Engineer, Global Commercial Services Technology

American Express
Burgess Hill
15 Sep 2018
20 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.

We are looking for high performing and enthusiastic Software Engineers to join our Global Commercial Services technology team in American Express, Burgess Hill.

These roles will partner closely with our product owners within collaborative scrum teams, in an environment that values interesting technical challenges, using best practice design approaches and prioritises your professional development.

Your primary proven software development experience will be using Java Technologies; for example some of JPA and CDI, Spring MVC, Spring Data and Spring Boot and RESTful microservices.

Job responsibilities:

Writes clean, tested and monitored scalable code
Works with Product Owners to prioritise features for ongoing sprints
Works with Quality Engineers to ensure automated test scripts are incorporated for new features
Performs all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications, including developing prototypes, writing new code and creating API's
Designs and builds integration components and interfaces in collaboration with Architects and Infrastructure Engineers as necessary

This role may be subject to additional background verification checks.

Required skills:

Relevant software development experience (minimum Java 7, Java 8 preferable) in a professional environment and/or comparable experience such as:
Demonstrated experience working in a team of Engineers
Hands-on expertise with application design, software development and automated testing
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related field;
Experience in Agile techniques, preferably some experience with BDD and TDD
Understands the complete vertical platform environment (technical stack)
Exposure to distributed (multi-tiered) systems and relational databases
Good collaboration and communication skills across all cultures and band levels, and enthusiastic about keeping up to date with new technologies
Some of the following experience would also be desirable:

Knowledge of Spring including MVC, AOP, Spring Boot, REST, XML, Microservice architecture, Cucumber, JPA, JUnit, Mocking, JSP, Oracle DB SQL.
Experience with Functional Programming practices.
Front end web development skills such as HTML5, Javascript, AJAX, JQuery, CSS.
Cloud experience, for example Docker, OpenShift, Unix and service discovery tools.
Experience with performance and monitoring tools e.g. Splunk and App Dynamics.
Experience developing RESTful API’s and micro services.
Knowledge of automated build / continuous delivery, experience of Maven, Jenkins, Groovy and other JVM languages a plus.
Current knowledge of payments industry, financial services or FinTech.

Why American Express?

Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world including recognition amongst the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work and Glassdoor’s 2017 Best Places to Work. If you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

Health care scheme
Defined contribution pension plan
Dental scheme
Virtual GP
Life assurance
Income protection
Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
Employee Discount Portal
Back up childcare/adultcare
Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

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 or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

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