American Express United Kingdom
Nov 17, 2017Full time
2018 Technology Summer Internship 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! Interns who 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 Interns to join our 10-week Summer Internship Programme, which gives you real on-the-job work experience whilst 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 organisation, giving you the skills and experience to help you accelerate in your studies and future 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 Take part in social activities, charity days, and projects with other interns and graduates Qualifications Are you up for the challenge? Required: Programming experience (in at least one coding language) - you will be required to complete a technical test as part of the assessment process 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 We are looking for passionate, fast learners willing to take on new challenges Educational Requirements Ideally you will be a penultimate year student studying a degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or another scientific, technical, or creative discipline with a predicted 2:2. We will also consider first year students. Location Burgess Hill, Sussex 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 If you require any assistance with the completion of this process or need any reasonable adjustments to be made then please contact the Campus Recruitment Team on . This role may be subject to additional background verification checks. Application deadline 19 November 2017 Please note the Discovery day (assessment centre) will take place on 4th December 2017. This is subject to change.