Software Engineer

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Job Description

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


We are looking for high performing and enthusiastic Software Engineers to join our Global Commercial Services technology team in American Express, Burgess Hill.


These roles will partner closely with our product owners within collaborative scrum teams, in an environment that values interesting technical challenges, using best practice design approaches and prioritises your professional development.


Your primary proven software development experience will be using Java Technologies; for example some of JPA and CDI, Spring MVC, Spring Data and Spring Boot and RESTful microservices.

Job Responsibilities

  • Writes clean, tested and monitored scalable code

  • Works with Product Owners to prioritise features for ongoing sprints

  • Works with Quality Engineers to ensure automated test scripts are incorporated for new features

  • Performs all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications, including developing prototypes, writing new code and creating API's

  • Influence team members with creative changes and improvements by challenging status quo and demonstrating risk taking

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


  • Relevant software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience

  • Demonstrated experience working in a team of Engineers preferable

  • Hands-on expertise with application design, software development and automated testing

  • Exposure to distributed (multi-tiered) systems and relational databases

  • University Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related field or equivalent experience

  • Experience in Agile techniques, preferably some experience with TDD

  • Understands the complete vertical platform environment (technical stack)

  • Good collaboration and communication skills across all cultures and band levels, and enthusiastic about keeping up to date with new technologies

Some Of The Following Experience Would Also Be Desirable

  • Knowledge of Spring boot, Vertx, Microservice architecture and Oracle DB SQL

  • Experience with Functional Programming practices

  • Front end web development skills such as React

  • Cloud experience, for example Docker, OpenShift, Unix and service discovery tools

  • Experience with performance and monitoring tools e.g. Splunk and App Dynamics

  • Experience developing RESTful API’s

  • Knowledge of automated build / continuous delivery, experience of Maven, Jenkins, Groovy and other JVM languages a plus

  • Current knowledge of payments industry, financial services or FinTech

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


Amex have 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 well-being, 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
  • 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 (free phone, subject to individual carrier charges). For Russia based candidates on 810 800 83 000038.

ReqID: 19019904
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2019, 2:02:40 PM