American Express Developer Academy 2019

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Skill Up, Get Hired.

Have you ever considered being a web developer? Are you a recent college graduate?

American Express has an immediate need for skilled web developers and will train persons interested in this industry.  The following provides info on how you can receive free training to take advantage of this exclusive career opportunity. No technical experience required.

Diverse candidates are invited to apply for a place in the American Express Developer Academy. This highly coveted program offers vital technology training, powered by General Assembly, ultimately leading to a role as a junior full-stack engineer within American Express.

This is a unique opportunity that invites non-Computer Science majors to launch a career in engineering. Even if you have never written a line of code but have a passion for technology and are motivated to learn, we encourage you to apply!

If accepted, you will dive into 12 weeks of full-time learning that covers a breadth of web development skills enabling you to build full-stack web applications in addition to honing presentation, stakeholder management and interviewing skills.

This program is fully sponsored by American Express and upon meeting graduation requirements, you will be fast-tracked to interview for a highly sought-after role as a junior engineer within their technology team.

Program info.

  • Program dates are August 19th to November 8th, 2019
  • In person training location is General Assembly’s New York City campus at 10 E 21st St
  • This is a full-time 12-week commitment with class running 9-5pm, M-F


More details.

  • Candidates will take a guided coding challenge and sit for an admissions interview before being enrolled in the program.
  • Enrolled students will be required to complete 30-40 hours of online pre-work prior to class.
  • Students will be required to complete homework outside of class time.
  • There are no prerequisites other than a genuine desire to learn and pursue a career in software engineering. This program is open to graduates of non-CS degrees.
  • This is a free program that is fully sponsored by American Express.
  • Persons interested will be required to attend the in-person training offered in New York City.
  • Once you have completed this interest form, you will receive next steps for this dynamic training opportunity.
  • This is perfect for all persons looking to make a career change into the field of technology.


About the American Express Technology Group.

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. Every day, our technologists enable our customers around the globe to achieve their goals. They design and deliver American Express infrastructure and applications across all markets and business units.

To meet these demands, we’re looking for problem solvers who can drive results through precise analysis and programming methodologies, individuals with a strong intellectual curiosity and a passion for innovation, and team players who can convert their ideas into execution.

American Express was recently named one of the 100 Best Companies To Work For by Fortune Magazine, and has won awards for diversity including Top Company For Women Technologists by the Anita Borg Institute and Best Companies For Diversity by Black Enterprise.

Learn more about careers at American Express.

Diversity at American Express.

As a global company, it is vital to our success that our employees are as diverse as the customers and communities we serve. American Express has built a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace—a culture we are committed to continuing.

Through our Global Diversity & Inclusion strategy, we’re able to channel our efforts in specific ways. We aspire to continue to develop a talent pool that brings together unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. We foster a workplace culture where differences are valued and expressed freely and all employees have the support they need to take risks, learn, and collaborate.

About General Assembly.

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most

in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

With 20 campuses and over 40,000 global alumni, General Assembly provides award-winning, dynamic training in coding, business, data, and design, to close the global skills gap.

Learn more about General Assembly.

About United Negro College Fund.

UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation.

UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that our network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving    students to and through college.

Learn more about UNCF.

Take the First Step.

There is a limited opportunity to be placed in this highly coveted program, so please take the first step by registering your interest. We will be launching the full application process in a few weeks and you’ll be first in line to get an invite.

For questions or more information please contact Melissa Jordan via email 

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