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American Express Front-End Engineer in New York, New York

You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.

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.

You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.

We are looking for a front-end engineer who has great understanding of CSS, JavaScript, and React.js.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing new user-facing features using React.js
  • Building reusable cross platform 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

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:

  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript and CSS, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model
  • Proficient with CSS2/CSS3
  • Knowledge of Accessibility and Web Standards
  • Experience with both Responsive and Adaptive Web Design
  • Experience with using design language systems or similar
  • Understanding of React.js and its core principles
  • Familiarity with newer specifications of EcmaScript
  • Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines and tools
  • Experience with common front-end development tools such as Babel, Webpack, NPM, yarn, etc.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • Ability to perform benchmarking and optimization.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidized staff restaurant.

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: Front-End Engineer

Location: New York-New York

Other Locations: US-California-Palo Alto, US-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 19018594

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