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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.



Function Description:


American Express is embarking on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative Identity products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join our transformation team! You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering projects platform supporting our global customer base.




Our Engineers that join our Technologies team will be assigned to one of several exciting teams that are responsible for development and management of business critical platforms. You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering projects platform supporting our global customer base. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers. 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.




  • Drive user story analysis and elaboration, design and develop software applications, and test and build automation tools

  • Own all technical aspects of software development (architecture, design and development of systems) for assigned applications

  • Perform hands-on software development, design, writing code, API specs, doing proof of concepts, conducting code reviews and testing in ongoing sprints

  • Drive consistent development practices - tools and common components

  • Develop deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains

  • Work with technical product managers contributing to blueprints, and assisting with annual planning of feature sets

  • Identify opportunities for adopting new technology to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges

  • Effectively communicate to internal and external business partners on solution design 

  • Mentor other engineers


Critical Factors to Success (Outcome Driven):


Business Outcomes:


  • Understand the business needs and design high quality software applications in timely manner to fulfill those needs

  • Identify and adopt new technologies to solve existing business needs and predict future challenges.




Leadership Outcomes:


  • Put enterprise thinking first, connect the role’s agenda to enterprise priorities and balance the needs of customers, partners, colleagues & shareholders

  • Lead with an external perspective, challenge status quo and bring continuous innovation to our existing offerings

  • Demonstrate learning agility, make decisions quickly and with the highest level of integrity

  • Lead with a digital mindset and deliver the world’s best customer experiences every day





Past Experience


  • 8+ Yrs of past experience across;

  • Design and development using Java, J2EE, JS
  • Experience working with Node.js, Angular.js
  • Experience developing RESTful services with Node.js
  • Continuous integration/deployment in an Agile Framework covering the aspect of design development and testing (SDLC)
  • Multi-threading programming, Data structures, & web services technology


Academic Background

Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in CS or CSE or Equivalent  




  • Strong analytical & strategic thinking skills

  • Ability to interpret technical /business objectives and challenges

  • Porting/Software Configuration

  • Agile Methodologies

  • Software development/ testing

  • Object oriented analysis and design across multiple platform

  • Designing High Availability applications


  • Product Engineering Knowledge 

  • Exposure on Identity systems and related technologies 

  • Secure coding practices


  • Java, J2EE

  • Node, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Spring security, Vert-x, Relation DBMSs –Oracle, Any NoSQL DB.

  • RESTful API development

  • Source control (Git, Bitbucket, Svn, Stack overflow, etc.)

  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Bambo, Maven, XLR, Cobertura, Jacoco, Mockito, SOAPUI, JMeter)

  • Infrastructure Automation (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)

  • Container Concepts (LXD, Docker)

  • Orchestration (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm)


  • Test automation, DevOps and Test Driven Development





Enterprise Leadership Behaviors


  • Set The Agenda: Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective

  • Bring Others With You: Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential

  • Do It The Right Way: Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage



ReqID: 19017152
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 19, 2019, 12:35:02 AM