Front End Engineer – React, Redux, JavaScript – Digital Experience

at American Express
Published September 13, 2022
Location Phoenix, AZ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

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.

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. Amex 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 on #TeamAmex.

Do you have the ability to put together unique cutting-edge customer facing solutions that increase business value and customer engagement by leveraging strong architectural and UX principles and that are data driven? Do you have a unique combination of deep technical knowledge, business acumen and strong interpersonal skills to help influence and drive results across a diverse organization.

American Express is embarking on an exciting digital transformation driven by an energetic team of high performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our Technology and Product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across the globe through various channels, join our team!

We are looking for a great software developer who understands the fundamentals of web and is good in JavaScript. Your primary focus will be on working with the architects and engineers in the organization to uplift web applications and develop new web applications using latest web technologies such as React and Node and bring modern web practices to production applications impacting millions of customers.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

* Serving as a core member of an agile team that drives user story analysis and elaboration, designs and develops responsive web applications using Javascript with strong emphasis on React

* Building reusable cross platform components and front-end libraries for future use

* Performing hands-on software development, typically spending 50-60% of time actually writing code and unit tests, doing proof of concepts, conducting code reviews, and testing in ongoing sprints

* Performing ongoing refactoring of code, utilizing visualization and other techniques to fast track concepts, and delivering continuous improvement

* Developing deep understanding of integrations with other systems and platforms within the supported domains

* Bring a culture of innovation, ideas, and continuous improvement

* Challenging status quo, demonstrate risk taking, and implement creative ideas

* Manage your own time, and work well both independently and as part of a team.

* Good attitude, willingness to learn and collaborate

* Work closely with product managers, back-end and other front-end engineers to implement versatile solutions to tricky web development problems

* Finalizing HTML prototypes into Web Applications by integrating with back-end services and functionality

* Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code

* Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers

* Drive automation and ensure automated test scripts are completed for new features in partnership with QA Engineers..

* Demonstrate a passion for continuous learning and willingness to adopt new technologies.

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. Amex

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

on #TeamAmex.

* BS or MS degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline or equivalent 3-4 years of work experience

* 2-3 years' experience working in JavaScript and able to demonstrate good javascript knowledge

* Able to demonstrate good web fundamentals & knowledge of DOM

* 2-3 yrs Experience writing adaptive and responsive UI applications

* Knowledge of HTML5, CSS, React, Redux. Knowledge of Angualr a plus.

* 1-2 yrs hands on experience working on React with recent experience in ES6

* Experience with common front-end development tools such as Babel, Webpack, NPM, yarn, etc

* Knowledge of Server-Side Rendering in JavaScript is a plus

* Solid understanding of JSON Schemas and RESTful APIs is a plus

* 1-2 years Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD) / Behavior Driven Development (BDD) practices, unit testing, functional testing, system integration testing, regression testing, GUI testing, web service testing, and browser compatibility testing, including frameworks such as Selenium, WebDriverIO, Cucumber, JUnit, Mockito

* Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery environment

* Good communication skills - able to explain technical concepts to designers, product managers and business partners in ways that are meaningful to them

* 2-3 yrs working in an Agile or SAFe Agile development environment is a plus

* Experience in a11y and i18N is a plus

* Experience working on javascript in Node JS is a plus

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.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e., 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J) in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

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.

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