4 days ago

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Engineer - Java, JavaScript, Rest API - Digital Acquisition Platform Engineering Group

$85k - $150k

American Express

New YorkUSNorth AmericaAmericasRemoteNew York, NY

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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 lets lead the way together.

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 
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Digital Acquisition organization is looking for talented full stack engineers to join the Digital Acquisition Platform engineering group. We build the core capabilities that power the digital acquisition software platform and enable the journey of a prospective customer of American Express. 

In this role, you will use your extensive knowledge of Web application development and API design to build a variety of technical capabilities for internal and external users. You will create performant, highly available, mission-critical web applications to power user experiences in the digital acquisition platform.

If you were to join our team, these are the kinds of things youd do:

  • Analyze feature requests and prioritize business, technical, compliance and maintenance activities with product owners
  • Work with architects to devise solutions for business and technical needs
  • Collaborate with product owners to understand business needs and conceive features to address them
  • Solve production issues in collaboration with our production support team
  • Work in a multi-functional team with other engineers to design, build, test and deploy web components and APIs in Java/JavaScript and potentially other languages
  • Review colleagues code with an eye toward performance, reliability and maintainability
  • Help our production support team address issues encountered in production and fix defects when discovered
  • Continuously learn about new technologies and help keep the entire group abreast of industry developments and evolving standard processes

Requirements for this position:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience
  • 4+ years of software development experience, to a large extent using Java
  • 4+ years of software development experience, to a large extent using JavaScript to build web apps both in the browser and on the server
  • Strong Java fundamentals (including Java 8 features)
  • Hands-on experience building public REST APIs
  • Hands-on experience building browser applications using ES6 or a later version
  • Hands-on experience building browser applications with one or more of the following component-based frameworks: React, Vue, Angular, Ember, or Polymer
  • Hands-on experience building web layouts with HTML5 and CSS
  • Hands-on experience with Node-based developer tools like Grunt, Babel, and Webpack
  • A solid understanding of modern web development (HTML, client and server-side JavaScript, CSS)
  • An aim to stay up-to-date with the latest technology for web development, including new Java/JavaScript language feature and frameworks, containerization, and innovation in other languages/platforms
  • Hands-on experience with Git and collaborative workflows (gitflow and other branching models, pull request-based code reviews)

Also critical to your success:

  • The insight to notice problems in how we work, and the initiative to fix them
  • The ability to see and to understand the larger context in which your team works and to craft solutions within that context
  • Adaptability to changes in product requirements, organizational structures and business conditions
  • A strong belief in your personal responsibility for ensuring quality craftsmanship
  • An open, collaborative spirit

Bonus points:

  • Hands-on experience with popular scripting languages like Node JS, Ruby and Python
  • Strongly-held opinions on the Java ecosystem
  • Experience using other JVM languages (Closure, Scala, Kotlin)
  • Experience with DDD (Domain Driven Design)
  • Experience in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Contribution to open source projects
  • Building and maintaining personal projects in public repositories like GitHub
  • Building native mobile device applications using React Native or similar non-native toolset
  • Winner or joint-winner of hackathon-like events relevant to experience
  • Hands-on experience or interest in user experience (UX) and/or user interaction (UI) design
  • Solid understanding of data security including session-based/token-based authentication, multi-layered security and defense against known attacks such as SQL injection
  • Basic familiarity with shell scripting and Unix system programming
  • Comfort programming in a Unix-based environment
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and practices such as Scrum/Kanban, iterations, user stories and development flows using continuous delivery, and automated testing

Salary Range: $85,000.00 to $150,000.00 annually + bonus + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we’ll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

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 
  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan 
  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits 
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need 
  • 20+ weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy 
  • 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

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site.

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

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. Thats why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

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