June 11, 2021

You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground.
The Loyalty & Benefits Platform is part of the larger Enterprise Platforms Center of Excellence where product, engineering and delivery resources have been organizationally brought together to improve speed to market and further unlock value across core capabilities.
We are on a journey to create world’s best loyalty & benefit experiences for our customers with a team of energetic and passionate talents using agile practices to build highly available, nimble, extensible & modern platform for loyalty, R42.
The Staff Engineer, R42 Platform will provide deep technical knowledge and solution delivery at a platform level. This leader will be primarily responsible for implementing new, highly scalable platform components, enhancing and maintaining existing components of core R42 Platform by partnering and collaborating with Product leadership team. The ideal candidate is a technical expert with a strong software engineering background, which will take a hands-on approach to guide teams of incredibly talented smart creatives in continuing to transform and modernize our core and most critical platform R42, while enabling the team to deliver tangible value to our business stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Highly collaborative and provide technical expertise to help engineers overcome technical problems
  • Work with the platform application team and platform journey team to implement new scalable platform components, 50-60% of the time is spend on coding and hands-on technical implementation, comes up with architecture, design, engineering, and implementation of key R42 platform components
  • Provide hands-on solution to develop micro services and prototypes next generation of applications and proof of concepts for the new technologies
  • Work with Principal Engineers and Architects to define solution requirements and technical implementation approach
  • Drive both high-level and detailed technical designs and lead design reviews and woodshedding
  • Actively participate in team and company-wide Architecture and Engineering discussions and forums
  • Sets up best practices for software development and test
  • Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • Analyze, design, program, debug, and modify software for use in local, networked, cloud-based or Internet-related environments
  • Responsible for health and quality of the code across the portfolio, including leadership functional testing, and CI/CD tool integration

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Significant active Engineering experience in a complex environment and/or comparable experience
  • Experience with design and implementation of distributed applications
  • Hands-on coding experience in the R42 platform primary technology stack (Go, Docker, K8s, Kafka, Elastic and Postgres relevant frameworks, languages, OS libraries, etc.)
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software
  • Understanding of and experience with core American Express Enterprise Platforms a plus
  • Recent hand-on experience with modern software engineering concepts (e.g.CI/CD, DevOps, containers, microservices, etc.)
  • Proven ability to transform business requirements into high-quality production software
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize the performance of enterprise software systems and/or components
  • Ability to participate in the prevention, diagnosis, and resolution of system outages as an expert in the underlying platform architecture
  • University degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or related field
  • Masters degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or related field a plus

Why American Express?
There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.
Amex have been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.
We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.
Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.
The powerful backing of American Express.
Don’t make a difference without it.
Don’t live life without it.
To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on recruitment.support.uk@aexp.com .