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Senior Software Engineer - Java, React and Node.JS

American Express

Location: West Sussex

Job Type: Full time


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.

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.

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.

We equip our front-line agents with high-tech tools to enable them to deliver the exemplary service that American Express is renowned for in bringing membership to life for our Cardmembers. Travel & Lifestyle Services (TLS) Opus is a Global Customer Relationship Management platform that enables our Travel Representatives to service card members.

We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to help us build upon our history of innovation and delivery as we expand our team and continue to forge a digital-first TLS. You will be working within your own agile engineering team in close collaboration with the product owners to deliver high-quality features to your servicing colleagues. We have a broad technical stack with microservices built using NodeJS, Java and Kotlin and micro-frontends built using ReactJS and this opportunity would allow you to focus on building out the services or to work across both.

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Produce high quality code to develop new features and resolve bugs
  • Write meaningful and extensive tests to demonstrate that our code meets our users’ requirements
  • Ensure that the application is flexible, performant, and able to scale to meet our global users demands
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of an agile team to help the team achieve its goals
  • Critically review code as part of our pull request process
  • Deploy applications to test and production environments using CICD tools (i.e.,Github Hooks)
  • Contribute creatively to the solutioning of new work and be comfortable challenging the decisions and architecture of the application

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Professional software development experience and/or comparable experience
  • University degree in a related field (i.e., computer science or computer engineering) and / or equivalent industry background
  • Experience working as part of an agile engineering team and contributing to regular agile ceremonies
  • Experience working with Java, Spring boot, Node
  • Hands on experience in API development will be beneficial
  • Programming, testing, and application design experience in JavaScript, React will be a plus
  • An understanding of cloud + CI / CD technologies, and how to get code into production quickly and reliably

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

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