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Staff Architect

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

Make an impact on our business and the business world. 
Director level individual contributor who may lead a small team of Software Engineers. Reports into the Enterprise Architecture team and may be embedded within the Unit CIO teams they currently support, acting as key standard-bearers for the enterprise platform strategy.
Key Responsibilities:
  • 25% of time spent on Hands-on technical projects; Apply analysis based on research and introspection to recommend solutions
  • Design and oversee solutions that provide frameworks, interfaces, and services that can be extended and reused across the portfolio
  • Ensure architecture is consistent with enterprise architecture standards, guidelines and principles
  • Work with engineering teams to ensure that implementations are aligned with the Technical Platform’s Blueprint specifications
  • Contribute to technology direction, develop architecture and influence implementation to gain measurable business improvements
  • Frequently interface with other functional teams' leadership and engineers to align and leverage solutions
  • Focused effort on delivering enterprise-grade APIs to expose Technical Platform capabilities
  • Apply specialized knowledge of industry standards or practices to assigned initiatives
  • Identify complex and or broad problems and issues and formulate recommendations
  • Interact with business partners to better understand their objectives and help them understand the technical landscape
  • Extend business product innovation through the introduction, adoption and implementation of technology


Required skills:
  • Proven active engineering and/or architecture experience in a complex environment and/or comparable experience such as:
  • Successful design, creation and deployment of one or more enterprise-grade technology assets, including integration of cross-platform solutions in an Agile product environment
  • Advanced knowledge within one or more architectural specialties with general understanding of relevant supporting architecture domains (business, data, application, technical, integration, etc.)
  • Recent hands-on experience with the primary technology stacks within platform portfolio (relevant frameworks, languages, etc.)
  • Expertise in designing and implementing fault-tolerant, scalable solution architectures that are performance at a global enterprise scale
  • Full understanding of Service Oriented Architecture design principles, execution patterns and performance optimization
  • Experience with platform service exposure through enterprise-grade APIs over an ESB, utilizing contemporary techniques
  • Proficient in architecting large-scale solutions through loosely coupled crossplatform system integration
  • Able to participate in the prevention, diagnosis, and resolution of system outages as an expert in the underlying architecture
  • Channel-specific architecture skills as required by the platform, such as web, mobile, voice or interactive media
  • SDLC Methodologies and Practices
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related field required; advanced degree preferred
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 including recognition amongst the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work and Glassdoor’s 2017 Best Places to Work.  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.
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

ReqID: 18007759
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2018, 8:06:38 AM
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