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American Express Senior Engineer GraphQL and Java in Providence, Rhode Island


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 Team Amex, 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. Here, you’ll learn and grow as we champion your meaningful career journey with programs, benefits, and flexibility to back you personally and professionally. Every colleague share in the company’s success.

Together, we’ll win as a team, striving to uphold our company values and powerful backing promise to our customers, communities, and each other every day. And we’ll do it with integrity and in an environment where everyone is seen, heard and feels like they truly belong.

Join #TeamAmex and let’s lead the way together.

We are looking for a Senior Engineer to shape and drive channel and business services integrations at scale. As a Senior Engineer, you will provide expertise and direction for GraphQL-based design and facilitate adoption across different customer facing channels. You will shape the Graph Data model, define schema contracts and build resolvers. You will lead architecture/performance improvements, defining best practices, building reusable components and also socialize them with other teams. You will take pride in the operational excellence of the GraphQL API and overall business logic tier. You will get to work closely with channel partners, talented product owners, architects and engineers to define and execute the enterprise vision and roadmap. Our data needs to be discovered easily, connected accurately and consumed safely.

Here’s more of what you will get to do:

  • Cross-functional point of contact for technical questions with other Tech Leads and Product Managers

  • Design access paths, query patterns and develop schema first domain models, resolvers and business functions.

  • Create solutions and/or frameworks to make other engineers and architects better and faster.

  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies/best practices to maximize development efficiency.

  • Dedicated to optimizing the performance and scalability of the architecture and infrastructure as the business services continue to grow.

  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automation.

  • Apply your deep knowledge and experience designing and implementing high-performance architectures that are business focused, semantically rich, adaptable, and scalable.

  • Provide mentorship and technical direction to team members on a day-to-day basis. Responsible for the operational excellence of the team.

As part of our diverse tech team, you can architect, code and ship software that makes us an essential part of our customers’ digital lives. Here, you can work alongside talented engineers in an open, supportive, inclusive environment where your voice is valued, and you make your own decisions on what tech to use to solve challenging problems. American Express offers a range of opportunities to work with the latest technologies and encourages you to back the broader engineering community through open source. And because we understand the importance of keeping your skills fresh and relevant, we give you dedicated time to invest in your professional development. Find your place in technology of #TeamAmex.

You’ll thrive in this role if you have:

  • 3 years of experience architecting, implementing, and maintaining GraphQL for multiple instances in Production. 5 years of overall technology industry experience.

  • Experience building adoption of GraphQL as a new technology for mission-critical applications.

  • Excellent knowledge of Data modeling and Data Structures/Algorithms

  • Expertise architecting and implementing multiple GraphQL API based services from the ground up with schema first omni channel and global domain models.

  • Experience with alerting and monitoring tools

  • Familiar with Express suite /Apollo Client/Relay

  • Strong coding skills in Java, Nodejs, or other modern programming languages

  • Be comfortable designing stateless or stateful services on top of cloud infrastructure

  • Experience with Agile development

  • Above all, you thrive in a culture that values collaboration, mentorship, and learning

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related discipline

  • Eligible to work in the United States

Helpful, but not required:

  • Prior proven experience of being a technical lead of a team of 4 members

  • Scrum experience GitHub repo with your own code and schema design we can view

  • Experience collaborating with third-party providers on an as-needed basis and evaluate/debug/implement 3rd party SDKs.

  • React Native/Native app development experience

Salary Range: $110,000 to $200,000.00 annually bonus benefits


American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

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Job: Technology

Primary Location: United States

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22031792