Full Stack 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.
At American Express, the Platforms and Frameworks teams are tasked with building the next generation of technologies as the foundation for the company. Those technologies launch us into new markets by crafting immersive experiences and products that become essential to our users.
The real-time processing team at American Express builds and operates a foundational platform that impacts our customer experience at American Express. We also build enterprise platforms on that foundation enabling us to provide insights feeding both internal and partner capabilities.
In this role, you will use your skills to create front-end pieces of the platform to enable things like self-service access to real-time events. You will create back-end pieces such as APIs and processing capabilities.
In addition to building the core platform for real-time processing, you will build higher level platforms on top of it to provide enterprise-wide capabilities. These future-looking platforms enable strategic capabilities for American Express and its partners.
You will:
  • Create visualization and processing components for real-time analysis
  • Create automated tests for code artifacts
  • Use the continuous integration / continuous delivery pipeline for build, test, and deploy
  • Actively contribute to design and technology discussions
  • Participate in the agile development process
  • Find opportunities and drive adoption of leading-edge technologies
  • Own and drive solutions even in the presence of ambiguity
  • Rapidly evolve skills as technology changes
  • Collaborate with peers to continually improve the process and product

Minimum Qualifications


  • Proficiency in JavaScript and CSS, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
  • Understanding of React.js, its core principles, and popular workflows (such as Flux or Redux) preferred
  • Familiarity with newer specifications of EcmaScript
  • Experience with data structure libraries
  • Experience with both Responsive and Adaptive Web Design


  • Proficiency with Python
  • Experience with machine learning is a plus
  • Experience with Java 8, reactive programming, and Vert.x is a plus
  • Experience building fault tolerant, high scalable APIs


  • Familiarity with modern front and back-end build pipelines and tools
  • Strong focus on writing automated tests for your own code
  • Ability to perform benchmarking and optimization
  • Ability to clearly describe trade-offs with users and peers about technology decisions
  • Adept at researching and documenting insights
  • Constantly push toward clarity and delivery while balancing the need for great collaboration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Ability to understand business requirements and turn them into technical requirements


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.

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: 20003515
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 17, 2020, 4:39:40 AM