Senior Full Stack Engineer - JavaScript, Java - Digital Experience at American Express (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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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.

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.

Do you have the ability to put together unique cutting-edge customer facing solutions that increase business value and customer engagement by demonstrating strong architectural and UX principles and that are data driven? Do you have a unique combination business insight and strong interpersonal skills to help influence and get results across a diverse organization.

American Express is embarking on an exciting digital transformation driven by an energetic team. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our Technology and Product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across the globe through various channels, join our team!

We are looking for a great software developer who understands the fundamentals of web and is good in JavaScript as well as Java. Your primary focus will be on working with the architects and engineers in the organization to uplift web applications to use the latest web technologies such as React and bring modern web practices to production applications impacting millions of customers.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • 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 in ongoing sprints
  • 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.
  • Architect and build integration components and interfaces in collaboration with other colleagues.
  • 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
  • BS or MS degree in computer science, or equivalent 6+ years of work experience
  • 5+ years' experience working in JavaScript and Java and able to demonstrate strong JavaScript and Java knowledge
  • 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 writing adaptive and responsive UI applications
  • Build systems with emphasis in high availability and low latency.
  • 5+ yrs experience in writing java applications and building REST APIs
  • Experience in systems such as Redis, Kafka,
  • 3+ years Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) / Behavior Driven Development (BDD) practices, unit testing, functional testing, system integration testing, regression testing, GUI testing, web service testing, and browser compatibility testing, including frameworks such as Selenium, WebDriverIO, Cucumber, JUnit, Mockito
  • 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


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

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.

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 168 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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