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American Express Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona


“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.”

American Express is looking for a results-oriented, high-performing Software Engineer in the Risk Decision Technology (RDT) organization. RDT provides Technology solutions for the Credit and Fraud Risk (CFR) Business Unit starting from the Acquisition of a customer, life cycle of Customer Management and Authorizations.

The ideal candidate will help shape our technology and product roadmap in support of our mission to provide the world’s best customer experience. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across all channels, join our team! You will join a fast-paced product engineering team that is building a SaaS product built on the principle of “author once and execute anywhere” allowing our business partners to rethink how payment products are authored, managed, and executed across critical customer journeys and interactions. As an Engineer, you’ll be required to apply your depth of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, as well as partner continuously with your team daily to stay focused on common goals. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. We welcome diverse perspectives and people who are not afraid to challenge assumptions.

Software Engineer is responsible for:

  • Design and Implementation of core components, api’s using micro-services architecture

  • Implement fault-tolerant, high-performing, and highly available components in distributed environment

  • Implement components that have observability built-in and provide operational support with building monitoring tools/dashboards, ad hoc reports

  • Defect Fixes, Performance Testing, Endurance testing

  • Function as an active member of an agile team through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation)

  • Rapid POC/evaluation of emerging technologies to understand fitment for the product.

  • Work with product owners to prioritize features for ongoing sprints, including new technologies, known defects, and issues

  • Have in-depth knowledge of patterns and algorithms.


This high energy Software Engineer must have:

  • Up to 5 years of development experience in a JAVA environment.

  • Java 8 , Spring Boot, Postgres, Redis, Kafka, Elastic Search.

  • Full stack developers highly desired with deep expertise in Angular2 .

  • Experience in language parsers such as Antlr highly desirable.

  • Passionate about Test-Driven Development methodologies and frameworks to produce high quality code.

  • Proficiency in design and developing cloud-based Applications that are fault-tolerant and highly resilient

  • Good exposure to CI/CD Pipeline with Jenkins, Docker based deployment (Kubernetes) and GitHub.

  • Experience on any of the public clouds AWS, Azure or GCP

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, Application development, and testing

  • Ability to effectively communicate to internal and external business partners on solutions

  • Bachelor’s Degree in CS, CSE or related field required; Advanced degree preferred

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: Technology

Primary Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21021609