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Senior Engineer - GMNST Java/API

Palo Alto, California
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

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.
You won’t just shape the world of software.
You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.
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.
American Express is in the midst of an exciting product and digital enterprise evolution driven by an energetic team of high performers. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers, join our Technology team! This group is nimble, creative and empowered to shape the merchant’s digital landscape. A seasoned and collaborative Senior Software Engineer with a passion to build data intensive systems, is wanted to partner with the Merchant Characteristic team in a bid to change the game
This is a very exciting opportunity to join our organization leading Digital Transformation within American Express. Taking your place as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices your responsibilities will include:
  • Leading a team of engineers that delivers Merchant Characteristics solutions to businesses worldwide
  • Experience Mentoring and Coaching Engineers and System Designs.
  • Writing code, unit tests, code reviews, working with API specs and automation using tools like Selenium, Jmeter for performance testing etc.
  • Strong knowledge and hands on experience in distributed technologies including Java, Spring, APIs (REST, SOAP), JSON, XML, Kafka, JDBC, Spring, SLF4J/LOG4J, JUnit, Jenkins, and Maven.
  • Deep experience with API development using REST
  • Hands on experience working on various database SQL, NOSQL etc
  • Demonstrated experience with continuous integration (CI/CD) tooling such as Jenkins pipelines
  • Developing micro services using Java and deploying them on enterprise cloud
  • Troubleshooting issues like multi-threading, memory utilization etc. and working with product support teams to resolve problems and perform root cause analysis
  • Working closely with Product Owners in researching and prototyping new capabilities that improve the overall experience
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies.
  • A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software
  • Knowledge on mainframe would be added advantage



Are you up for the challenge?

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • 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


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

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions. 

ReqID: 19009863
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2019, 8:46:09 PM
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