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Lead Non-Payment Crypto Security Architect

Phoenix, Arizona
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

As a Cryptography Architect you will be responsible for delivering cryptographic solutions by providing technical knowledge and architectural design across one or more technical platforms. This position will be a solution architect on multiple projects with a number of components and integration points. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Data Encryption, and encompasses the below key duties:
  • Provide holistic design and architecture for non-payment cryptographic systems.
  • Close partnership with the Director of Non-Payment Crypto Solutions to provide strategic direction, roadmaps and transformational opportunities for the non-payment crypto portfolio.
  • Design and oversee security patterns and solutions that provide frameworks, interfaces, and services that can be extended and reused across one or more platforms.
  • Significant contribution to setting technology direction, development of architecture and influence in implementation.
  • Responsibility for leading parallel efforts and delivering high quality crypto/security engineering solutions on time.
  • Ability to identify potential weaknesses and design strategic solutions to reduce risk
  • Interact with leaders, engineers and business partners to understand their objectives
  • Extend business product innovation through the adoption and implementation of technology
  • Supervision of 1-2 crypto architects


Required Skills/Qualifications:
  • Hands-on experience with design and implementation of cryptographic solutions in a diverse and global environment
  • Recent hands-on experience with cryptography 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 and in-depth understanding of cryptography.
  • Knowledge and understanding of applied cryptography in the field of Information Security including industry best practices
  • Ability to provide hands-on design, solutions and support to technical project teams.
  • Expertise in designing and implementing scalable solution architectures that perform at a global enterprise scale
  • Able to effectively explain and communicate complex technological problems and solutions in easy to understand business language
  • Routinely introduces new and impactful technologies based on research, POC efforts and independent investigation
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: 18016981
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 29, 2018, 2:45:40 PM
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