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Backend Engineer - Java

Amex

Job Description

Description

 

 

You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

 

 

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible — and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

 

 

American Express prides itself with innovation and embarking on exciting transformations driven by energetic teams of high performers. Our Web Development Teams are comprised of entrepreneurial engineers with strong inclinations towards action and leadership and the power to shape our technology and product roadmap.

 

 

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.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Design, code, and implement highly scalable and reliable web-based applications.

  • Coordinate with other team’s architect, engineers and vendors as necessary.

  • Deliver on all phases of development work from initial kick-off, technical setup, 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, and 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

 

As part of our diverse tech team, you can architect, code and ship software that makes us an essential part of our customers’ digital lives. Here, you can work alongside talented engineers in an open, supportive, inclusive environment where your voice is valued, and you make your own decisions on what tech to use to solve challenging problems. Amex offers a range of opportunities to work with the latest technologies and encourages you to back the broader engineering community through open source. And because we understand the importance of keeping your skills fresh and relevant, we give you dedicated time to invest in your professional development. Find your place in technology on #TeamAmex.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have java experience

  • Experience in computer science, computer engineering

  • Web development work experience preferred

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

  • Experience with building RESTful APIs

  • Expertise in objected oriented analysis and design across a variety of platforms

  • Thorough understanding of JSON, Web Service technologies, and data structure fundamentals

  • Experience with adaptive and responsive development techniques

  • Aptitude for learning and applying programming concepts

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external business partners

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

 

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That’s why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

 

 

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e., 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J) in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

 

 

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

 

 

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

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