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Senior Front end Visualization Architect

New York, New York; United States

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Job Description

The American Express Digital Architecture team is responsible for platform strategy, architecture and engineering for a core set of business-critical platforms at American Express.

The successful candidate will be focused on driving the architectural and strategic directions for all presentation and visualization of our integrated Web, Mobile platforms.
This role is also responsible for the direct management of Senior Engineers/Architects, build proof of concepts, design reusable components, as well as strategic planning.
The Staff Architect reports to the American Express Digital Principal Architect. 
Location:  New York, US
  • Analyze use cases, procedures, and problems to develop technical architecture for new and existing platforms, and providing architectural guidance and oversight
  • Drive key architecture decisions to solve critical, complex problems for American Express Digital
  • Lead a small team of domain experts to drive American Express Digital platforms technical direction and strategic objectives
  • Lead architecture for large cross-functional teams across multiple geographies
  • Align efforts with central architecture function to influence technical standards and progress enterprise objectives
  • Network with peers on technical matters, design prototypes, system designs and enterprise-wide research projects
  • Combine in-depth specialty area(s) with broad knowledge of other disciplines to deliver coherent end-to-end architectural guidance
  • Focus on driving architecture towards long-term Business Unit/Enterprise goals and objectives
  • Solve novel problems that impact products and/or technologies
  • Evangelize new techniques, methodologies, and concepts
  • Manage development of working prototypes to validate proposed solutions and minimize risk associated with delivery effort
  • Perform reviews and provide oversight across various delivery teams to ensure alignment with architectural and technical strategy
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.


Required skills:

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.

    • Demonstrated hands-on experience in the development of technology strategies
    • Experience with a range of presentation and visualization platforms and techniques
    • Experience with Functional Programming Techniques
    • Experience with React the react ecosystem including Redux
    • Experience with d3
    • Experience with SVG
    • Experience with Hybrid app using React Native or ReactXP and/or progressive apps
    • Broad culture of UX techniques including non-visual ones like SMS, voice, chat
    • Ability to construct enterprise-grade APIs using state-of-the-art platforms like node,js , golang or JVM based reactive stacks like Vertx or Akka and using both REST and GraphQL approaches
    • Subject matter expertise in one or more architectural specialties with broad exposure to relevant technology domains
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Graphics, UX from a reputable program or significant contributions to/creation of open source code bases and portfolio of visual components


    Why American Express?

    American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take

    on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


    We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning

    and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We

    have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to

    spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career

    path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the

    best future they envision.


    Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


    The powerful backing of American Express.

    Don’t make a difference without it.

    Don’t live life without it.

ReqID: 18019572
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 25, 2019, 12:06:19 AM
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