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Job Id : 3010

Jobtitle : Engineer - One SEO

Location : Chicago, Illinois

Company Name : American Express

Industry : Information Technology

Salary : $80,000 - $90,000  YEAR

Job type : Fulltime

Posted on: 2019-08-07

Required Skills : Engineering,Technology, Design

Benefits : No benefits are available

You will be part of a fast-paced Agile team building enterprise tools designed to improve the SEO governance of our sites.


We are looking for a great JavaScript developer who is proficient with React.js. Your primary focus will be on developing platform based application features and implementing them following well-known React.js workflows (such as Flux or Redux). You will ensure that these features 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 is important. You should have previous experience building web interfaces and a solid understanding of design language systems.


Taking your place as a core member of an agile team and driving the latest development practices, your responsibilities will include:


Developing new user-facing features using JavaScript with strong emphasis on 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

Solid understanding on modular design and single responsibility principle

Leading and mentoring a team of engineers that delivers knowledge management solutions to our businesses worldwide

Capability tuning across browsers and mobile devices

Troubleshooting issues and working with product support teams to resolve problems and perform root cause analysis

Working closely with Product Owners in researching and prototyping new capabilities that improve the overall user experience




Our Software Engineers not only understand how technology works, but how that technology intersects with the people who count on it every day.



The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of and proven background in responsive web development using technologies such as: React, NoSQL Databases, GraphQL, Python, JavaScript, CSS, and HTML. 


Other Qualifications will include:


Strong proficiency in JavaScript and CSS, including DOM manipulation and the JavaScript object model

Thorough understanding of React.js, its core principles, and workflows (such as Flux or Redux)

Familiarity with newer specifications of EcmaScript

Knowledge of HTTP2 and websockets

Experience with data structure libraries (e.g., Immutable.js)

Knowledge of isomorphic React is a plus

Familiar with Server Side Rendering in JavaScript

Understanding differing security models, with knowledge of AuthN and AuthZ principles

Solid understanding of RESTful APIs and GraphQL

Solid understanding of JSON Schemas and OPEN API

Experience with modern front-end build pipelines and tools

Experience with common front-end development tools such as Babel, Webpack, NPM, yarn, etc.

Strong understanding of Accessibility and Web Standards

Experience with both Responsive and Adaptive Web Design

Experience with using design language systems or similar

Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements

Ability to perform benchmarking and optimization

Ability to debug performance and memory issues in complex JS applications

Bachelor’s Degree or Master's Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related field preferred

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Collaborative work ethics and ability to work in a team-oriented culture

Highly focused, organized, and detail-oriented

Passionate about creating great technology products and is always looking for creative & innovative solutions to meet or exceed our business partners’ needs

Strong leadership skills & ability to collaborate across development portfolios to drive results

Strong technical aptitude with an intense desire to learn new skills and industry trends

Demonstrated experience in Agile development, application design, software development, and automated testing (Jest, ESLint, etc.)

Demonstrated experience using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, XLR, etc.

Experience with GraphQL data queries would be a plus

Experience with search engine optimization tools and techniques would be a plus


Today, innovative ideas, insight and new perspectives are at the core of how we create a more powerful, personal and fulfilling experience for all our customers. So, if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.


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


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.

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