Senior Engineer II

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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.

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 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 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.


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, API specs, doing proof of concepts, conducting code reviews and testing in ongoing sprints

Drive consistent development practices – tools and common components

Develop 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

Facilitate program increment planning meetings with leadership, business stakeholders, product management and delivery teams on the Agile Release Train(s)

Partner with business owners, product managers and product owners to help assure strategy, vision and road map alignment and execution

Lead a team of engineers in the capacity of a scrum master.

Critical Factors to Success (Outcome Driven):

Business Outcomes:

Understand the business needs and design high quality software applications in 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 role?™s agenda to enterprise priorities and balance the needs of customers, partners, colleagues & shareholders

Lead with an external perspective, challenge 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 world?™s best customer experiences every day



Past Experience:

8+ Yrs of past experience across;

Design and development using Java, J2EE, APIs

Continuous integration/deployment in an Agile Framework covering the aspect of design development and testing (SDLC)

Multi-threading programming, Data structures, & web services technology

Worked in Agile framework

Academic Background:

Bachelor?™s Degree in CS or CSE or Equivalent


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


Product Engineering Knowledge

Knowledge of outbound communication technologies

Platform engineering knowledge (e.g Credit/Payments/Merchant services/Ecommerce


Java 8 & above, J2EE, RESTful API

Microservices design patterns

GoF design patterns

Understanding of Event driven programming paradigm using kakfa, solace, MQs clusters.

Strong understanding of various physical, virtual infrastructure footprints VSS, IaaS, PaaS etc

Container Concepts (LXD, Docker). Orchestration Concepts (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm)

Source control (Git, Bitbucket etc.). Continuous Integration (Jenkins, Maven, XLR, Mockito, JMeter)

Knowledge of microdose, vertx, typescript will be an additional advantage.

Strong understanding of scrum concepts and ceremonies


Scrum Master, Safe certified

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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

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