Senior Engineer - CMS UI at American Express (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 has embarked on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high performers. This is a great opportunity to join the CTO organization within American Express Technologies become the driver of this exciting journey.

We're looking for a highly-skilled and motivated Senior Engineer with a history of building and leading .Net Applications in the Credit Card Marketing space. Someone who fosters a culture of high quality and innovation using new capabilities to drive the release of resilient, robust, and performant solutions, to help us build a global platform that will form a backbone of American Express's Marketing ecosystem. We are building an Enterprise Eligibility product using modern Technology and we need someone who can help us evolve our thinking and engineering to ensure that our platform grows in a sustainable way, delivering business value faster and adapting rapidly to change.

Joining the Enterprise Marketing team, this role will be focused on the delivery of innovative solutions to satisfy the needs of our business. As an agile team we work closely with our business partners to understand what they require, and we strive to continuously improve as a team. We all have a role in accelerating our delivery of high quality reliable and resilient code, and as a Senior Engineer you have the opportunity to look at the bigger picture and steer the team in the right direction, being cognizant of developments across the wider enterprise.

We pride ourselves on a culture of kindness and positivity, and a continuous focus on supporting colleague development to help you achieve your career goals. We lead with integrity, and we emphasize work/life balance for all of our teammates. Our current plan once we return to the office is to come into the office on Mondays, and work remotely the other days.


There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here's just some of what you'll be doing:
  • As a part of our team, you will be developing innovative, high quality, and robust operational engineering capabilities
  • Develop software in our technology stack which is constantly evolving but currently includes .Net, Java, Hive, Spark+Scala, MAPR-DB, Cloud, RESTful APIs, Unix Shell Script, etc.
  • Work with Business partners and with stakeholders to understand functional requirements, architecture dependencies, and business capability roadmaps
  • Lead technical solution design to meet business requirements
  • Lead agile project teams in technical issue resolution in line with company and platform strategic direction
  • Taking your place as a core member of an Agile team driving the latest development practices
  • Identify and drive reengineering opportunities, and opportunities for adopting new technologies

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of hands-on Software Development experience in .Net and related technologies
  • 5+ years of Team Leadership
  • 5+ years of experience in the Credit Card Marketing domain
  • 3+ years experience managing projects with onshore+offshore model
  • BS or MS Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Technical discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Strong expertise in SQL and database theory, and data analytics
  • Strong Object-Oriented Programming skills and design patterns
  • Good knowledge and experience with configuration management tools like Git-hub
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving aptitude
  • Good communication skills and teamwork
  • Understanding of various SDLC methodologies, particularly Agile
  • Open-minded and passionate about learning new technologies
  • Suggest and recommend solution architecture to resolve business problems
  • Perform code review and lead technical discussions with the team on the best solutions possible
  • Capable to work as a Technical subject expert
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and exploit them to their optimal potential

  • MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) certification
  • MCP (Microsoft Certified Programmer) certification

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) and, for medically eligible* colleagues, a booster shot, in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

*Booster eligibility: The CDC has established guidelines for when adults are eligible to receive booster shots depending on when they completed their initial vaccine series (currently five months after the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, and two months after the J&J Vaccine). If you have completed your primary vaccine series but have not yet reached your booster eligibility date, you will be able to come into the office; however, you will need to complete your booster within 30 days of becoming eligible to continue coming in and participating in company-sponsored in-person events.

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.
More Information on American Express
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 213 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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