Cloud Platform Engineering Director

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Job Description

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. 

About American Express Enterprise Cloud Platform:

American Express Enterprise Cloud platform provides comprehensive platform that enables business critical applications to have Faster Time-to-Market for American Express. The platform offers fast-paced rapid code-to-development models and services such as Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, DB-as-a-Service, Analytics-as-a-Service, Messaging-as-a-Service, CICD Pipelines, etc. for application developers in a hybrid cloud environment. Amex Cloud Platform enables Application developers to write modern scalable cloud native applications. 

As an Engineering Director, Enterprise Cloud Platform you will be part of the Product Engineering Team of Cloud that build core Cloud capabilities to enable Application teams to build modern applications. The architecture includes PaaS/IaaS/CICD/Containers (Docker) components in a Hybrid Cloud model and technologies that drive to build modern applications.

  • Lead the core Engineering activities in India to supplement global Engineering activities and build Cloud capabilities for American Express Developers to build next generation applications in an Agile model
  • Manage multiple local Scrum teams in collaboration with global Engineering and product organization
  • Collaborate with global Product, Engineering and Ops teams to build, prune, and execute the roadmap to the Organizational goals
  • Develop and maintain a high caliber team that can design and develop high quality products for American Express
  • Partner locally with local AET (American Express Technology) teams to guide and assist in design and develop modern application architectures
  • Lead the Bangalore site Cloud Engineering activities to promote colleague engagement and American Express global culture
  • Liaise effectively with the product teams and establish highly collaborative, productive, partnerships with stakeholders 
  • Keep up with the latest industry research and emerging technologies to ensure we are appropriately leveraging new techniques and capabilities
  • Ensure product releases are high quality, deliver excellent user experiences, perform seamlessly at scale, and comply with regulatory requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in Engineering Management of highly available enterprise grade software and platform applications
  • Proven engineering delivery experience working with global teams
  • Understanding of Cloud Native Principles and Microservices application architectures
  • Experience in building API driven platforms with strong understanding of application development languages/platforms (Java, .NET, Go, Python, etc.) 
  • Understanding of key Cloud platform tech stacks and databases such as Redis, Kafka, Couchbase, Postgres, etc.
  • Experience in Kubernetes, Docker Containers, Container Orchestrations, Cloud Native applications, Stateless and Stateful workloads
  • Excellent understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CICD) tools and processes (Example: Jenkins, Ansible, etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of modern IaaS/PaaS platforms, Virtualization, Containers, Network, Storage, monitoring tools, Logging analytic tools (Splunk, etc.)
  • Thorough understanding of Agile principles and processes
  • Passion and drive for quality of Software and Infrastructure products
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related science discipline or relevant experience
Behavioral Skills/Capabilities:
Enterprise Leadership Behaviors
  • Set The Agenda: Define What Winning Looks Like, Put Enterprise Thinking First, Lead with an External Perspective
  • Bring Others With You: Build the Best Team, Seek & Provide Coaching Feedback, Make Collaboration Essential
  • Do It The Right Way: Communicate Frequently, Candidly & Clearly, Make Decisions Quickly & Effectively, Live the Blue Box Values, Great Leadership Demands Courage

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

ReqID: 20007362
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 6, 2021, 10:58:15 PM