Software Engineer - Java, Webservices, Cloud

Short Description

American Express is hiring a Software Engineer who can Identify opportunities for adopting new technology to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges.

Job Description

Function Description:
American Express is embarking on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join our transformation team! You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering projects platform supporting our global customer base.

Our Engineers that join our Technologies team will be assigned to one of several exciting teams that are responsible for the development and management of business critical platforms. You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering projects platform supporting our global customer base. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers. Our Software Engineers not only understand how the technology works, but how that technology intersects with the people 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 all our customers.

Responsibilities:
  • Drive user story analysis and elaboration, design and develop software applications, and test and build automation tools
  • Own all technical aspects of software development (architecture, design, and development of systems) for assigned applications
  • Perform hands-on software development, typically spending about 50% of time writing code, API specs, doing a proof of concepts, conducting code reviews and testing in ongoing sprints
  • Drive consistent development practices - tools and common components
  • Develop a deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains
  • Work with technical product managers contributing to blueprints, and assisting with annual planning of feature sets
  • Identify opportunities for adopting new technology to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges
  • Effectively communicate to internal and external business partners on solution design 
  • Mentor other engineers

Qualifications
  • Critical Factors to Success (Outcome Driven):
  • Business Outcomes:
  • Understand the business needs and design high-quality software applications in a timely manner to fulfill those needs
  • Identify and adopt new technologies to solve existing business needs and predict future challenges.

Leadership Outcomes:
  • Put enterprise thinking first, connect the roles agenda to enterprise priorities and balance the needs of customers, partners, colleagues & shareholders
  • Lead with an external perspective, challenge the status quo and bring continuous innovation to our existing offerings
  • Demonstrate learning agility, make decisions quickly and with the highest level of integrity
  • Lead with a digital mindset and deliver the worlds best customer experiences every day

Past Experience
  • 2-8 Yrs of past experience across;
  • Design and development using Java, J2EE
  • Continuous integration/deployment in an Agile Framework covering the aspect of design development and testing (SDLC)
  • Multi-threading programming, Data structures, & web services technology
  • DevOps and test-driven development

Skills/Capabilities
  • Functional
  • Strong analytical & strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to interpret technical /business objectives and challenges
  • Porting/Software Configuration
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Software development/ testing
  • Object-oriented analysis and design across multiple platform
  • Designing High Availability applications

Preferred:
  • Product Engineering Knowledge 
  • Knowledge of payment technologies 
  • Platform engineering knowledge  (e.g Payments/Merchant services/E-commerce/Supply chain management platforms)

Technical/Platforms
  • Java, J2EE
  • Node, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Relation DBMSs -Oracle
  • AngularJS, React and Node.js
  • RESTful API development
  • Source control (Git, Bitbucket, Svn, Stack Overflow, etc.)
  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Bambo, Maven, XLR, Cobertura, Mockito, SOAPUI, JMeter)
  • Infrastructure Automation (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
  • Container Concepts (LXD, Docker)
  • Orchestration (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm)

Software Engineer - Java, Webservices, Cloud
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American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, we help our customers realize their dreams and aspirations through industry-leading benefits, access to unique experiences, business-building insights, and global customer care. We enable our customers to do and achieve more.
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