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2 months ago
American Express
Location: Burgess Hill
Job type: Permanent
Sector: IT
Category: Development Jobs
Don’t just have a great idea, build it.

Who are we?

The American Express Global Statements team based in rural Burgess Hill, within easy commute from the lively seaside town of Brighton, and from the buzz of London, are looking for passionate, honed engineers who are outstanding communicators and love working in a team of likeminded colleagues. We challenge our engineers to be creative and efficient in delivery. The expectation is that they will be capable of going faster and learning new technologies to ensure consistency, reliability and availability of our high impact, high throughput applications.

Our teams

The Global Statement team is comprised of around 60 people: engineers, testers, product owners, project managers and director across 6 Scrum teams.

Most team members arrive in the office between 8-10am, when we hold our stand-ups, with some using Skype from home. We use tools such as Slack, Skype, WebEx and Confluence to collaborate.

Operating using SAFe release trains to handle work across the larger organisation where there are around 30 scrum teams we interact with regularly.

The challenge

The Global Statement platform is on a multi-year journey of modernization. This will involve building a next generation of one of our companies’ key systems, which is at the heart of what we do and how we communicate with over 40million customers. You and the team will be challenged to move the tech stack away from mainframe, consolidating solutions into the cloud.

As part of the team your objectives are to prototype, develop and implement new services and events that craft our next generation, modern Statements Platform. You will also be supporting key business initiatives that deliver value to our company by developing innovative solutions in the new platform.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to be involved with the modernization of one of the largest technology platforms that American Express has. In undertaking this modernization and moving to mid-range, American Express are striding ahead of other financial institutions in both applications and infrastructure for these systems.

Tools that we use now (and some we plan to use in the future)

Java 8, Spring, Couchbase, Docker, JUnit, Mockito, Kafka, Apigee, Splunk, AppDynamics, web reactive (spring 5, vert.x), GridGain/Apache ignite, Map-R (big data)

This role may be subject to additional background verification checks.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Qualifications

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.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

* Health care scheme

* Defined contribution pension plan

* Dental scheme

* Virtual GP

* Life assurance

* Income protection

* Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days

* A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans

* Employee Discount Portal

* Back up childcare/adultcare

* Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

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 Campus Recruitment Team.

ReqID: 19004972
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 14, 2019, 11:59:39 AM

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