washingtonengineering | Senior Engineer in Olympia, WA

Senior Engineer

  • American Express
  • 1999 Sawyer St SE
  • Olympia, WA 98507
  • Full-Time
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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 Senior JavaScript developer who is proficient with React.js and GraphQL. Your primary focus will be on developing user interface components and implementing them following well-known React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux). You will ensure that these components and the overall application are robust and easy to maintain. You will coordinate with the rest of the team working on different layers of the infrastructure. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and quality product is important.

Why American Express?

There's a difference between having a job and making a difference.
American Express has been making a difference in people's lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

We've also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they're ready to take on a new career path, we're right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.

Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.

The powerful backing of American Express.
Don't make a difference without it.
Don't live life without it.



* Developing new user-facing features using React.JS and building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use.
* Translating designs and wireframes into high quality code
* Optimizing components for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers
* Experience mentoring and coaching junior engineers.
* Owning the designs of pieces of the systems, accounting for reliability and availability including identifying and handling failure modes
* Staying in touch with industry standards and current technologies is expected.
* Commitment to software practices of continuous Integration, automated/repeatable testing, and collaborative work environments.
* Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems.
* Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation.
* Demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies and takes pride in how fast they develop working software.
* Working with product managers to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing a list of technical requirements based on industry trends, new technologies, known defects, and issues
* Actively participate in team and company-wide architecture and engineering discussions and forums.
* Be a Change Agent and willing to challenge status quo while helping to drive the necessary changes.
*Qualifications:*
* Strong proficiency in JavaScript, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
* 2 years of GraphQL professional or open-source experience.
* Expert level hands on experience and understanding of React.js and its core principles
* Experience with popular React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux)
* Familiarity with newer specifications of EcmaScript
* Experience with data structure libraries (e.g., Immutable.js)
* Knowledge of isomorphic React is a plus
* CSS preprocessors like Sass or LESS
* Experience with common front-end development tools such as Grunt, Gulp, Bower, Babel, Webpack, NPM, etc.
* Unit Testing with Karma or Jest
* Familiarity with RESTful APIs
* Knowledge of modern authorization mechanisms, such as JSON Web Token
* Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines and tools
* Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
* A knack for benchmarking page performance and implementing optimization
* Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to influence technical and non-technical audiences including those at the Executive leadership level.
* Ability to direct a team and negotiate and influence stakeholders within the team and externally in the broader organization.
* Experience with code versioning tools - Git
* Team player and a hands-on engineer.
* Experience mentoring and coaching junior engineers.
* Commitment to software practices of continuous Integration, automated/repeatable testing, and collaborative work environments.
* Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems.
* Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation.
* Staying in touch with industry standards and current technologies is expected.

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.


**Job** *Technology*

**Title:** *Senior Engineer*

**Location:** *WA-Olympia*

**Requisition ID:** *19004593*


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.