Java Engineer

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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.


Global Risk Technologies, GRT, encompasses the best-in-class platform & capabilities for Global Credit & Fraud Risk management, to manage overall risk for our Consumer & Commercial customers.


We're seeking an engineer who possesses deep technical and analytical skills and can work as part of an ultra-agile team of strong engineers. Our engineers "know" big data and keep up with the latest technologies. They're able to quickly assess a problem and provide good solutions. Other than just technical expertise, they also display good judgement and intuition honed by learning from past experience.


This position suits someone who possesses strong technical fundamentals, can take the initiative to research and determine the right solution for non-trivial requirements and quickly implement proof of concept. The candidate should be able to study and possibly extend open source code of various projects.


You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground.


There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing: 

  • Contribute in an agile team. Contribute to the release of new features on the platform by working with the product and technical leadership.

  • Help formulate and enforce best practices, ensure great test coverage for all projects.

  • Incorporate DevOps practices in day to day work. Ensure Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery for all the projects owned by your team.

  • Work on proof of concepts on new tools and technologies to assess their feasibility for the Amex big data platform.

  • Support and help deliver critical initiatives that rely on the Amex Enterprise technologies.

  • Design gather and present quality metrics to quantify the benefit of all the changes on the platform.


  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred.

  • Good understanding of big data technologies such as Mapreduce, YARN, Zookeeper. Preferably, with some real-world experience.

  • Hands on experience in designing and developing applications using Java EE platforms.

  • Experience with Apache Camel & Spring Framework

  • Experience with test-driven development

  • Excellent knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate).

  • 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 qt 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: 19016675
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2020, 8:48:07 AM