Technical Project Manager

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Technical Project Manager – One Amex

Who we are?

The American Express One Amex team is looking for technical project managers with experience planning, coordinating and execution within a team building keystone infrastructure for the company. The organization is embarking on a transformation to cloud based technology and looking to experienced managers to help build a truly global and innovative platform.


The One Amex ecosystem is a truly disruptive part of the engineering organization and is driving adoption of cutting-edge technologies and techniques. We are looking to build small but high performant teams within this to solve complex challenges, using an imbued DevOps culture of heavy automation and continuous deployment.

Working within the One Infrastructure unit of the team, you’ll have opportunity to plan and coordinate complex multi-stream work that involves collaborating with colleagues all over the world. Drawing on your experience and high technical acumen you’ll help to schedule infrastructure and DevOps product releases by assimilating requirements into high fidelity technical milestones for the team to deliver.

The challenge

As a beacon for change within the engineering organization, a critical current project is to modernize platform infrastructure to embrace container orchestration across hybrid cloud solutions. Joining at the ground floor you’ll have opportunity to help shape the way we work. Become a linchpin within the team as we deliver this large-scale organizational capability in conjunction with using DevOps practices to empower product engineering teams consuming both the platform and other parts of the One Amex ecosystem.

You will

  • Determine clear deliverables, roles and responsibilities for colleagues required for specific projects or initiatives. Working daily with the team to ensure tasks are actively progressing towards milestones.

  • Navigate the organization to draw together teams to collaborate on project objectives.

  • Have a strong sense of personal accountability and influence the team to take ownership of commitments.

  • Be a natural communicator and capable of working with geographically diverse colleagues to collaborate on issues between teams and subject matter domains.

  • Actively plan towards regular program increments and hold appropriate team rituals to align for successful delivery.

  • Develop tribal knowledge into documented repositories and grow team culture.

  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders, evangelize the team mission and iterate on operating model to continuously improve.

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

Your skills

  • A demonstrable engineering background with strong familiarity of Linux and Cloud platforms.

  • Understanding of DevOps and commercial experience working with DevOps/SRE in either centralized or distributed models.

  • Familiarity of cloud infrastructure providers (AWS/GCP).

  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language.

  • Experienced using Atlassian product suite.

  • Strong Agile experience with a drive to coach others.

Why American Express?

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


Amex have 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.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (free phone, subject to individual carrier charges). For Russia based candidates on 810 800 83 000038.


ReqID: 20001575
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2020, 1:56:33 PM