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Senior Reliability Engineer

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

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


We are forming a team to support brand new enterprise-wide components that are being built to ease the work of other engineers.

We are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer for our newly formed team. What’s a Site Reliability Engineer? I hear you ask.. The idea comes from google - - we’re looking for engineers to engineer solutions to our production problems – for example, if we’re identifying problems with connections from external partners failing – lets build a dashboard that shows the last time we got a request. If we find missing data, lets build something to track requests between systems.


The role will be around 50% coding, 50% responding to problems. If there are too many problems, our dev team will pick up the slack, so you’re not spending your life dealing with the next thing in your inbox.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.  


  • Experienced java engineer
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Ability to code and take ownership to resolve a problem

We’re looking for inventive engineers, who will be leading a small, responsive team of 2 or 3 people. You don’t have to have worked in a SRE role before, we look for intelligence and aptitude above specific experience. Our products are written in Java at the moment, but we might expand to other languages in future, such as GoLang.

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: 19014116
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 9, 2019, 1:42:43 AM
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