Why American Express?
There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.
American Express is entering into a technology transformation phase driven by opportunities to modernize legacy platforms, and explore modern software to be on the leading edge of the payments industry. American Express is looking for strong leaders to be part of high performing teams that will build and support our next generation platforms. If you have the talent and passion to drive innovation and deliver at a rapid pace, with deep hands on experience in areas of real-time, highly available, cloud-native application development, join our engineering teams to transform our systems.
Your primary responsibility is to lead the development of our next generation distributed platform, aligning resources and delivery with business growth and diversification, while significantly improving service quality and cost-effectiveness. We expect the individual to be innovative and energetic with strong communications skills.
We’re looking for an Android Engineer to work on mobile applications that will be used by tens of millions of American Express cardholders around the world. We want someone with strong technical skills and creativity; someone who enjoys solving tough problems and working with new technologies. This person should not be shy about sharing their ideas and be obsessive about user experience and beautiful code.
As an Android Engineer, you’ll be part of the Commercial Mobile & Expense Management Engineering team whose mandate is to develop new products and platforms for American Express business customers.
You’ll be working in a fast-paced small-team environment with the stability of working as part of a Fortune 100 company. Your primary responsibility will be to work with a small team of designers and engineers developing mobile products. You should be familiar with modern software development methodologies popular in Android and be able to dive deep and rapidly iterate on ideas with your team despite some ambiguity.
Contribute to the design, architecture, and development of apps that are elegant, efficient, secure, highly available, and maintainable
Work closely with other developers and end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
Contribute insights into ways to improve the processes and tools used on the Android team
Be highly motivated and maintain a positive, “can-do” attitude in a fast-moving environment
Follow and help cultivate consistent development best practices
Collaborate with your engineering manager and other software engineers to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain the Android application
Provide thought-leadership regarding implementation best practices
Assist in estimation and assessment of feasibility of features
Foster a collaborative spirit across multiple teams
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems Technology or related field.
Knowledge of developing trends and emerging standards in mobile apps (RxJava, MVP, Kotlin, etc) and wearables
Minimum of 3 year of experience in Android Development and 7 years of experience in Software Development
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Familiar with the whole software development life cycle (e.g. requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, and documentation) and execution models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.)
Great knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
Excellent technical knowledge of Java for Android, Android SDK and Android Studio
Good understanding of RESTful APIs and how to connect Android applications to back-end services
Experience working with testing libraries like Espresso and Junit
Familiar with Continuous Integration (CI) and its use in testing, building and deploying Android apps
Knowledge of the open-source Android ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks
Understanding of code versioning using git, github and gitflow.
Understanding of accessibility and security compliance
Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
Experience in creation and review of software and architecture designs
Experience with Kotlin is a plus
Experience with payments technology is a plus