American Express Senior Engineer II in Montgomery, Alabama

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

Focus Leads the design, development, troubleshooting, and debugging of work efforts for customer-facing applications, business applications, and/or internal end-user applications.

Organizational Context Member of a product engineering or delivery and integration team reporting to an Engineering Director or Director Product Delivery & Integration. May have people leadership responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities Software Development • Perform technical aspects of software development for assigned applications including design, developing prototypes, and coding assignments • Function as a leader on an agile team by contributing to software builds through consistent development practices (tools, common components, and documentation) • Lead code reviews and automated testing • Debug software components and identify code defects for remediation • Leads the deployment, support, and monitoring of software across test, integration, and production environments. • Automate deployments in test or production environments • Automatically scale applications based on demand projections Leadership • Demonstrate increased self-reliance to achieve team goals • Influence team members with innovative changes and improvements by challenging status quo and demonstrating risk taking • Be a productivity multiplier for your team by analyzing your work flow and contributing to enable the team to be more effective, productive, and demonstrating faster and stronger results. • Mentor and guide junior team members to success within the team

Scope of Impact/Influence • Leads and mentors teams of engineers through ongoing development efforts • Ensures Engineers adhere to team standards • Ensures Engineering team delivers a quality product that meets the customers’ needs

Education & Experience

5 years of software development experience in a professional environment such as:

• Wide breath of engineering experience

• Demonstrated experience leading teams of engineers

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

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

• Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related experience required; advanced degree preferred

High-performing Behaviors

• Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies to enable business capabilities

• Keeps up-to-date on current research and technology in the industry

• Empowers teams to automate deployments into production environments

• Empowers teams to proactively scale applications based on demand projections

• Takes accountability for the success of the team achieving their goals

• Drives the team’s strategy and prioritizes initiatives

• Mentor and guide all team members to success within the team


• Able to communicate complex data structures and associated components

• Designs, codes, tests, maintains, and documents applications

• Lead reviews of colleagues' work

• Defines test conditions based on the requirements and specifications provided

• Has mastery of the core tools used in the planning, analyzing, designing, building, testing, configuring, and maintaining of assigned application(s)

• Mastery of infrastructure technologies and components

Technology Core Competencies

• Adaptive Communication

• Agile Practices

• Industry and Company Knowledge

• Organizational Change Management

• Technical Acumen

• Technology Industry Trends

Game Changers

• Adaptability

• Collaboration & Teamwork

• Continuous Improvement

• Courage

• Curiosity

• Ingenuity

• Servant Leadership

• Tenacity

Role Core Competencies


• Emerging Technologies

• Programming/Sof tware Development

• System Design

• Testing


• Business Analysis

• Data Management

• Release and Deployment

• Systems Development Management

• User Experience Evaluation and Analysis


• Analytical Thinking

• Builds High Performing Teams

• Coaching and Mentoring

• Decision-Making

• Executive Presence

• Influence and Negotiation


• Business Product Knowledge

• Problem Solving

/ Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions. /

Job Technology

Title: Senior Engineer II

Location: AL-Montgomery

Requisition ID: 18002550