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Full-time Senior Software Engineer-Mainframe

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, but are not limited to:

  • Owns all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications; Performs hands-on architecture, design, and development of systems
  • Manages and mentors teams of junior and senior engineers through ongoing sprints
  • Functions as a senior member of an agile team and helps drive consistent development practices – tools and common components
  • Develops deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains
  • Works closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products
  • Typically spends 30-50% of time writing code and testing, and remainder of time managing team and stakeholders through ongoing product/platform release sprints
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • This “rebel with a cause” looks beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities

Qualifications

This high energy Senior Engineer must have:

  • 6 years of software development experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Agile or other rapid application development methods
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams of engineers
  • Demonstrated experience with Mainframe – JCL, COBOL, DB2
  • Advanced experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases
  • Ability to effectively communicate across third parties and technical and business product managers on solution design
  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems
  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred
  • Experience with MQ, SYNCSORT, and Easytrieve is a plus
  • Experience with web services and open API development, as well as SOA concepts, is a plus
  • Experience with payments technology and industry is a plus

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