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Java Engineer (+ Kotlin)

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom - Full Time

Company Name

American Express

Job Description

Don’t just have a great idea, build it.

We are looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic Java Engineer with an enquiring mind, to help us build a global platform that will form a backbone of American Express’s regulatory compliance landscape. We are building the platform as a set of microservices communicating via a mixture of synchronous APIs and asynchronous messaging, as well as an Angular/Express user interface. This approach allows us to grow and evolve our technology stack and take advantage of innovative solutions. Java is the core technology but we need someone who can identify opportunities and limitations presented by new and evolving technologies, languages and frameworks and who can communicate their ideas and help bring the team in the same direction – you will have a proven ability to understand and explain complex systems at appropriate levels for different audiences, you will be someone who enjoys experimenting and creating proofs of concept, but has a solid understanding of the underlying principles of software design and computer science. 

Joining the UK-based KYC, AML and Regulatory Reporting Technologies team, this role will be focused on driving the development of innovative solutions to satisfy the needs of our business – as an agile team we work closely with our business partners to understand what they require, and we strive to continuously improve as a team - we all have a role in accelerating our delivery of high quality reliable and resilient code, and that means taking control of our complete delivery pipeline.

This is an opportunity to work in a diverse team within a diverse organisation with fantastic scope for career progression, either technical or people focused. You will have a chance to work in a vibrant campus that has, over the last few years, brought together a range of highly skilled technical people covering every level of experience and a real variety of backgrounds. You will be able to help decide what technologies are used – we embrace innovation both in our day to day work and through events such as hackathons and internal tech conferences.

The Java Engineer will be part of "Know Your Customer " scrum team but will have opportunities to work across the portfolio. The role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Designing solutions that allow our platform to grow and evolve to handle new requirements and change.
  • Greenfield development using a micro-service, cloud based containerised architecture, and integrations with existing enterprise solutions.
  • Identifying DevOps opportunities to streamline the deployment pipeline and increase the ability of the team to be in control.
  • Refactoring and migrating legacy code.
  • Understanding the capabilities and usage of other systems, including the Amex Big Data platform (built on Hadoop).
  • Troubleshooting problems by debugging and log analysis, and identifying ways to avoid or simplify troubleshooting through improvements to monitoring, alerting and self-correcting code.
  • Taking full part in agile activities and working with an agile mindset of continuous improvement.

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:

  • Ability to  create clean, high quality, well designed and well tested code in one or more languages.
  • Ability to describe complex distributed systems verbally and diagrammatically/verbally together with the ability to design solutions and understand the trade-offs involved.
  • Experience and strong understanding of Java Technologies, Spring, and ideally knowledge of other JVM languages such as Kotlin and Groovy.
  • Experience and understanding of associated systems and supporting frameworks – version control, build automation, and ideally containers and container orchestration, as well as familiarity with *nix based operating systems.
  • Experience of relational databases, Hadoop and associated technology, API use and design, and messaging, ideally with experience of Apache Kafka.
  • An understanding of security of data in transit and at rest, and an appreciation of application security vulnerabilities and how they may be mitigated.
  • University Degree or equivalent work experience. 

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
  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option
  • 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 link 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 [email protected] or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

Click here to apply: https://jobs.americanexpress.com/kotlin/login?jobId=19008512

Skills Required

Java Spring Kotlin Groovy Hadoop