Java / Full Stack Engineer

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Job Description

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

Who are we?

Business Travel Account is a global, market-leading centralised billing product, which is a key differentiator for American Express for our corporate clients, including some of the world’s most profitable and influential companies.  You will join our emerging set of scrum teams building new capabilities to bolster the already market-leading offering.


We value ideas, opinions and great communicators. We're proud that a culture of respect and teamwork exists among colleagues.


Our Team

Existing team of 25 technical staff.  Small, co-located Agile teams of 7-8 people each including Engineers, Scrum Masters, Quality Engineers plus Product Owners. We operate in a Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework environment (SAFe).


Most team members arrive in the office between 8.30-10am, when we hold our stand-ups. We use tools such as Slack, Confluence, JIRA, and BitBucket to collaborate. We enjoy the luxury of avoiding a long commute to London and place an emphasis on technically interesting work. We have an outstanding work/life balance.


The challenge

We are beginning our journey of transforming the technical landscape in our teams to use a microservice architecture and are looking to bolster our technical talent by acquiring full-stack developers, using technologies such as Java, Spring, and React.


As a developer, you will be responsible for end-to-end delivery of your software from inception to production, working on a mixture of green- and brown-field projects, learning from and contributing to your peer group.


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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience as a Java / JavaScript programmer
  • Good knowledge of core Java (up to 1.8), including Spring, JUnit, (including Mockito & Hamcrest), TDD, JQuery, React, Oracle DB SQL, Cucumber; Mainframe experience a plus; Agile experience a plus

  • Excellent spoken and written English, clear oral communication skills

  • Must be willing and able to express new ideas, concerns and opinions directly to team

  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential

  • Must be proactive, enthusiastic, flexible, and results driven

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

  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option

  • 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: 20003518
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 23, 2020, 5:56:13 AM