Go Engineer - Global Loyalty & Benefits

American Express

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


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We're looking for an enthusiastic, diligent Golang Software Engineer to work on the global Loyalty and Benefits platform in American Express – 'R42'. R42 is a modern microservice-based Loyalty and Benefits platform, designed to be able to handle all aspects of the Loyalty and Benefits customer experience, globally. Built using modern tools such as Golang, Kafka and Docker, there is ample opportunity to drive innovation and grow knowledge and skills as an Engineer. As a Software Engineer on an R42 Scrum team, you will be building and enhancing features in the Account domain. You will also coordinate and work with other Engineers across the platform to share knowledge and principals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable experience in at least one back-end type safe programming language (Golang Preferred but other experience can be considered)
  • Comfortable/experienced with back-end micro-service architecture and communication, specifically REST and asynchronous messaging services (e.g., Kafka, RabbitMQ etc.)
  • Comfortable/experience within a Scrum framework working with as part of a team to deliver business functions and customer journeys that are tested and automated throughout the CICD pipeline to production

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in professional software development.
  • Solid understanding of test-driven development, including unit, component, functional, system integration and regression tests.
  • Knowledge of software engineering methodology (Agile, incl Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Waterfall)
  • Knowledge of any or all of the following technologies is desired: Kafka, Postgres, Golang, Git, gRPC, Docker, GraphQL
  • Experienced in continuous integration (CI), continuous deployment (CD) and continuous testing (CT), including tools such as Jenkins, Rally and/or JIRA and version control such as GIT or SV

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

To complete your application, please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on recruitment.support.uk@aexp.com

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