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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.


Engineering Director

As our Director of Engineering, Regulatory and Advanced Accounting Engineering is a member of the Technology Strategy & Corporate Systems (TSCS) – Financial Data Engineering organization which is a high-functioning team of creative, collaborative, motivated and professional individuals driven by the singular mission of partnering with Regulatory and Advanced accounting business partners in the controllership organization to deliver business solutions. 


Responsibilities Include:
  • Build and lead a team of engineers and scrum masters 
  • Delivering financial data business capabilities for Regulatory Reporting and Advanced Accounting 
  • Drive and improve agile delivery on engineering team 
  • Manage financials for engineering team and application infrastructure 
  • Maintains current awareness of latest trends in technology stack specialty  
  • Drive intelligent process automation on team and business partners 
  • Leads the adoption of technologies as appropriate  
  • Manage staff assignments and responsibilities to ensure work is addressed in a timely fashion.  
  • Develop talent: develop people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goal 
  • Customer focus: build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions  
  • Plan and align: plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals  
  • Drive results: consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances  
  • Instill trust: gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity  
  • Ability to solve complex problems and issues  
  • Ability to think strategically and then to develop and execute plans to implement the strategies  
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a broad, potentially non-technical audience  
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions  
  • Expert level analytical abilities, diagnostic skills and technical aptitude 

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualification: 

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Overall 12+yrs of IT Experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a people leader
  • High level technical understanding and experience in Java platform(primary technology)
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Experience with budget and capacity management
  • Experience with the following is a plus: SQL, GIT, Python, MongoDB, Couchbase, Jenkins, DynaTrace, Splunk, Cloud, GCP provisioning, Rally, Oracle Financial Services Software, Spark, Tableau.
  • Experience in 24x7 high availability production and incident response processes.

ReqID: 20003120
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 16, 2020, 7:13:11 AM