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Java Engineer - Global Merchant Services

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.

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.

American Express Global Merchant Services Technology is an organization that develops and maintains Business-critical system capabilities that support the set-up, payment and operation of millions of Amex card-accepting merchants around the world. As part of this diverse global team, you will architect, code and ship software that delivers strategic solutions to meet the evolving and growing needs of the Business. Here, you can work alongside other 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. As an Engineer, you would be part of an Agile scrum team reporting to an Engineering Director.

As a Software Engineer, you’ll help to build world class software through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation). You’ll contribute to the design, development, troubleshooting, debugging, evaluation, modification, deployment, and documentation of software and systems that meet the needs of customer-facing applications, business applications, and/or internal end user applications.

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Building software to expected quality and standards using distributed enterprise frameworks
  • Participating in code, test & other quality reviews
  • Debugging basic software components and identify code defects for remediation
  • Enabling the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments
  • Automating deployments in test and production environments
  • Scaling applications based on demand projections

Minimum Qualifications:

Up to 4+ years of software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience with the following:

  • Hands on Java application design, software development and automated testing (Java 8 and higher)
  • Intermediate knowledge of infrastructure technologies and components - familiarity with Cloud computing
  • Experience with Event-driven/Micro-services architecture for high-availability/distributed systems
  • Experience using Spring Framework, Junit, GitHub, Microservices, Splunk and API’s
  • Experience with Test driven development and unit testing frameworks
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as GIT and code build tools like IntelliJ, Redhat JBoss, etc., including DevOps concepts an CI/CD tools
  • Familiar with Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • University Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent experience

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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