American Express

Senior Engineer

Remote Phoenix, AZ
USD 110k - 190k
Couchbase API Kafka Docker Kubernetes Java PostgreSQL Cassandra Python Git
Description

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

With the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. When you join Team Amex, you become part of a global and diverse community of colleagues with an unwavering commitment to back our customers, communities and each other. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we help you create a career journey that’s unique and meaningful to you with benefits, programs, and flexibility that support you personally and professionally.

At American Express, you’ll be recognized for your contributions, leadership, and impact—every colleague has the opportunity to share in the company’s success. Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. And we’ll do it with the utmost integrity, and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they belong.

Join Team Amex and let's lead the way together.

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.  American Express 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 of #TeamAmex.

American Express is embarking on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high performers. 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 payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join our transformation team! You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world-class cardmember experiences. We are looking for an innovative, experienced, and talented senior software engineer who will work closely with business unit and development team to develop new system capabilities as defined within the technical/ functional specifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading projects, designing system solutions, developing custom applications, and modifying existing applications to meet distinct and changing business requirements. Handle coding, debugging, and documentation, as well working closely with SRE team. Provide post implementation and ongoing production support

  • Develop and design software applications, translating user needs into system architecture.  Assess and validate application performance and integration of component systems and provide process flow diagrams. Test the engineering resilience of software and automation tools. 

  • You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers. Software Engineers who join our Loyalty Technology team will be assigned to one of several exciting teams that are developing a new, nimble, and modern loyalty platform which will support the key element of connecting with our customers where they are and how they choose to interact with American Express.

  • Be part of an enthusiastic, high performing technology team developing solutions to drive engagement and loyalty within our existing cardmember base and attract new customers to the Amex brand.

  • The position will also play a critical role partnering with other development teams, testing and quality, and production support, to meet implementation dates and allow smooth transition throughout the development life-cycle.

  • The successful candidate will be focused on building and executing against a strategy and roadmap focused on moving from monolithic, tightly coupled, batch-based legacy platforms to a loosely coupled, event-driven, microservices-based architecture to meet our long-term business goals. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field followed by 5+ years of experience in a modern development stack (In-Memory computing, Java full stack, Python)

  • Experience in application design, software development, and testing, preferably in an Agile environment.

  • Experience working with Git on small to medium sized teams.

  • Experience with open-source frameworks is a plus – especially maintaining or contributing to open source projects!

  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases, including PostgreSQL, Couchbase, or Cassandra.

  • Experience designing and developing REST APIs for high volume clients.

  • Experience with Apache Kafka, Apache Camel, and Splunk is a plus.

  • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Gitlab CI).

  • Experience with automated build and test frameworks a plus.

  • A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software.

  • Experience with container and container orchestration technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Experience with Atlassian software development and collaboration tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.).

  • Strong ability to develop unique, outside the box ideas

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving/quantitative skills

  • Willing to take risks, experiment, and share fresh perspectives.

  • Aptitude for learning and applying programming concepts.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external business partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of payments industry

  • Experience with coding skills across a variety of distributed technologies.

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

Salary Range: $110,000.00 to $190,000.00 annually + bonus + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan 
  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits 
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need 
  • 20+ weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy 
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location) 
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program 
  • Career development and training opportunities

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site.

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

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.

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

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