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American Express Front-End Developer - JavaScript in Itasca, Illinois


Accertify Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express, is a leader in providing software, tools and strategies for preventing online fraud and mitigating enterprise-wide risks. Accertify is committed to providing e-commerce companies with comprehensive and cost-effective solutions to fraud.

Accertify’s development team is looking for a skilled software engineer. This individual will use their software development background and strong analytical skills to help build and enhance Accertify’s industry-leading tools. This individual’s day-to-day work will involve using Java, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, SQL, Linux, git and gradle to design and build software solutions that are fast, scalable and flexible.

As a part of the team, you will:

  • Work with business representatives, Lead Developers, and the Director of Software Development to design, build and test new products and features

  • Use the IDE of your choice to write code in Java, Javascript, HTML and css

  • Participate in the development and testing of internal tools, scripts and other coding projects

  • Work independently or on small team projects

  • Participate in peer code reviews

  • Troubleshoot and optimize code for usability, performance, and scalability

We seek individuals with strong fundamental programming experience, great communication skills, and a love for working on challenging problems.


Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

  • Very strong and demonstrable analytical, problem solving, and debugging skills

  • Professional programming experience in an enterprise setting

  • 2 years software development experience as a Java developer

  • Knowledge of the basic Web technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript

  • Familiarity with basic programming constructs (conditionals, loops, data structures)

  • Experience in Linux OS and command line operations

  • Strong Relational database skills (SQL, JDBC - Oracle and PostgreSQL preferred)

  • Working knowledge of industry standard formats, especially XML, CSV, and JSON; this includes understanding of character encodings like UTF-8 and ISO-Latin 1

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Python or Groovy

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

Job: Project

Primary Location: US-Illinois-Itasca

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 20007703