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American Express Engineer - Java in Helena, Montana


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.

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at American Express. Our technologists design and deliver American Express applications across the globe. To meet these demands we’re looking for problem solvers who can drive results through precise analysis and programming methodologies, individuals with a strong intellectual curiosity and a passion for innovation – team players who can convert their ideas into execution. This team delivers across multiple channels including Java services, web UIs, Angular, and APIs. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative products at a rapid pace, consider joining our team!

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a core member of an engineering team that designs and develops software applications.

  • Troubleshooting such applications.

  • Writing code and unit tests, working on API specs, automation, and conducting code reviews and testing.

  • Effectively interpreting technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulating sound solutions.

  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predicting future challenges.

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.


  • 1-3 years of experience with application design and development using Java, JavaScript, and Angular

  • 1-3 years of expertise in objected oriented analysis and design.

  • Thorough understanding of Java, J2EE, XML, and web services technologies.

  • BS degree in Business Administration, MIS, Finance, computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent work experience.

  • Understanding of SQL, database structures and functioning.

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile development, design, software development, testing, and implementation.

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with a broad constituency base (e.g., Business, Tech, etc.).

  • A proven hunger to learn new technologies and translate them into working software.

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.

Job: Technology

Primary Location: United States

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22026007