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Director Non-Payment Cryptographic Solutions

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

As a Director of Non-Payment Cryptographic Solutions you will be responsible for people and solutions that provide comprehensive cryptographic controls across American Express, and will be responsible for strategic direction and transformation of crypto systems. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Data Encryption, and encompasses the below key duties:
  • Provide holistic vision and roadmap for non-payment crypto systems and solutions
  • Proactively anticipates customer needs based on deep partnerships and relationships
  • Ability to provide hands-on design, solutions and support
  • Transformational approach to evaluation of existing crypto capabilities
  • Close partnership with the Architect for Non-Payment Crypto Solutions to provide strategic direction, roadmaps, design and architecture for non-payment cryptographic systems
  • Responsibility for leading multiple parallel work streams and on-time delivery of high quality crypto solutions
  • Partnership with technology leaders and business partners to understand their objectives and contribute solutions
  • Extend business product innovation through the adoption and implementation of technology
  • Management and development of the members of the non-payment crypto team


Required Skills/Qualifications:
  • Hands-on experience with cryptographic technologies involving software and hardware integration and implementation, e.g. hardware security modules, trusted platform modules, authentication and encryption protocols, 3rd party crypto tools, PKI, PKIX, PKCS, key management.
  • Proven ability in designing and implementing scalable solution architectures that perform at a global enterprise scale including development and selection of cryptographic solutions following industry best practices
  • History of customer-focused solution delivery
  • Solid understanding of all aspects of cryptography
  • Routinely introduces new and impactful technologies based on research, POC efforts and independent investigation
  • Technical experience in developing cryptographic solutions, both in hardware and software, for a broad range of applications and platforms
  • Able to effectively explain and communicate complex technological problems and solutions in easy to understand business language
  • Knowledge and experience applying cryptographic solutions to security products and services
Educational requirement:
BS degree in Computer Science (or related field), or equivalent experience

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.


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ReqID: 18016980
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Jan 3, 2019, 3:25:37 PM
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