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Senior Engineer I

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Don’t just have a great idea, build it.


We are looking for a high performing and enthusiastic Senior Engineer I to join our Cross Border Payments technology team in American Express, Burgess Hill.


This role will partner closely with our product owners within a scrum team, in an environment that uses standard methodology design approaches.


Your primary software development experience will be using Java Technologies: JPA and CDI, Spring MVC, Spring Data and Spring Boot and RESTful microservices.


We also require technical leadership skills that demonstrate setting technical direction and soft skills mentoring more junior members of the team.


Job responsibilities:

  • Writes clean, tested and monitored scalable code within the CBP platform
  • Works with Product Owners to prioritise features for ongoing sprints
  • Works with Quality Engineers to ensure automated test scripts are incorporated for new features
  • Performs all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications, including developing prototypes, writing new code and crafting API's
  • Designs and builds integration components and interfaces in collaboration with Architects and Infrastructure Engineers as necessary


Salary: Competitive

Posting date: 01/05/19

Closing date: 29/05/19


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:

  • Meaningful software development experience (Java 8) in a professional environment
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team of Engineers
  • Hands-on expertise with application design, software development and automated testing
  • University Degree (Batchelors level or above) in computer science or related field
  • Experience in Agile techniques, including some experience with BDD and TDD
  • Understands the complete vertical platform environment (technical stack)
  • Exposure to distributed (multi-tiered) systems and relational databases
  • Good collaboration and communication skills across all cultures and band levels, and passionate about keeping up to date with new technologies
  • Domain expertise in the Financial Services industry, particularly with regard to Foreign Exchange / cross-currency
  • Experience in designing and coding performant APIs interfacing with third party data providers
  • You will also have experience in deploying applications to a cloud-based environment


The following skills would also be desirable:

  • Knowledge of Spring including MVC, AOP, Spring Boot, REST, XML, Microservice architecture, Cucumber, JPA, JUnit, Mocking, JSP, Oracle DB SQL
  • Experience with Functional Programming practices
  • Front end web development skills such as HTML5, Javascript, AJAX, JQuery, CSS
  • Detailed cloud experience, for example Docker, OpenShift, Unix and service discovery tools
  • Experience with performance and monitoring tools e.g. Splunk and App Dynamics
  • Knowledge of automated build / continuous delivery, experience of Maven, Jenkins, Groovy and other JVM languages a plus
  • Hands on experience in Blockchain technology would be ideal


American Express prides itself on being committed to the diversity of its workforce.


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.


A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant


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: 19004989
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 1, 2019, 4:50:23 AM
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