Engineer II

West Sussex
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.

Member Get Member (MGM) is American Express’ Enterprise acquisition referral programme that taps into the advocacy our Cardmembers have for our brand, products and services and turns it into an acquisition opportunity. Through MGM, consumers and small businesses can recommend American Express products for their friends, family, and colleagues – the programme engages our Cardmembers, allowing them to unlock true value for their friends with unique enriched offers, while earning rewards for themselves. MGM is the fastest growing card acquisition channel for American Express globally and is a key priority for 2024 and beyond, given strong underlying economics, relative under-penetration of the Cardmember base and significant appetite for investment.

This position is an opportunity for a Java Engineer to join one of our teams; working on solutions for both Cardmembers and their friends. Primary responsibilities of the role would include designing and developing new APIs to enhance our multiple experiences, writing associated unit tests and partnering with our product owners to define and deliver on our backlog.

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.

How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Perform all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications, including developing prototypes, writing new code and creating API's
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies
  • Owning accountability for the delivery of quality code that is fully tested and scalable
  • Work with Product Owners to define requirements for new features, contribute to product roadmaps and plan increments of work
  • Design and build integration components and interfaces in collaboration with Architects and Infrastructure Engineers as necessary
  • Collaborate with other Engineering teams within the enterprise; finding opportunities to educate and learn from them

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years or more experience of working with Java and Spring
  • Experience with TDD practices and test frameworks such as Junit / Mockito
  • Knowledge of HTTP best practices
  • Knowledge of RESTful API and microservice design patterns
  • CICD and build tools experience, e.g., GitHub, NPM and Jenkins
  • Demonstrated experience of working with a team of Engineers
  • Hands-on experience with aspects of application design and software development
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, related Engineering or Science degree
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • Experience in relational data modelling and analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with one or more data-storage technologies. E.g. RDBMS (Oracle, SQL Server, etc), document databases (Cassandra DB, MongoDB, etc), search engines (Elasticsearch, Apache Solr, etc)
  • Strong communication skills - able to explain technical concepts to designers, product managers and business partners in ways that are meaningful to them

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of a front end Javascript framework e.g., React, Angular
  • Deploying to a Cloud platform and working with associated tools (e.g. Docker, Openshift)
  • Performance and monitoring tools (e.g. Splunk, Dynatrace, ELK)
  • Experience with the reactive programming model (e.g. Spring Webflux/Reactor, RxJava)

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.