Software Engineer

Short Description

American Express is hiring a Software Engineer who has the Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems.

Job Description

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to -
  • Develops and tests software, including ongoing refactoring of code, and drives continuous improvement in code structure and quality
  • The primary focus is spent writing code, API specs, conducting code reviews and testing in ongoing sprints, or doing the proof of concepts/automation tools. Applies visualization and other techniques to fast track concepts.
  • Functions as a core member of an Agile team driving user story analysis and elaboration, design, and development of software applications, testing and builds automation tools.
  • Works on a specific platform/product or as part of a dynamic resource pool assigned to projects based on demand and business priority.
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies & build reusable components.
  • Ensures timely & effective communication with the reporting manager.
  • The offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Qualifications 
  • This high energy Engineer must have:
  • A BachelorÔ??s degree in computer science, computer engineering, other technical disciplines, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience. Hands-on expertise with application design, software development, and automated testing.
  • Experience collaborating with the business to drive requirements/Agile story analysis.
  • Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulate solutions.
  • Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems.
  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation. Looks proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • High energy, demonstrated a willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software.

Required skills:
  • Strong programming knowledge in Java
  • Solid understanding of data structures, Algorithms & Design Patterns is required
  • Hands-on experience in Big Data technologies (at least MapReduce, Hive and HBase)
  • Understanding and experience with UNIX / Shell / Perl / Python scripting
  • Database query optimization and indexing
  • Web services design and implementation using REST / SOAP
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent communication skills

Bonus skills
  • Object-oriented design and coding
  • Machine learning/data mining. 

Software Engineer
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American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

Each day, American Express makes 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. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, we help our customers realize their dreams and aspirations through industry-leading benefits, access to unique experiences, business-building insights, and global customer care. We enable our customers to do and achieve more.