Don’t just have a great idea, build it.
Who are we?
The American Express Global Accounts Receivable (Global AR) team based just a stones throw from Victoria Station, London are looking for passionate, honed engineers who are outstanding communicators. We challenge our engineers to be creative and efficient in delivery. The expectation is that they will be capable of going faster and learning new technologies to ensure consistency, reliability and availability of our high impact, high throughput applications.
The Global AR team is comprised of around 400 people: engineers, testers, product owners, project managers and directors.
Most team members arrive in the office between 8-10am, when we hold our stand-ups, with some using Skype from home. We use tools such as Slack, Skype, WebEx and Confluence to collaborate.
Operating using SAFe release trains to handle work across the AR products set there are around 30 scrum teams within the group.
The Global AR platform is on a multi-year journey of modernization. This will involve building a next generation of one of our companies’ key systems, which is at the heart of what we do. You and the team will be challenged to move the tech stack away from mainframe, consolidating solutions into the cloud.
As part of the team your objectives are to provide consistent services, events and batch feeds for our consumers that evoke AR information in a single, global format. Belying these points of consumption the objective is to craft a next generation, modern AR system which will run in mid-range.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to be involved with the modernization of one of the largest technology platforms that American Express has. In undertaking this modernization and moving to mid-range, American Express are striding ahead of other financial institutions in both applications and infrastructure for these systems.
Tools that we use now (and some we plan to use in the future)
Java 8, Spring, Couchbase, Docker, JUnit, Mockito, Kafka, Apigee/Istio, Splunk, AppDynamics, web reactive (spring 5, vert.x), GridGain/Apache ignite, Map-R (big data)