American Express Senior Engineer, Java in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

You won’t just shape the world of software. You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.

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.

So if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.

We’re looking for a Senior Java Backend Engineer and a Tech Leader to join a top talent team working on a fast evolving communication platform that is serving tens of millions of customers around the world.

Someone who is passionate about shaping the future of commerce, servicing and marketing; Someone who is obsessive about good design and great code; Someone who can find elegant solutions to hard technical and functional challenges and can work well within and across teams with other bright minds.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of an agile development team that drives user story analysis and elaboration
  • Designs and develops software solutions
  • Foster the spirit of collaboration across multiple internal teams
  • Participate in code reviews, ad-hoc pair programming; contribute to iterative improvement of tools, automation and practices used by team
  • Mentor team members

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference. American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years,

backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision. Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.

Are you up for the challenge?

  • 5 or more years of experience, Java, J2EE - Backend

  • A BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar discipline, or equivalent work experience

  • Familiarity with security principles, SSL, Cryptography

  • Experience building and supporting distributed highly available systems

  • REST API design and implementation

  • Database - Couchbase

  • SOA, Micro-Services

  • Reactive - Vertx, RxJava

  • Agile/Scrum

  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems

  • Good communication skills

  • High energy and ‘can-do’ attitude

  • Interest in new technologies and tools, industry best practices

  • Passion for shipping quality software fast and frequently

  • Attention to detail

Depending on factors such as business unit requirements, the nature of the position, cost and applicable laws, American Express may provide Visa sponsorship for certain positions.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

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Job Technology

Title: Senior Engineer, Java

Location: OK-Oklahoma City

Other Locations: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Requisition ID: 19002870