Engineer I- iOS

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Job Description

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.
American Express is entering into a technology transformation phase driven by opportunities to modernize legacy platforms, and explore modern software to be on the leading edge of the payments industry. American Express is looking for strong leaders to be part of high performing teams that will build and support our next generation platforms. If you have the talent and passion to drive innovation and deliver at a rapid pace, with deep hands on experience in areas of real-time, highly available, cloud-native application development, join our engineering teams to transform our systems. 
Your primary responsibility is to lead the development of our next generation distributed platform, aligning resources and delivery with business growth and diversification, while significantly improving service quality and cost-effectiveness. We expect the individual to be innovative and energetic with strong communications skills.

We’re looking for a Senior iOS Engineer to work on mobile applications that will be used by tens of millions of American Express cardholders around the world. We want someone with strong technical skills and creativity. Should enjoy solving tough problems and working with new technologies. You should not be shy about sharing your ideas, and be obsessive about user experience and beautiful code.

As an iOS Engineer, you’ll be part of the Commercial Mobile& Expense Management Engineering team whose mandate is to develop new products and platforms for American Express business customers.

You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment with the stability of working for a Fortune 100 company. Your primary responsibilities will be to work on a small team of engineers developing mobile products. You should be familiar with modern software development methodologies, and be able to dive deep and rapidly iterate on ideas despite ambiguity.


Contribute to the design, architecture, and development of apps that are elegant, efficient, secure, highly available, and maintainable

Works closely with other developers and end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction

Contribute insights into ways to improve our processes and tools

Be highly motivated and maintain a positive, “can-do” attitude in a fast-moving environment

Follow and help cultivate consistent development best practices

Collaborates with project manager and other software developers to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain the iOS application

Provides thought-leadership regarding implementation best practices

Assists in estimation and assessment of feasibility of features

Foster a collaborative spirit across multiple teams

 Please note, Salary increases in case of a lateral move are provided only on an exception basis and in line with compensation guidelines.     


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or related field.

Knowledge of developing trends and emerging standards in mobile apps, mobile payments, and wearables

Minimum of 3 years of experience in iOS Development and 7 years of experience in Software Development

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Familiar with the whole software development life cycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and - execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.)

Good understanding of RESTful APIs and how to connect iOS applications to back-end services using asynchronous network calls

Basic understanding of Web Technologies (Javascript, CSS, HTML5)

Experience working with automated testing on the iOS platform

Familiar with Continuous Integration (CI) and its use in testing, building and deploying iOS apps

Knowledge of the open-source iOS ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks

Experience with Auto Layout

Understanding of code versioning using git

Understanding of accessibility and security compliance

Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application

Experience with UI animations a plus

Experience with Swift and/or Functional programming is a plus

Experience with payments technology is a plus

Apps published in the Apple App Store is a plus.

ReqID: 19017045
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2019, 2:10:20 AM