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Ian Freeman Business Development Manager

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Category Eng Services (Build/Release)
Employment Type W2 Contract
Compensation $0.00 - $0.00
Location United States, AZ - 85054

Client Introduction

In 2017-2019, Forbes named our client as a Top 25 most valuable brand in the world (and #1 in financial services), estimating the brand to be worth $24.5 billion and growing. In 2018 and 2019, Fortune ranked them as a Top 15 most admired company worldwide, and a Top 25 best company to work for.

We have an exciting, highly visible opportunity with this Fortune 15, next-gen group with more than 112 million business and consumer customers globally across 130 countries that is completely disrupting the $134.1 trillion global industry – named Top 25 most valuable brand worldwide with an annual revenue of $35 billion, which is increasing 5% year after year.

This is a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York with a corporate Satellite office in Phoenix and is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Job Description

Our client 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 the technology and product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join this amazing transformation team!

You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world-class cardmember experiences. We are looking for an innovative, experienced, and talented senior software engineer who will work closely with business unit and development team to develop new system capabilities as defined within the technical/ functional specifications.

Job Responsibilities

• Responsible for leading projects, designing system solutions, developing custom applications and modifying existing applications to meet distinct and changing business requirements. Handle coding, debugging, and documentation, as well working closely with SRE team. Provide post implementation and ongoing production support

• Develop and design software applications, translating user needs into system architecture.  Assess and validate application performance and integration of component systems and provide process flow diagrams. Test the engineering resilience of software and automation tools. 

• You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers. Software Engineers who join our Loyalty Technology team will be assigned to one of several exciting teams that are developing a new, nimble and modern loyalty platform which will support the key element of connecting with our customers where they are and how they choose to interact with American Express.

• Be part of an enthusiastic, high performing technology team developing solutions to drive engagement and loyalty within our existing cardmember base and attract new customers to the Amex brand.

• The position will also play a critical role partnering with other development teams, testing and quality, and production support, to meet implementation dates and allow smooth transition throughout the development life-cycle.

• The successful candidate will be focused on building and executing against a strategy and roadmap focused on moving from monolithic, tightly coupled, batch based legacy platforms to a loosely coupled, event-driven, microservices-based architecture to meet our long-term business goals.


• Knowledge of payments industry
• Experience with coding skills across a variety of distributed technologies
• Experience with a broad range of software languages and payments technologies

Required Experience

• Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field followed by 6-8 years of experience in a modern development stack (Java, Node, or Golang preferred).
• Experience in application design, software development, and testing, preferably in an Agile environment.
• Experience working with Git on small to medium sized teams.
• Experience with open source frameworks is a plus – especially maintaining or contributing to open source projects!
• Experience with relational and NoSQL databases, including PostgreSQL, Couchbase, or Cassandra is a plus.
• Experience designing and developing REST APIs for high volume clients.
• Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Gitlab CI) a plus.
• Experience with automated build and test frameworks a plus.
• A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software.
• Experience with container and container orchestration technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes, a plus.
• Experience with Atlassian software development and collaboration tools (Bitbucket, JIRA, Confluence, etc.), a plus.
• Strong ability to develop unique, outside the box ideas
• Strong analytical, problem-solving/quantitative skills
• Willing to take risks, experiment, and share fresh perspectives
• Aptitude for learning and applying programming concepts.
• Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external business partners.

Required Education

• Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field followed by 6-8 years of experience in a modern development stack (Java, Node, or Golang preferred).

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