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You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we’re supporting our customers’ financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what’s possible — and we’re proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

Engineering Director

As our Director of Engineering, Regulatory and Advanced Accounting Engineering is a member of the Technology Strategy & Corporate Systems (TSCS) – Financial Data Engineering organization which is a high-functioning team of creative, collaborative, motivated and professional individuals driven by the singular mission of partnering with Regulatory and Advanced accounting business partners in the controllership organization to deliver business solutions. 


Responsibilities Include:
  • Build and lead a team of engineers and scrum masters 
  • Delivering financial data business capabilities for Regulatory Reporting and Advanced Accounting 
  • Drive and improve agile delivery on engineering team 
  • Manage financials for engineering team and application infrastructure 
  • Maintains current awareness of latest trends in technology stack specialty  
  • Drive intelligent process automation on team and business partners 
  • Leads the adoption of technologies as appropriate  
  • Manage staff assignments and responsibilities to ensure work is addressed in a timely fashion.  
  • Develop talent: develop people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goal 
  • Customer focus: build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions  
  • Plan and align: plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals  
  • Drive results: consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances  
  • Instill trust: gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity  
  • Ability to solve complex problems and issues  
  • Ability to think strategically and then to develop and execute plans to implement the strategies  
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a broad, potentially non-technical audience  
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions  
  • Expert level analytical abilities, diagnostic skills and technical aptitude 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualification: 

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Overall 12+yrs of IT Experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a people leader
  • High level technical understanding and experience in Java platform(primary technology)
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Experience with budget and capacity management
  • Experience with the following is a plus: SQL, GIT, Python, MongoDB, Couchbase, Jenkins, DynaTrace, Splunk, Cloud, GCP provisioning, Rally, Oracle Financial Services Software, Spark, Tableau.
  • Experience in 24x7 high availability production and incident response processes.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

ReqID: 20003120
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2020, 8:13:14 AM