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American Express Golang R42 Engineer II 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 embarking on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join our transformation team! You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world-class cardmember experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers. Software Engineers who join our Loyalty Technology team will be assigned to one of several exciting teams that are developing a new, nimble, and modern loyalty platform which will support the key element of connecting with our customers where they are and how they choose to interact with American Express.

  • Be part of an enthusiastic, high performing technology team developing solutions to drive engagement and loyalty within our existing cardmember base and attract new customers to the Amex brand.

  • The position will also play a critical role partnering with other development teams, testing and quality, and production support, to meet implementation dates and allow smooth transition throughout the development life-cycle.

  • The successful candidate will be focused on building and executing against a strategy and roadmap focused on moving from monolithic, tightly coupled, batch-based legacy platforms to a loosely coupled, event-driven, microservices-based architecture to meet our long-term business goals.


  • Position requires a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field followed by 2 - 4 years of experience in a modern development stack (Golang – preferred or Java).

  • Knowledge of Event driven, Microservices based architecture or distributed architecture

  • Experience designing and developing REST APIs for high volume clients

  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases, including PostgreSQL, Elastic, Couchbase, or Cassandra is a plus

  • Experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Gitlab CI) a plus

  • Experience with automated build and test frameworks a plus

  • Experience with container and container orchestration technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes, a plus

  • Experience in application design, software development, and testing, preferably in an Agile environment

  • Experience working with Git on small to medium sized teams

  • Experience with open-source frameworks is a plus – especially maintaining or contributing to open-source projects

  • Experience with Atlassian software development and collaboration tools (Bitbucket, JIRA, Confluence, etc.), a plus

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

  • Strong ability to develop unique, outside the box ideas

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving/quantitative skills

  • Willing to take risks, experiment, and share fresh perspectives

  • Aptitude for learning and applying programming concepts

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external business partners

Preferred Additional:

  • Knowledge of payments industry

  • Experience with coding skills across a variety of distributed technologies

  • Experience with a broad range of software languages and payments technologies

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

Other Locations: US-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 21018645