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2020 Technology Graduate Programme

Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
Burgess Hill
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

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 will have the opportunity to work across a multitude of features across our software products, like Spring Cloud and Webflux for reactive Java services, or Node.js driving React web applications and even polyglot microservices; latest versions of Kotlin and Swift language features driving the mobile team. We’re often experimenting with new technologies; it’s all about picking the right tool for the right job.

As part of the American Express Technology team you will have the opportunity to work on world-class Card Member experiences on multiple channels, as well as explore different career paths through our two-year rotational programme.  Graduates will have the opportunity to choose from a number of potential roles within our 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
  • Bespoke learning and development programme, e.g. technical, leadership, networking and soft skills
  • Opportunity to impact 80 million customers’ interactions with our services
  • Take part in social activities, charity days, and projects with other graduates, interns, and apprentices

Are you up for the challenge?


  • 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. 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 or recent experience in a similar role. We also accept applications from students of all academic backgrounds with a passion for technology.

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