Solutions Architect

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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.

Who are we?

Our American Express Global Network relies increasingly on the deep expertise and experience of a core team of subject matter experts in advanced payments technology who are passionate about EMV Chip, Contactless, Mobile payments and emerging digital payment products and standards.

We value deep and broad knowledge of this domain in which we excel, to advance American Express and Industry specifications, provide solutions and consultancy to our product teams, and be great collaborators and communicators. We're proud that a culture of respect and teamwork exists among colleagues. We are part of a Technology team who thrive in close collaboration with our Business Product and Industry Standards teams.

Our Team

We are a small team of payments technical experts operating as a global centre of excellence.

Team members work for the majority of time in our modern office environments, based locally in their region enjoying the luxury of avoiding long commutes and they enjoy dynamic and interesting daily work. We have an excellent work/life balance, and flexible working practices.

International Travel is required from time-to-time when working on industry standards or on internal American Express business initiatives.

The Challenge

As a part of our commitments to EMVCo, the industry technical body responsible for secure and interoperable payment solutions, members of the team contribute to its work and mission and represent American Express positions and interests there.

Within Amex you’ll work closely with business product teams and others using your deep expertise in the areas of EMV Chip, Mobile NFC and QR code payment products in particular for POS Terminals and Chipcards to define solutions and be a key contributor to American Express Payment Product Specifications.

As well as solving stimulating daily consultancy requests that tap into your knowledge, you will partner closely with our Global Certification teams to help ensure the security and interoperability of chip and mobile products (and other emerging payment products) on the American Express Network.



Minimum Qualifications

Are you up for the challenge?

About you

Coming from a technical background with business knowledge and context from your experience in the card payments industry you’ll be ready to succeed and apply your expertise gained in EMV Chip, Contactless payments and NFC mobile payments.

Your ability to combine your knowledge and passion with written communication skills to add to or author documents, such as the functionally focused chipcard or terminal specifications in support of EMVCo or Amex standards and products will be highly valued.

You will be both able and comfortable representing American Express at external industry forums, in particular at EMVCo, and you’ll enjoy using your excellent verbal and written communications skills in doing so.

While the role does not currently involve any software development, past experience as a software developer of EMV related products (POS terminals, applications etc) would be a valuable asset in support of the in-depth ‘bits & bytes’ understanding of how EMV chip products and similar work.


ReqID: 20000088
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Mar 24, 2020, 11:19:37 AM