Senior Engineer - Backend

New York, NY, United States • $120k - $200k • 0.0% - 0.0%

American Express


Acquisition Experience Platform

Role Location

  • New York, NY, United States


  • $120k - $200k
  • 0.0% - 0.0%


501+ people


200 Vesey St
New York, NY, 10285, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • Javascript
  • React
  • Node.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • DB2
  • Redux
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Kotlin
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Go
  • Hadoop

Role Description

The Customer Experience Platform Excellence technology organization develops platforms that power delightful and valuable customer experiences for American Express and our partners. We are looking for software developers to help us craft the APIs underlying web, mobile, voice and chat applications for customer acquisition and loyalty programs.

What you'll do with us:

Lead to the development of platform features on a diverse, multi-functional team, driving feature definition, systems design and prototyping Mentor junior engineers, pair-program with them and model high-performing behaviors for them Influence our culture by challenging the status quo and finding ways to improve how we work Gain deep exposure to a Scaled Agile work environment Continuously learn and implement new technologies and frameworks Collaborate with different teams to understand requirements and implement solutions that cater to the needs of our diverse customer base Triage and resolve production issues with the help of our site reliability team Work directly with product owners to understand business needs Join us if you have:

5+ years of software development experience in multi-project environments Hands-on experience building distributed software systems Practical knowledge of backend web development technology topics like APIs, microservices, databases, asynchronous messaging and cloud computing Mastery of at least one general purpose object-oriented programming language (Java/Kotlin preferred) and the ecosystem around it, including frameworks and tools Comfort with Agile development methodologies and DevOps concepts Experience with software development and collaboration tools (GitHub, Jira, Confluence, etc.) The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to a broad audience of business, product and technology team members An interest in understanding our business and making careful trade-off decisions balancing the desires of many different stakeholders Bonus points if you have:

An undergraduate degree in computer science or a related field Strong computer science fundamentals Deep understanding of networking principles and protocols: DNS, TCP, UDP, TLS, HTTP Working knowledge of modern web development (HTML, CSS, client and server-side JavaScript) Experience in a dynamic startup environment Significant open source or other community contribution Why American Express

Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an extraordinary place to work, and a huge part of why we regularly win the best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to tackle a challenge and make an impact, American Express is a great place to launch or grow your career

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About American Express

American Express is a global services company that provides customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Our principal products and services are charge and credit card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world. Learn more at, and learn more about Technology at American Express at

Company Culture

Since its inception, American Express' success has been defined by its ability to innovate, evolve, disrupt, and take risks. What has remained constant throughout this history of transformation is our dedication to our customers, to our employees and to the values on which American Express was built: integrity, quality, respect and community.

Our open, creative, and collaborative culture is a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. These include Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For and World's Most Admired Companies; Forbes' annual ranking of America's Best Employers; and's list of the Top Companies for Women Technologists.

World-class benefits and programs help our people to balance their professional and personal lives, while continuing to develop their skills and grow in their careers. These include enhanced leave policies for new parents (both moms and dads) welcoming a child through birth, adoption or surrogacy; tuition reimbursement; scholarships for employees' children; Reward Blue recognition program; American Express Leadership Academy development program; technical training; diversity networks; communities of technical practice; Healthy Living wellness and fitness program; Healthy Minds program; Smart Saving program; and Serve2Gether, Give2Gether and Green2Gether social engagement programs.

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