iOS Engineer / Sr iOS 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.

We’re looking for an iOS Engineer / Sr 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.


You’ll be part of the Mobile Engineering team whose mandate is to develop new products and platforms for American Express customers. Mobile Engineering’s aim is to build interactive experiences at all touch points of a consumer's journey whether before, at, or after the time of purchase.


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

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelors degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics or 2+ years of equivalent experience in related disciplines

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

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: 20002304
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 24, 2020, 5:12:37 PM