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American Express Web Engineer - Javascript, NodeJS, React in New York, New York


You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back .

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible — and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That’s why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

As part of our diverse tech team, you can architect, code and ship software that makes us an essential part of our customers’ digital lives. Here, you can work alongside talented engineers in an open, supportive, inclusive environment where your voice is valued, and you make your own decisions on what tech to use to solve challenging problems. Amex offers a range of opportunities to work with the latest technologies and encourages you to back the broader engineering community through open source. And because we understand the importance of keeping your skills fresh and relevant, we give you dedicated time to invest in your professional development. Find your place in technology on #TeamAmex.

We are looking for a Web Engineer that has a solid understanding of Javascript, NodeJS, React, and emerging javascript frameworks, to work on an agile cross-functional team that values collaboration, automation, and innovation. If you're a JavaScript enthusiast looking to build highly scalable, performant and fault-tolerant applications, come grow your skills as a software engineer at Amex.

You will be part of the Demand Generation & Card Shop group, which focuses on and strives to provide best in class user experiences to our customers when they shop for American Express products. Your work will be at the frontline of American Express’ commitment to excellence to our customers, and thus highly visible, impactful, and rewarding.

What to expect:

  • Deliver features for end-to-end web application development on a multi-functional team

  • Learn how to build applications using our in-house frameworks

  • Collaborate with product owners to understand business needs and participate in refining stories

  • Embrace code review, pair programming, and process innovation to better yourself and the team

  • Optimize code for accessibility, performance, availability

  • Increase the confidence in our deployments by writing tests, contributing to reliability frameworks, and finding automation opportunities

  • Investigate and resolve production issues with the help of our site reliability team

  • Innovate and implement new technologies in an effort to improve our team and applications


  • Have at least 3 years of experience in Web Development

  • Have solid experience with front end frameworks and state management with or similar to React.js / Redux

  • Have a strong understanding of NodeJS, Jest, Mocha, Rest, GraphQL, Express

  • Have experience with modern JavaScript coding, open source ecosystem, and development practices

  • Have a passion for providing the best customer experience, and is comfortable optimizing for accessibility and performance

  • Are comfortable working in an environment based on Agile development methodologies and DevOps principles

  • Take initiative to mentor engineers, and collaborate with others in order to find solutions to the team's problems

  • Are excited about innovation and automation

  • Want to join a team that is always trying to improve and grow!

Currently, the Company requires that colleagues, effective March 1, must have received a booster shot against COVID-19 in order to work in or visit any of our US offices, subject to legally required accommodations. If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to visit our offices.

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

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

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: Technology

Primary Location: US-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22000740