Senior Engineer II

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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.


Function Description:

As a back-end Engineer you'll deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across the digital web. You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world-class card member experiences. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers

Purpose of the Role:

This java engineer will be responsible for designing, coding, and implementing highly scalable and reliable web-based applications. They will deliver on all phases of development work from initial kick-off, technical set-up, application development, and support.


Identify exciting opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges.

Perform ongoing refactoring of code, utilizing visualization and other techniques to fast track concepts, and delivering continuous improvement.

Work with product managers to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues.

Manage your own time, work well both independently and as part of a team

Quickly generate and update proof of concepts for testing and team feedback

Embrace emerging standards while promoting best practices.



Critical Factors to Success:


Have the ability to quickly learn new technologies and implement projects using them.


Be able to work independently and gather requirements from appropriate stakeholders.


Possess good collaboration and communication skills.


Past Experience:


Demonstrated experience in Agile development, application design, software development, and testing.


Academic Background:




Functional Skills/Capabilities:


A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software.


Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external business partners


Aptitude for learning and applying programming concepts


Experience with adaptive and responsive development techniques


Technical Skills/Capabilities:


Proficiency and experience in Java


Experience in computer science, computer engineering


Expertise in object oriented analysis and design across a variety of platforms




Knowledge of Platforms:


Thorough understanding ofXML, JSON, Web Service technologies, and data structures fundamentals




Experience with developing RESTful APIsand Microservices


Web development work experience preferred


Experience with a broad range of software languages and payments technologies is a plus


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: 19018452
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 9, 2019, 4:08:28 AM