Returners Java Engineer - Returner Programme

Burgess Hill, West Sussex
07 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you want to return to a career in Software Engineering?  Do you have previous coding experience in Java? Have you been on a career break, or working in another sector for more than a year?

We are looking for people who want to return to a career in Software Engineering.    If you have good, but perhaps rusty experience in Java programming and would like to return to a rewarding coding role in a highly supportive environment, then American Express is the place for you.

We are looking for high performing and enthusiastic returning Software Engineers to join the Technology Returners’ Programme at American Express, Burgess Hill.  The Returners’ programme is an up to 22-month programme specially designed as a platform to a full-time role at American Express.

Your primary software development experience will be using Java Technologies.  You will be joining a team of experienced Java programmers who will support your return to a coding career.  You will be paired with a mentor, and allocated time for self-lead learning while you build your skills back up.

Our engineers’ responsibilities include:

  • Writing clean, tested and monitored scalable code
  • Working with Product Owners to prioritise features for ongoing sprints
  • Working with Quality Engineers to ensure automated test scripts are incorporated for new features
  • Performing all technical aspects of software development for assigned applications, including developing prototypes, writing new code and creating APIs
  • Designing and building integration components and interfaces in collaboration with Architects and Infrastructure Engineers as necessary

American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

Each day, we make it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services, enabling them to do and achieve more.

We’re committed to becoming the world’s most respected service brand and daily deliver extraordinary service to our customers, constantly reinventing our ways of working to ensure we offer rich rewards that redefine expectations for our clients and ourselves.

An offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

We place great importance on doing what is right, what is best and what is innovative. And we continue to seek people to champion these values and beliefs as we grow. The world’s a big place, filled with big ideas and amazing people. And we want the best of them here at American Express. We’re interested in where you came from, but we’re even more excited about where you will go with American Express.

We welcome applications from less well-represented groups.

American Express is committed to the diversity of our workforce.  We have strong employee networks such as Women in Technology, Pride, Black and Asian Network, Families at Amex and Disability Awareness Network and we welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability or age.

To complete your application please apply online or send your CV to or, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038)

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