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Full-time Senior Software Engineer-Java

at American Express in Arizona | AZ Jobs

Job 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!
Senior Software Engineers that join our Technologies team can be assigned to one of several exciting teams that are developing new virtual Internet-based payment solutions, customer service portals, online merchant services support and integration, credit management tools, and suites of web-based applications for cardmember targeted offers that will span over 20 international markets.
You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world-class cardmember experiences across multiple channels, including native iOS, Android, web, social integration, Java services, and APIs. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a core member of an agile team that drives user story analysis and elaboration, designs and develops software applications, and tests and builds automation tools
  • Owning all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications; Performing hands-on architecture, design, and development of systems
  • Performing hands-on software development and testing, typically spending about 50% of time writing code, API specs, conducting code reviews and testing in ongoing sprints, or doing proof of concepts/automation tools
  • Driving consistent development practices – tools and common components; Developing deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains
  • Working with technical product managers contributing to blueprints, and assisting with annual planning of feature sets
  • Identifying exciting opportunities for adopting new technology to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges
  • Mentoring engineers, and may have management responsibilities over 2-3 engineers


This high energy Senior Engineer must have:

  • 6 years of software development experience, and preferably a BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, application design, software development, and testing
  • Thorough understanding of XML, JSON , web services technologies, and data structure fundamentals, with experience in multi-threaded programming
  • Experience with Java applications design and development in an Enterprise setting using J2EE, Spring, SQL DBMSs
  • Experience with a broad range of software languages and payments technologies is a plus
  • Expertise in objected oriented analysis and design across a variety of platforms
  • A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software
  • Ability to effectively communicate to internal and external business partners on solution design


American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law. Click here to view the “EEO is the Law” poster. If the link does not work, please copy and paste the following URL in a new browser window:

ReqID: 13017850
American Express

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