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Principal Architect Band Level: 45 Job Code: 030157 Focus Provides architectural mentorship and oversight at a Company Platform level, including its supporting Technical Platforms Organizational Context VP level individual contributor who may lead a small team of Staff Architects. Reports into the Enterprise Architecture team and may be embedded within the Unit CIO teams they currently support, acting as key standard-bearers for the enterprise platform strategy.
· Spend 25% of time conducting hands-on research, complex investigations and contributing to complex delivery efforts
Drive key architecture decisions to solve critical complex problems for assigned and adjacent platforms
Work with senior level engineers, architects and platform owner to set the platform’s technical direction and strategic objectives
Align efforts with central architecture function to influence technical standards and progress enterprise objectives
Drive the evolution and integration of system and subsystem architecture in line with platform POA strategy
Network with peers on technical matters, design prototypes, system designs and enterprise-wide research projects
Work with the Company Platform Owner and senior architects to guide Technical Platform architecture and engineering teams
Combine in-depth specialty area(s) with broad knowledge of other disciplines to deliver definitive end-to-end architectural mentorship
Partner with business leadership to influence priorities and objectives
Focus on driving architecture towards long-term Business Unit/Enterprise goals and objectives
Solve novel problems that impact products and/or technologies
Design new techniques, methodologies, and concepts for pursuing broad crosscutting initiatives Scope of Imp act/Influence Serve as the lead architect for a Company Platform; Responsible for leading architecture for large multi-functional teams, potentially across multiple geographies (Approximate scrum team count: 6-12)
Education & Experience:
12+ years of active engineering experience in a complex environment and/or comparable experience such as:
Successful design, creation and deployment of one or more enterprise-grade technology products
Creation and implementation of a widely used framework or set of component libraries
Crafting a major platform and seeing it all the way into production
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer science engineering, or related field required; advanced degree preferred High-performing B ehaviors
Recognized as a source of unique thought leadership , influencing and mentoring architects and engineers across the enterprise
Successful solution architecture implementation that impacts assigned and adjacent Company Platforms
Direct correlation between research, recommendation, implementation and widescale impact of new technologies Knowledge/Skills
Recent hands-on experience with core aspects of the Company Platform technology
Domain Expertise in one or more architectural specialties with broad exposure to relevant technology domains
Proven expertise in crafting fault-tolerant, scalable solution architectures that are Engineering & Architecture 20-Aug-2018 AXP Internal Page 2 of 2 performance at a global enterprise scale
Demonstrated ability to architect and deliver Service Oriented Architecture solutions at enterprise scale utilizing contemporary techniques
Proficient in crafting large-scale solutions through loosely coupled cross-platform system integration
Able to participate in the prevention, diagnosis, and resolution of system outages as a guide in the underlying architecture
Channel-specific architecture skills as required by the platform, such as web, mobile, voice or interactive media
Experienced level solution architecture skills with wide-ranging experience; able to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
Broad knowledge of all elements of software delivery including build, test, deployment, and operations
SDLC Methodologies and Practices
Programming Languages and Framework Technology Core Competencies
Industry and Company Knowledge
Organizational Change Management
Technology Industry Trends Game Changers
Collaboration & Teamwork
Courage, Curiosity, Ingenuity and Servant Leadership ·
Tenacity Role Core Competencies Technical
Programming Languages and Framework
SDLC Methodologies Practices
System/Platform Domain Knowledge
System Design, Systems Integration Functional
Data Management Leadership
Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2019, 3:55:14 AM