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Senior Java Engineer - Financial Crimes
American Express
Fully Remote
role reference:  wyw_#00411
Location
Fully Remote
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Full-time
Industry Financial Services
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Closing date 30/09/2022
  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
  • JavaScript
  • JavaServer Faces (JSF)
  • JavaServer Pages (JSP)
  • Financial Services
  • KAFKA
  • JAVA ENGINEER
Description:

We are looking for skilled and enthusiastic Senior Java Engineers with an enquiring mind, to help us build a global platform that will form a backbone of American Express’s regulatory compliance landscape. We are building the platform as a set of microservices, communicating via a mixture of synchronous APIs and asynchronous messaging, as well as an Angular/Express user interface. This approach allows us to grow and evolve our technology stack and take advantage of innovative solutions. Java is the core technology, we are looking for Engineers who understand a range of associated technologies and have a proven ability to get to grips with new ideas quickly. We work on a mixture of greenfield development and integration with existing enterprise solutions. 

Joining the UK-based Financial Crimes Technologies team, this role will be focused on driving the development of innovative solutions to satisfy the needs of our business – as an agile team we work closely with our business partners to understand what they require, and we strive to continuously improve as a team. We all have a role in accelerating our delivery of high quality reliable and resilient code, and that means taking control of our complete delivery pipeline.

This is an opportunity to work in a diverse team within a diverse organisation with fantastic scope for career progression, either technical or people focused. Our Software Engineers will be part of the "Know Your Customer " scrum team but will have opportunity to work across the portfolio. The role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Greenfield development using a micro-service, Java/Kafka cloud based containerised architecture
  • Identifying DevOps opportunities to streamline the deployment pipeline and increase the ability of the team to be in control
  • Refactoring and migrating legacy code
  • Understanding the capabilities and usage of other systems, including the Amex Big Data platform
  • Troubleshooting problems by debugging and log analysis, and identifying ways to avoid or simplify troubleshooting through improvements to monitoring, alerting and self-correcting code
  • Taking full part in agile activities and working with an agile mindset of continuous improvement

Leadership:

  • Takes accountability for the success of the team
  • Drives the team’s direction and prioritizes initiatives 
  • Influences team members by challenging status quo, demonstrating risk taking, and implementing creative ideas 
  • 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. 
  • Mentors and guides the team to success

Range of Impact/Influence:

  • Manages and mentors teams of Junior and Senior Engineers through ongoing development efforts 
  • Formal management responsibilities for 2-3 Engineers 
  • Ensures Engineers conform to team standards 
  • Accountable for accurate completion and quality of all documentation and work produced by engineering team 
  • Accountable for delivering a quality product that meets the customers’ needs

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to create clean, high quality, well designed and well tested code in one or more languages
  • Strong understanding of Java Technologies, Spring, and ideally knowledge of other JVM languages such as Kotlin and Groovy
  • Understanding of associated systems and supporting frameworks – version control, build automation, and ideally containers and container orchestration, as well as familiarity with *nix based operating systems
  • Experience in relational databases, Hadoop and associated technology, API use and design, and messaging, ideally with experience of Apache Kafka
  • Understanding of security of data in transit and at rest, and an appreciation of application security vulnerabilities and how they may be mitigated
  • University Degree or equivalent work experience 
  • Experience working with an agile mindset of continuous improvement and agile activities
Key skills:
  • Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
  • JavaScript
  • JavaServer Faces (JSF)
  • JavaServer Pages (JSP)
  • Financial Services
  • KAFKA
  • JAVA ENGINEER
Competitive salary

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37.5 - 37.5 Hours
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