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Front End Software Engineer

Sunrise, Florida
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

    You won't just shape the world of software.

    You'll shape the world of life, work and play.

    If you have a strong will to learn and educate and are motivated by the opportunity to help grow our team and be a part of an industry-leading technology and innovation organization, then look no further! There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express.

    At American Express, we are building a new cross functional agile team to deliver best-in-class servicing platform for our customers using modern open source technology operating in the cloud. Team members utilize today’s best engineering practices and techniques to build and ship software in small batches to continuously deliver incremental value.

    Located in Sunrise, Florida, American Express has a fresh, fun, collaborative, and creative environment in the new regional headquarters campus— a rare find in South Florida.

    What You’ll Be Doing

    • Writing quality code on the platform and services that power Amex global servicing team.
    • Contributing to key architectural decisions.
    • Collaborating with product owners, delivery managers, and other developers to deliver a quality product.
    • Taking ownership and responsibility of the work at hand and shepherding code through to production.
    • Mentoring other engineers and actively pair-programming with teammates for collective code ownership.
    • Evangelize engineering best practices and techniques throughout our engineering organization.
    • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, outside-of-the-box thinking, and teamwork.

    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.



What You'll Need 

    • Knowledge in JavaScript, including concepts like asynchronous programming, closures, DOM manipulation, and ES6.
    • Proficiency in building component-based applications with modern frontend frameworks, such as React, Vue, or Angular. React experience is a bonus.
    • Familiarity with JavaScript state management libraries such as Redux, Vuex, Flux, MobX etc.
    • Experience with modern front-end build pipelines and tools such as Babel, Webpack, NPM, etc.
    • HTML/CSS experience, including concepts like layout, specificity, browser compatibility, and accessibility.
    • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, Test Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).
    • Experience with testing: Unit Testing, Test Driven Development, Integration Testing, Load Testing, Test Automation.
    • Willingness to learn new technologies and exploit them to their optimal potential.
    • Constant curiosity and a desire to improve yourself and your fellow engineers.
    • Strong sense of extreme ownership and a big proponent of DevOps culture.
    • Experience with messaging and streaming technology.
    • Prior experience leading high performing agile development team.
    • Experience with Java based service frameworks.
    • Worked in a large matrixed organization.
    • Business Product Knowledge - Working knowledge of the finance and credit lending industry.

ReqID: 19009150
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 14, 2019, 10:59:44 AM
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