Bring Your Passion, Launch a Tech Career

American Express, General Assembly (GA), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) are offering you an opportunity to develop your engineering skills and prepare for a career in tech. 

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Developer Academy graduates who meet program requirements will be fast-tracked to interview for a software engineer position in the Technology group at American Express. This highly-coveted role also comes with a competitive starting salary and benefits.*

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The Opportunity

Powered by GA and in partnership with UNCF, the General Assembly Developer Academy sponsored by American Express is a dynamic program offering free, world-class training for graduates of non-technical majors who have a genuine interest in technology and the motivation to succeed.

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The Skills

Accepted applicants will receive 12 weeks of full-time, in-person training. Learn to build scalable, full-stack web applications using programming languages like Java and React, and develop a strong foundation in front-end development.

1. Application

Fill out and submit the form above to receive our online application. This is your opportunity to show your passion for technology and your interest in the program.

2. Technical Assessment

After a successful interview, you’ll take a guided coding challenge to assess your technical knowledge and skill level going into the program.   

3. Screening

You’ll interview with GA’s Admissions team. We’ll discuss your analytical, communication, and leadership skills, as well as your interest in the program.

5. Rigorous Training

Once enrolled, you’re required to complete 30–40 hours of online pre-course work. The program dates are August 26–November 15, 2019. Class runs Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

4. Acceptance

If you pass steps 1–3, you’ll advance to the 12-week full-time training at GA’s New York City campus.

Application and Program Requirements

Application and Program Requirements

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.

* Students must complete and pass the training program to be eligible for an interview. To pass, students must meet the academic and attendance requirements detailed in the Student Participation Contract. Those who are eligible to interview are not guaranteed a job with the company.

6. Job Interview 

Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to interview for a junior engineering role at American Express.

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 underrepresented 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.

General Assembly is a global educational company on a mission to empower individuals and companies through dynamic training programs in coding, business, data, and design. A leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.

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