FXIP Senior/Lead Java Developer

Burgess Hill, West Sussex
05 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Each day, we make it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services enabling them to do and achieve more. We’re committed to becoming the world’s most respected service brand and daily deliver extraordinary service to our customers, constantly reinventing our ways of working to ensure we offer rich rewards that redefine expectations for our clients and ourselves. 


A vacancy exists for a strong Java developer within the FXIP team in American Express Burgess Hill. The successful candidate will join an existing agile development team building an exciting transformation financial platform involving both green field and brownfield development. The team is relatively new and the codebase growing quickly so this position suits someone who can hit the ground running, form good working relationships quickly and also add value by introducing best practice design and techniques learned elsewhere. The successful candidate will join a newly forming agile team of 10-15 people, and contribute as a senior member of the development team. The team is led by an experienced technical leadership group.


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


Required skills:

  • Experience as a Java programmer
  • Previous experience working on green-field applications; confident self-starter
  • Good knowledge of core Java, including Spring, Junit, (including Mockito & Hamcrest), JSP, JQuery, Oracle DB SQL, Jax RS, Jackson, Cucumber
  • Experience of Groovy and other JVM languages a plus
  • Experience with MyBatis a plus
  • Highly desirable: REST/SOAP, Struts – legacy, Domain Driven Design (DDD), Event sourcing/CQRS
  • Must have proven experience with Agile/extreme programming (XP) methodology
  • Experience of continuous delivery & continuous improvement methods required
  • Knowledge of automated build / continuous integration platforms, especially Maven and Jenkins (Gradle useful)
  • Excellent spoken and written English, clear oral communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to express new ideas, concerns and opinions directly to wider team in team meetings via teleconference
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential
  • Must be proactive, enthusiastic, flexible, and results driven
  • Experience in working with colleagues in other locations, especially offshore development colleagues in India & US
  • Good knowledge of microservice style architecture design, non blocking RESTful APIs and reactive programming



We place great importance on doing what is right, what is best and what is innovative. And we continue seeking people to champion these values and beliefs as we grow. The world’s a big place, filled with big ideas and amazing people. And we want the best of them here at American Express. We’re interested in where you came from, but we’re even more excited about where you will go with American Express. 


To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on recruitment.support.uk@aexp.com or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).


ReqID: 16012149

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