Java Engineer

American Express
Burgess Hill
05 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

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 Engineer to join a dynamic and innovative development team. Responsibilities will include design and development of business to business 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.

As an Engineer you will play a key role in driving high quality application development within the team and taking on high complexity development tasks.


  • 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.

Required skills:


  • Software development experience in a professional environment and/or comparable experience
  • Strong background using 1 or more web frameworks (preferably Spring MVC)
  • Experience with consuming/providing web services (SOAP and REST)
  • Building and running unit tests with Junit and Jasmine
  • 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


  • Java (EE)
  • JavaScript (including popular libraries)
  • RDBMS (DB2/Oracle/Postgres)
  • Jenkins/Maven/Git
  • Proficiency with the following technologies would be an advantage:
  • Apigee
  • AngularJS
  • Distributed caching technologies
  • Cloud/containerised 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 Master's 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.

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process - or need any reasonable adjustments to be made - then please contact the Recruitment Team on or (for Russia based candidates ).