and create world class global products. We enjoy the luxury of avoiding a long commute to London and are strong advocates of a good work/life balance, ensuring that we are flexibly meeting the needs of individuals around childcare, travel and any personal emergencies.




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.
  • Mentoring and driving high standards of development and the output of high quality software.

Salary: Competitive

Opening date for applications: 13/03/2019

Closing date for applications: 10/04/2019

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


  • Strong and proven Java software development experience
  • Proven experience with Golden Gate, Kafka, Rest, Soap, MQ and JMS integrations
  • Proven experience with Couchbase and Oracle
  • Experience of SMS, Email and Push Notifications
  • 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
  • Demonstrable experience of mentoring junior developers and building bridges between engineering teams

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

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: 19004531
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 12, 2019, 7:01:00 PM
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