Backend Engineer/Senior Engineer - Future Needs

American Express

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time

Posted


American Express invites you to share your resume to be considered for future Full Stack Engineer opportunities.

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.

Our Engineers not only understand how technology works, but how technology intersects with the customer and clients who count on it every day. Today, innovative ideas, insight and new perspectives are at the core of how we create a more powerful, personal, and fulfilling experience for everyone. If you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and growing your skills, look no further.

We are looking for Backend Engineers to join our Technology teams, we are open to Engineers of all levels and future opportunities will based in our London or Brighton offices. Our Engineers look proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities and have a drive to learn industry leading/innovative technologies and solutions. If you have familiarity with API & integration patterns to securely communicate with backend services and clients, experience working in an agile delivery team, with familiarity with the processes and ceremonies and have a positive attitude, strong communication skills and willingness to learn and share with others, we want to hear from you!

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Design and code user stories for distributed, scalable, high performant and systems using Java
  • Debug software components and identify code defects for remediation
  • Contribute to the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments
  • Collaborate with peer technology and development teams across international locations
  • Share best practices and mentor other team members
  • Support design architect and present new solutions and services
  • Document technical solutions, operational support guides
  • Effective in managing work priorities and your time - both independently and as part of a team
  • Bring a culture of innovation and experimentation, as well as manage risk taking to implement creative ideas
  • Bring a culture of continuous improvement and willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Guide and mentor other Engineers and collaborate with external teams & the Product Owner

Minimum Qualifications:

  • University Degree in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent experience
  • Advanced technical skills in the areas of microservices, APIs, distributed Messaging and Java 11 or later
  • Certification in Java or other technology products
  • Experience with other JVM languages e.g. Groovy, Kotlin
  • Financial Transaction knowledge is preferred – ISO8583 messages, Payment Authorizations, Acquirers, Payment Networks, Issuers, Processors
  • Design patterns (including disruptor pattern)
  • Messaging and distributed systems using Kafka event streams
  • Design and deploy low latency systems and performance optimisation
  • Designing and building Cloud native applications for cloud platforms using Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift

Tech Stack Characteristics:

  • Scalable applications running on Vert.x, Spring Boot or similar using Java v8+
  • RxJava, Reactor, Kafka
  • Java NIO and NIO.2
  • Secure integration with API Gateways using REST endpoints
  • SQL Products: Oracle, Postgres
  • NoSQL Products: Redis, Couchbase, Cassandra
  • Services running on private cloud infrastructure (Kubernetes, Openshift)

Please be aware, this it not an active vacancy as it is for future recruitment needs. You may not receive a response to your application until we have a suitable vacancy available.

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
  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)
  • Flexible work arrangements and schedules with hybrid and virtual options with Amex Flex
  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)
  • 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

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.

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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