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American Express Backend Software Engineer - Money Movement in Sunrise, Florida


You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

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 #TeamAmex, 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. 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.

The Modern Money Movement initiative is an exciting opportunity to solve complex challenges and to build a novel Platform that is going to power the next generation of Amex financial products. We are a team of entrepreneurial disruptors with a great FinTech Engineering culture at the forefront of innovation in the industry. We are building amazing GraphQL and APIs, intelligent payment routing decision engines, an ISO20022 framework, AI/ML driven data pipelines, and fluid integrators with Global Payment Infrastructure and the banking system.

Our team is responsible for mission critical customer journeys, including “Pay your Amex Bill,” “Plan your Payment” and “Get a Loan.” Our goal is to decouple our assets, such as our ACH engine and bank validation, and make it easy for others in the company to build world class customer experiences.

We are looking for Engineers that are open-minded, willing to learn, and are passionate about building great software. As we decide if an Engineer is a fit for our Team, we will not focus solely on experience or languages used, but the ability to think out of the box and approach problems with a clever mindset. We are influenced by The Twelve-Factor App principles, and we have picked modern ergonomic languages that maximize productivity and readability, i.e., modern JVM: Quarkus/Micronaut with Kotlin and lightweight Go command tools. Architecture is event driven microservices leveraging Kafka, and our polyglot-persistence includes Postgres and Cassandra.


  • Build software as part of a nimble agile Team where you have every opportunity to make an impact on the bottom line and contribute to the architecture.

  • Ensure our infrastructure is safely extensible, scalable, reliable and meets SLAs for both external and internal users.

  • Create a brand for our platform composed of amazing APIs, Developer Portal, Tutorials and SDKs.

  • Ensure our solutions are testable, intuitive, and easy to maintain.

  • Use state of the art tools for remote collaboration and developer happiness, i.e., IntelliJ CodeWithMe and Tuple

  • Participate in design and code reviews for key components and cross Enterprise initiatives.


  • Experience in backend reactive programming languages: Java 8 and/or Kotlin.

  • Proven track record developing lightweight reactive microservices: Vert.x, Quarkus, Micronaut or Spring Boot.

  • Deep understanding of event driven architecture and messaging: Kafka, webhooks, asynchronous API design.

  • Experience with PostgreSQL or equivalent relational databases.

  • Have experience working as an individual contributor as part of a cross functional agile team. Experience in FinTech is a massive plus.

  • Have proven experience in supporting mission critical platforms with high levels of availability and service continuity.

  • Have solid experience in cloud-based architecture and distributed systems.

  • Have exceptional written and communication skills and have the ability to express dissenting opinions in a constructive manner.

  • Self-directed and able to work on an ambiguous environment through the innovation process.

  • Care about learning and being open minded about switching approaches and experimenting.

  • Value collaboration and put the Team interests always above self.

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

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

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

In order to work in or visit any of our offices in the United States, we require colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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Job: Technology

Primary Location: US-Florida-Sunrise

Other Locations: US-New York-New York

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22000213