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American Express C# .NET Senior Engineer II in Phoenix, Arizona


You won’t just shape the world of software.

You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.

Our Software Engineers not only understand how technology works, but how that technology intersects with the people who count on it every day. Today, innovative ideas, insight and new perspectives are at the core of how we create a more powerful, personal and fulfilling experience for all our customers. So if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.

You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground.

There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:

  • Taking your place as a core member of an agile team driving the latest development practices

  • Writing code and unit tests, working with API specs and automation

  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies

  • Leading a team of engineers that delivers knowledge management solutions to businesses worldwide


How will you make an impact in this role?

  • Solution Design and Development. Performs all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications including:

  • Developing prototypes utilizing visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts.

  • Writing new code and API's.

  • Perform hands-on architecture, design, and development of systems.

  • Function as a member of an Agile team and helps drive consistent development practices - tools, common components, and documentation.

  • Typically spend >70% of time writing code and testing, and remainder of time collaborating with stakeholders through ongoing product/platform releases.

  • Perform unit and assembly testing of software components including the design, implementation, evaluation, and execution of unit and assembly tests.

  • Conduct code reviews and builds test automation.

  • Drive Engineering Excellence Principles and track metrics.

  • Debug software components, identifies, fixes and verifies remediation of code defects.

  • Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies and simplify Architecture.

  • Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation.

  • Prepared to challenge the status quo and drive innovation.

  • Generate creative ideas and solutions.

  • Keep up to date on current research and technology in the industry.

  • Identify novel approaches for completing work assignments more effectively or efficiently and works within the "established" system to push for "a better way."

  • Review, select, and disseminate information regarding key technologies, best practices, and tools to others in the group.

  • Understand technical aspects of one's job and uses appropriate technology for the situation at hand.

  • Try new approaches when problem solving, seeking ideas, or suggestions from others as appropriate.

  • Seek continuous improvement by considering solutions that make novel use of existing ideas, approaches, technologies, or products.

  • Identify several ways to do things differently that will continuously improve the product.

  • Carry out systematic and rational analysis to identify the root cause of problems.

  • Assess information from different angles and various sources to discover the root cause of the issue.

  • Work closely with product owners on blueprints and annual planning of feature sets that impact multiple platforms and products.

  • Work with product owners to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues.

Please note, Salary increases in case of a lateral move are provided only on an exception basis and in line with compensation guidelines.

This position is approved for applicants across all Business Units.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 12 years of software development experience, and preferably a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Technical disciplines.

  • 12 years of hands-on industry experience in designing and coding applications leveraging C#, ASP .NET, .NET Core, .NET framework, REST, SQL and other related Microsoft technologies

  • At least 10 years’ experience working in an Agile (Scrum, SAFe) team with working knowledge of agile processes and ceremonies

  • Proven track to define Microservices leveraging Rest principles and convert monolithic application to Microservices or Components

  • Knowledge of Big Data, Kafka, React JS, Couchbase, MongoDB and other innovative and emergent technologies preferred

  • As the Senior Engineer on the team, the applicant will need to handle any Technical issues that are beyond the capability of the other members of the team.

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, application design, software development, and testing.

  • Hands-on experience in leveraging CI/CD processes (Jenkins, XLR, Maven etc.)

  • Good Understanding of Internal and Public cloud technologies. Proven work experience /professional certifications are a plus.

  • Expertise in objected oriented analysis and design across a variety of platforms.

  • A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software.

  • Ability to proactively support colleagues and collaborates with them to help achieve targets.

  • Proven Recognition of the importance of teamwork to achieve objectives.

  • Hands-on expertise with application design, development, and automated testing

  • Experience with distributed (multi-tiered) systems, algorithms, and relational databases

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to present complicated technical solutions to stakeholders.

At the core of Software Engineering:

Every member of our team must be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business core competencies, including:

  • Agile Practices

  • Software Configuration

  • Programming Languages and Frameworks

  • Business Requirement Analysis

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Business Product Knowledge

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: 21013172