Senior Engineer - Java/Full stack 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.

We're looking for a Senior Java Engineer responsible for web application design and development, performance, availability, and reliability. Candidate is responsible to provide consultation and strategic recommendations by quickly assessing and remediating complex platform availability issues. This is an opportunity to work in one of the best technology units to help improve customer experience for American Express digital assets and influence how millions of people interact with their cards, their merchants, and their money.
As a part of our tech team, we could work together to bring ground-breaking and diverse ideas to life that power the digital systems, services, products and platforms that millions of customers around the world depend on. If you love to work with APIs, contribute to open source, or use the latest technologies, we'll support you with an open environment and learning culture to grow your career. How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Strong in software development and System Design
  • Function as member of an agile team by contributing to software builds through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation)
  • Demonstrate increased self-reliance to achieve team goals
  • Participate in code reviews and automated testing
  • Debug basic software components and identify code defects for remediation
  • Enable the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments
  • Automate deployments in test or production environments
  • Automatically scale applications based on demand projections

Responsibilities Include:
  • Serving as a core member of an agile team that drives user story analysis and develops responsive web applications
  • Performing hands-on software development, typically spending 50-60% of time actually writing code and unit tests, doing proof of concepts, conducting code reviews, and testing
  • Performing ongoing refactoring of code, utilizing visualization and other techniques to fast track concepts, and delivering continuous improvement
  • Developing deep understanding of integrations with other systems and platforms within the supported domains
  • Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Mentoring team members
  • Work closely with product managers to implement versatile solutions to tricky web development problems
  • Work with Product Owners to define requirements for new features and plan increments of work
  • Drive automation and ensure automated test scripts are completed for new features
  • Perform all aspects of software development for assigned applications, including developing prototypes, writing new code and creating API's
  • Demonstrate a passion for continuous learning and willingness to adopt new technologies
  • Good attitude, communication, willingness to learn and collaborate
  • Bring a culture of innovation, ideas, and continuous improvement
  • Challenging status quo, demonstrate risk taking, and implement creative ideas

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:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, other technical discipline, or equivalent 8+ years of work experience
  • 5+ years' experience working in JavaScript and Java and able to demonstrate strong JavaScript and Java knowledge
  • 5+ yrs experience in writing java applications and building REST APIs
  • Hands on experience with frameworks - Spring Boot, Vertex, NodeJS
  • Able to demonstrate strong web fundamentals & knowledge of DOM
  • Practical experience on implementation various system integration solutions, such as, APIs and Data integration layers (Batch & Real-Time);
  • Experience in design and developing mission critical highly available enterprise applications and Java applications performance tuning
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery environment and platforms, especially GIT, Maven and Jenkins
  • 5+ yrs working in a Software Development practices, Agile/SCRUM, SAFe Agile, Pair Programming
  • Proven experience building scalable web application
  • Good communication skills - able to explain concepts to product managers and business partners in ways that are meaningful to them
  • Hands on experience with relational and NoSQL databases such as DB2, Redis, Postgres, Couchbase etc.
  • Research latest technology, concepts, conceptualize solution and develop proof of concept that will improve resiliency and performance of the applications
  • Design and implement innovative solution/framework that will improve software engineering velocity, infrastructure resiliency and security, and data availability
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work well in a diverse team-focused environment

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.
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 201 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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