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Java Engineer

London, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description


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


Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at American Express.  Our technology engineers design and deliver American Express applications across the globe.  To meet these demands we’re looking for problem solvers who drive results through precise analysis and programming methodologies, individuals with a strong intellectual curiosity and a passion for innovation – team players who can convert their ideas into execution.  If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products at a rapid pace, consider joining our team!


Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a core member of an engineering team that designs and develops software applications.
  • Troubleshooting these applications.
  • Writing code and unit tests, working on API’s, automation, and conducting code reviews and testing.
  • Effectively interpreting technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulating sound solutions.
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges.
  • Understanding code deployment and implementation activities.


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:

  • Significant experience with application design and development using Java.
  • Proficiency in JavaScript including DOM manipulation.
  • Proven expertise in objected oriented analysis and design.
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, design, software development, testing, and implementation. 
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate orally and in writing with a broad constituency base (e.g., Business, Tech, etc.).
  • Thorough understanding of Java, J2EE, JavaScript, XML, and web services technologies.
  • BS or MS degree in computer science, Business/MIS, computer engineering, or equivalent work experience.
  • Understanding of database structures and functioning, especially Oracle db, a plus.
  • Experience developing with Python a plus.
  • A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software.  


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
  • 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: 19005138
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 11, 2019, 9:35:57 AM
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