Senior Engineer I

Greater London
Full time
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American Express
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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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.

We are creating two new UK engineering teams in London Victoria and Burgess Hill and are looking for two Senior Engineers to lead the most innovative, forward-thinking teams with a growth mindset and an appetite for challenging our approach to software development. If you are open-minded, willing to learn and passionate about building software using great engineering practices then we want to talk to you.

These new teams will be using a variety of tech stacks and working with code, data, and configuration to rapidly deploy capabilities across EMEA markets to fill critical market needs using an inner source model. The Senior Engineers will be experienced in leading teams of software engineers and have a curiosity for diving into new codebases and working in a variety of technologies to power and protect the growth of our International Card Services business.

When considering whether an Engineer is a great fit for our team, we won’t focus solely on languages used or experience, but their ability to think creatively, approach problems with an intelligent mindset, and above all their passion to Make Stuff Happen! We are looking for good communicators who feel comfortable reaching out to other teams and working through problems in a collaborative way.

Our Senior Engineers will need to demonstrate experience and a deep knowledge of our key leadership behaviours: Set the Agenda, Bring Others With You and Do it the Right Way.

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead an engineering team in delivering features with a focus on quality, predictability and throughput
  • Be comfortable working in a nimble, agile environment which embraces uncertainty and evolving requirements
  • Collaborate with engineering leads from other teams to align on design and contribution guidelines
  • Provide ownership of engineering challenges and drive them through to a positive outcome
  • Ensure our solutions are testable, intuitive and easy to maintain
  • Drive good engineering principles, patterns, and practices
  • Be an advocate for great developer experience
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Celebrate team achievements and failures
  • Participate in hackathons, paid 5 days of self-development, innovation and product roadshows


Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experienced leader with the ability to mentor and guide a team of engineers
  • Proven track record of delivering great software solutions
  • Depth of knowledge and ability to demonstrate hands-on coding in at least one language from Java, Kotlin, Go and Python
  • Application design, software development, and testing experience in an agile environment
  • Excited by learning and experimenting with new languages and technology and translating this into working software
  • Willing to take risks and share fresh perspectives
  • Self-directed and able to work in an ambiguous environment through the innovation process
  • Values collaboration and puts team interests first
  • Contributions to open source/inner source projects is a plus

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 working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • 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

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