Open Source Engineer

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Job Description

Why American Express?

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


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.

Platform Strategy team is looking for a passionate engineer to support implementation of the open source code development practices within American Express. That’s InnerSource!


Enterprise Platforms:  Building the platform for speed and innovation at American Express.


We are on a mission to dramatically improve speed to market, agility and innovation at American Express by:     

  • Enabling agile prioritization, inner source development and fluid delivery models

  • Driving a sustainable platform strategy that adapts to growth and industry trends

  • Delivering world-class software and seamless customer experiences.

Are you passionate about new technology and new ways of working? Do you like to collaborate to solve problems and make things better for thousands of colleagues?  Platform Strategy is a newly formed team, responsible for developing and executing strategies that bring together people, process, and technology transformation across the Company, as well as for ensuring financial health and transparency within the Enterprise Platforms Center of Excellence. You will be a change agent for the adoption of InnerSource development as a way of working across American Express Product and Engineering teams.


You will: 

  • Join the team responsible for implementing InnerSource at scale across Product and Engineering teams by evolving the strategy, approach, and end to end plan over the lifecycle of the initiative.

  • Be responsible for the InnerSource website maintenance and the InnerSource Slack channel monitoring.

  • Create progress reports, measure and monitor key metrics, work with engineering teams on automating data collection to measure KPIs

  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture, Engineering, and Product teams to map InnerSource journeys and model scenarios.

  • Help organize and facilitate InnerSource demos, “lunch and learn” events and training.

  • Tell a compelling story and continue to refine communications and training materials as needed.

  • Meet with pilot teams to support efforts, collect feedback, identify next steps, and synthesize the results.

  • Help set up and maintain an InnerSource community survey to understand challenges and assess progress made in building a community.

  • Help build an awesome culture across Enterprise Platforms by participating in team building and colleague engagement activities.


You have a robust understanding of and experience with Software Development, Engineering, Architecture, and Agile development. 

  • You have a hands-on experience in Open Source projects and know how community works

  • InnerSource experience is a plus.

  • You are hands-on in the following technology areas:

  • Web Development (Golang, HTML, CSS)

  • Version Control (GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket)

  • DevOps (Hugo, Docker, Yaml)

  • CI/CD (GitLab CI, Jenkins, Chef or Puppet)

  • A minimum of 4 years of work-related experience in Information Technology is preferred.

  • Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology preferred

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: 19016045
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2019, 9:44:57 AM