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You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways.  Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible - and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

At American Express, we are growing our cross functional agile team to deliver best-in-class servicing platforms for our customers using modern open source technology operating in the cloud. Team members utilize today’s best engineering practices, techniques, and technologies to build and ship software in small batches to continuously deliver incremental value.

Located in Sunrise, Florida, American Express has a fresh, fun, collaborative, and creative environment in the new regional headquarters campus— a rare find in South Florida. 

What you'll be doing:  

  • Taking your place as a core member of an agile team that drives user story analysis and elaboration, and designs and develops software applications.
  • Write clean and concise code that is well-tested, easy to maintain, and consistent with existing patterns in our codebase.
  • Translate business designs and requirements into functioning applications.
  • Developing and integrating REST APIs between back-end systems to support high-volume intranet applications.
  • Collaborating with product owners, delivery managers, and other developers to deliver a quality product.
  • Taking ownership and responsibility of the work at hand and shepherding code through to production.
  • Actively pair-programming with teammates for collective code ownership and mentoring other engineers.
  • Expert-level knowledge of Java and building REST APIs; experience with Spring Boot preferred.
  • Keen understanding of application architecture and design, preferably in a cloud-native environment
  • Ability to identify coding and environment issues relating to design, stability, and scalability
  • Strong experience with developing code for Relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience in Agile development, automated testing, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)
  • Willingness and ability to lead complex cross-team initiatives without direct authority
  • Learn new technologies quickly and be able to leverage their benefits to enhance existing software

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Event Base Architecture (ex. Kafka) is a strong plus
  • Experience in building component-based applications with modern frontend frameworks, with preference of React/Redux
  • Experience with modern front-end build pipelines and tools such as Babel, Webpack, NPM, etc.
  • Strong sense of extreme ownership and a big proponent of DevOps culture.
  • Familiarity with SOLID principles.
  • Performance testing experience including root cause analysis and resolution for complicated issues
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and working in a large matrixed organization.
  • Business Product Knowledge - Working knowledge of the finance and credit lending industry.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

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Senior Engineer II