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Senior Java/Kotlin Engineer

American Express

Location: Brighton and Hove

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.

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. 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.

American Express’ Global Commercial Services (GCS) offers a wide range of card and payment programs, expense management tools, consulting services, business financing and cross-border payments solutions to small businesses, mid-sized companies and large corporations around the world. The Supply Chain Solutions Team (SCS) is part of the broader Business Financing, Payments and Digital Experiences organization (BFPD) within Global Commercial Services. The SCS team strives to provide flexible and digital financing solutions for business customers of all sizes in lead markets around the world and drive key business outcomes.

Within GCS, SCS supports B2B & International payments, one of the fastest growing segments of our business. We are looking for a high performing and enthusiastic Senior Engineer to join Supply Chain Solutions Team (SCS) in GCS at American Express in Brighton. This is a great opportunity to join a high-visibility, high-priority Engineering team and help sustain and accelerate the growth of GCS charge volume by taking an innovative and collaborative approach to modernize the tech stack in partnership with key stakeholders. In this role, you will partner closely with our product owners within collaborative scrum teams, in an environment that values interesting technical challenges, using best practice design approaches.

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Write clean, tested and monitored scalable code
  • Analyse business features and user stories and refine with the Product Owner to appropriately support design and build activities
  • Perform all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications, including architecture, design, writing new code and creating API's, conducting code reviews
  • Willingness to learn and work on new technologies
  • Work with Quality Engineers to ensure automated test scripts are incorporated for new features
  • Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Significant experience of working with JVM based languages (Java and/or Kotlin)
  • Hands on experience with Spring Boot, Rest APIs, Kafka in production environments
  • Experience in Microservice architecture and API design
  • Familiarity with Java application servers such as JBoss, Tomcat
  • Knowledge of relational such as Oracle and No SQL Databases
  • Experience with Event Driven and Reactive Programming is a plus
  • Experience of working with CI/CD pipelines
  • Familiarity of working in an Agile environment and working with key product stakeholders
  • Comfortable with mentoring and coaching less experienced engineers

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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