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Technical Project Manager

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

    • Manage delivery of Big Data Platform capabilities
    • Maintains dependency plan between planned sprints/iterations across engineering, infrastructure, and third parties
    • Breaks down barriers and shields the team from impediments precluding engineers from making progress against sprints and deadlines
    • Organizes and facilitates daily stand-ups and retrospectives at the end of each sprint/iteration, and builds an environment in which the team is continuously learning from the past
    • Influence without authority through effective change and leadership management.
    • Engages with Product Owner, Business Stakeholders, and delivery team to understand Business needs and identify appropriate solutions
    • Uses their technical acumen to enable removal of impediments, ask probing questions, and support team in technical issue resolution
    • Facilitate discussions to identify alternative or different approaches to solve problems, break down barriers and drive resolution of conflicts to ensure productivity of the team.
    • Steer and deliver project communications at all levels within Technology and business to ensure transparency of development process and project performance, to coordinate critical issues and issue resolution, to facilitate decision-making, and to build trust.
    • Create an environment of continuous improvement through reflective conversation and regular retrospectives, with the goal to surface issues/concerns and to identify clear action steps.
    Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions


  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree preferred
  • 6+ years of technical delivery experience in Big Data or related technologies (Analytics / Data Warehousing etc)
  • Experience facilitating Agile, Scrum, or other rapid application development teams to deliver technology solutions on time, on budget, and to spec
  • Experience with design and coding across one or more platforms and languages a plus
  • Experience with Big Data Technologies - HDFS / Hive / Spark / YARN 
  • Experience with HW virtualization - VMware, Kubernetes, Docker
  • PMI Agile Certification a plus

ReqID: 18011880
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
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