Engineer - Back-End Developer (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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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 is making strategic investments in new merchant products and platforms to allow the company to meet its ambitious global growth agenda. Global Merchant Services Technology is on an exciting journey to transform the merchant payment experience. Our Merchant platform is a distributed near real time low latency system that is always available and highly resilient, processing transactions from around the world 24x7, 365 days a year.

Responsibilities:

As an Engineer, you will be a responsible to build core features and functions of card transaction systems on distributed platform deployed in the cloud.
  • You will be a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices, writing code and unit tests, working with API specs and automation
  • You will be using Java Technologies - Vertx, Spring, Spring Boot, RESTful micro services, Ignite and In-Memory Computing
  • Lead a culture of innovation and experimentation, engage in fun and outcome-oriented culture, and always be ready to try new concepts without fear of failure
  • Collaborate with peer technology and development teams across different locations
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies
  • Work along with stakeholders to understand and analyze the requirements


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:
  • Hands-on experience with application design, software development and automated testing
  • 5+ years' experience with design and coding in Java, React
  • Experience in Redux, Rest APIs, Spring Framework, Junit, GitHub, Microservices, Splunk is a plus
  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges and articulate solutions
  • Ability to debug basic software components and identify code defects for remediation
  • Experience working in Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related experience required

High Performance Behaviors:
  • Recognize opportunities to adopt innovative technologies to enable business capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Flexibility


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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American Express operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in New York, NY and New York, NY. American Express was founded in 2022. It has 73317 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 232 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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