American Express

Technology Graduate Programme

American Express is continuing an exciting transformation driven by an energetic team. This diverse and creative organisation has the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have an interest in improving your skills in a tech environment while meeting innovative thinkers and serving our customers across physical and digital spaces, join our transformation team!  

Graduates that join our Technology group will be assigned to one of many exciting teams that are developing new virtual Internet-based payment solutions, customer service portals, online merchant services support and integration, credit management tools, and suites of web-based applications for Card Member targeted offers that will span over 20 international markets.

As part of the American Express Technology team you will have the opportunity to work on world-class Card Member experiences on multiple channels.  We are looking for Graduates to join our rotational programme, allowing you to choose from a number of potential roles within our agile Scrum teams; such as Software Engineers, Data Architects, Quality Assurance Engineers, Product Owners and hybrid roles across the organization, giving you the skills and experience to help you accelerate in your career.

What type of work can you expect to do in Technology at American Express?

  • Identify exciting opportunities for adopting new technologies to solve existing needs and predict future challenges
  • Develop software applications as part of a Scrum team
  • Learn technical skills, write code, conduct code reviews and testing
  • Work with product managers to prioritise features for new products and manage a list of requirements based on industry trends and new technologies
  • Design work, such as user experience or graphic design
  • Bespoke learning and development programme, e.g. technical, leadership, networking and soft skills
  • Opportunity to collaborate and network with the external start-up community
  • Take part in social activities, charity days, and projects with other graduates, interns, and apprentices

Are you up for the challenge?

Required:

  • Creative, collaborative and curious thinker
  • Can identify opportunities for innovation and change
  • Passion for technology
  • Desire to learn
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical business partners
  • Capable of working well in a team environment and contributing

Good to have:

  • Experience of developing products or projects either in an academic, professional or personal setting
  • Some entry level software development experience or design or creative experience
  • A technical background is beneficial but not required. We are looking for passionate, fast learners willing to take on new challenges, more than specific technical experience.

Educational Requirements

Ideally enrolled in or completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or other scientific, technical, or creative discipline with at least a 2:2 or recent experience in a similar role.

Why American Express 

Talk to our people and you’ll find out what we’re really all about. Open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative are just some of the expressions you’ll hear. It’s our culture that makes American Express an outstanding place to work, and a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. If you’re ready to take on a challenge and make an impact, you owe it to yourself to launch or grow your career here.

Equal Opportunities Statement 

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or any other status protected by law

This role may be subject to additional background verification checks.

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