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American Express

Senior Staff Engineer - Global Commercial Services

New York, NY

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American Express Company is setting a new standard in big data and FinTech and we are looking for a Staff Engineer to help us in our mission to help small businesses be mighty.

Acquired by American Express in 2020, BluePrint is a leading FinTech company changing the way small businesses manage their cash flow. Applying automation and real-time data, BluePrint provides small businesses a suite of integrated cash-flow technologies from flexible lines of credit, digital business checking accounts, fast payments and predictive business analytics. Now with the powerful backing of American Express, BluePrint can offer millions of small businesses the opportunity to access digital tools to help them grow bigger, lasting companies. While we've received numerous awards and recognition-such as Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures, Inc Magazine's Top Private Companies, GlassDoor's Best Places to Work, and Forbes FinTech 50-it is our people, our culture, and our leaders that make BluePrint such a great place to work.

At BluePrint, we strive to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our partners, and our customers. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Key Responsibilities

  • 80% of the role spent coding and/or hands-on technical implementation
  • Work with Solution Architects and Senior Engineers to define solution requirements and technical implementation approaches
  • Drive both high-level and detailed technical designs, producing proofs of concept where appropriate, and conduct design reviews as needed
  • Provide technical mentorship to other software engineers at all levels within the TLS organization to allow for them to upskill in developer and engineering fundamentals
  • Implement new, highly scalable platform components whilst ensuring to leverage what the wider Enterprise has to offer when appropriate
  • Assist teams with the adoption of the patterns, practices, tooling as part of building software the Amex Way by providing hands on support
  • Identify barriers and behavioral changes needed to accelerate the adoption of the Amex Way
  • Work to improve and maintain existing components of the core platform in conjunction with your fellow Engineering Directors
  • Actively participate in team and company-wide architecture and engineering discussions and forums ensuring to share knowledge of TLS with the wider organization while at the same time bringing knowledge back to TLS that can assist in enabling the experiences our Card Members expect
  • Employ technical expertise to help team members overcome technical problems, stepping in when necessary to get things done
  • Health and quality of the code across the portfolio which will be maintained by ensuring technical excellence in all that we do, whilst having the developer experience front and center.

Education & Experience

  • Engineering - significant (10+ years) experience with one or more major technology; history of patent awards preferred; demonstrated technical curiosity (e.g., self directed learning, attending seminars/conventions etc); demonstrated experience with at least one major public cloud provider required (Amazon, Google, Microsoft), certification desired
  • Proven experience in sharing engineering expertise with others to further the team / organization.
  • Architecture - strong grasp on modern architectural patterns; ability to think big picture while implementing locally
  • Hands on coding experience in platforms primary technology stack i.e. proficient in Java (potentially Kotlin), Javascript, React.js
  • Communication - excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to articulate complex concepts for multiple audiences including VP+
  • Experience in modern technologies (e.g. docker, Kubernetes, Java, Spring, Springboot, React.s / Redux) and RDMS & NoSQL databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, Couchbase, Cassandra) along with CI/CD tooling e.g. Github enterprise, Jenkins, etc.
  • Ability to construct enterprise-grade APIs using state-of-the-art techniques and best practices (REST, GraphQL)
  • Proficient in cross-platform integration whilst ensuring security
  • Able to diagnose, resolve, and prevent production issues potentially leading to system outages
  • Proven ability to influence and drive delivery across a geographical distributed organization
  • Experience maintaining and supporting such systems (SRE)
  • Empathy for the challenges of software development and active interest in overcoming these challenges through software development, training and solution support
  • Excellent networking skills and the ability to work cooperatively with and gain the respect of software developers and influencers
  • Ability to give constructive feedback to engineering teams to increase product adoption
  • Leadership - demonstrated technical leadership; act as mentor for Senior and Junior engineers; ability to influence others
  • And proven experience in demonstrating our Enterprise Leadership Behaviors i.e.
  • Set the Agenda: Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective
  • Bring Others with You: Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential
  • Do It the Right Way: Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage

Salary Range: $170,000.00 to $255,000.00 annually + bonus + equity (if applicable) + benefits

The above represents the expected salary range for this job requisition. Ultimately, in determining your pay, we'll consider your location, experience, and other job-related factors.

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • 6% Company Match on retirement savings plan
  • Free financial coaching and financial well-being support
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • 20+ weeks paid parental leave for all parents, regardless of gender, offered for pregnancy, adoption or surrogacy
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

For a full list of Team Amex benefits, visit our Colleague Benefits Site.

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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Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: AMEX-19041220
Employment Type: Other