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Each day, we make it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services, enabling them to do and achieve more.
We're committed to becoming the world's most respected service brand and daily deliver extraordinary service to our customers, constantly reinventing our ways of working to ensure we offer rich rewards that redefine expectations for our clients and ourselves.
American Express Technologies are looking for an experienced Java Developer to join a dynamic and innovative development team working on a suite of international payments applications including developing cloud-based APIs for a high-profile enterprise platform. Responsibilities will include development of enterprise-scale Java applications, ensuring service orientation and scalability. A successful candidate requires excellent problem solving skills as well as a good knowledge of web technologies.
Analyse requirements/user stories to appropriately support design activities
Perform all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications including developing prototypes and writing new code/APIs
Function as an active member of an agile team through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation)
Conduct code reviews and tests of automated build scripts
Debug software components, identify, fix and verify remediation of code defects (own work and the work of others)
Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
Provide continuous support for ongoing production application availability
Write user guides for technical and non-technical audiences
Work with product owners to prioritise features for ongoing sprints and manage a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues
Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
Qualifications Required skills:
Software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience
Experience with consuming/providing web services (SOAP and REST)
Building and running unit tests with Junit
Experience with 1 or more commercial Java application servers, ideally including JBoss
Experience with build automation tools and version control, such as Git, including branching and merging strategies
Proven track record in development of applications from analysis through to release
Experience working in an Agile (Scrum, XP etc.) development environment is a plus
Proficiency with some or all of the following technologies: Java (EE), Microservice Architecture, RDBMS (DB2/Oracle/Postgres), Jenkins/Maven/Git, Solace/Apigee, AngularJS, Distributed caching technologies, Cloud technologies, HA Architecture
A self-starter, capable of taking unrefined ideas/requirements and driving them forward as well as dealing with competing priorities
An excellent communicator, both verbally and written
Bachelors and/or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Systems or related field
We place great importance on doing what is right, what is best and what is innovative. And we continue seeking people to champion these values and beliefs as we grow. The world's a big place, filled with big ideas and amazing people. And we want the best of them here at American Express. We're interested in where you came from, but we're even more excited about where you will go with American Express.
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