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Engineering Director, US – Cloud Platform and Product Engineering

About American Express Enterprise Cloud Platform

American Express Cloud platform provides comprehensive platform that enables business critical applications to have Faster Time-to-Market for American Express. Amex Cloud Platform offers fast-paced rapid code-to-development models and services such as Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, DB-as-a-Service, Analytics-as-a-Service, Messaging-as-a-Service, CICD Pipelines, etc. for application developers in a hybrid cloud environment. Cloud Platform enables Application developers to write modern scalable cloud native applications.

Job Description:

As an Engineering Director, Cloud Platform and Product Engineering, you will lead the development of core Cloud capabilities to enable Application teams to build modern applications. The architecture includes PaaS/IaaS/CICD/Containers (Docker) components in a Hybrid Cloud model and technologies that enable to host modern applications

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead core Engineering activities of Cloud Platforms in an Agile model to offer developer-friendly platform for American Express developers to build next generation applications
  • Manage Scrum engineering teams to engineer and deliver scalable, highly available and high-quality Cloud platform components
  • Be a thought leader with strong customer communication and leaderships skills to influence App and partner teams to navigate the complexities of the platform architecture and tech stacks
  • Collaborate with global Product, Engineering and Ops teams to build, prune, and execute the roadmap to the Organizational goals
  • Develop and maintain a high caliber team that can design and develop high quality products for American Express
  • Partner with AET (American Express Technology) unit CIO teams to drive Cloud platform (and Application) architectures, and drive the Cloud engineering roadmap
  • Liaise effectively with the product teams and establish highly collaborative, productive, partnerships with stakeholders
  • Keep up with the latest industry research and emerging technologies to ensure we are appropriately leveraging new techniques and capabilities
  • Ensure product releases are high quality, deliver excellent user experiences, perform seamlessly at scale, and comply with regulatory requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in Engineering Management of highly available enterprise grade software and platform applications

  • Proven engineering delivery experience working with global teams

  • Experience in modern IaaS/PaaS platforms, Virtualization, Containers, Network, Storage, monitoring tools, Logging analytic tools (Splunk, etc.)

  • Experience in Kubernetes, Docker Containers, Container Orchestrations, Cloud Native applications, Stateless and Stateful workloads

  • Experience in building API driven platforms with strong understanding of application development languages/platforms (Java, .NET, Go, Python, etc.)

  • Understanding of key Cloud platform tech stacks and databases such as Redis, Kafka, Couchbase, Postgres, etc.

  • Understanding of Cloud Native Principles and Microservices application architectures

  • Experience/Understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CICD) tools and processes (Example: Jenkins, Ansible, etc.)

  • Experience/Understanding of delivery via Agile/Scrum/SAFe

  • Passion and drive for quality of Software and Infrastructure products

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related Engineering discipline or relevant experience

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions. 


American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.


Tags: CFE-12801
ReqID: 20006710
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Oct 8, 2020, 8:13:03 PM

EEO Statement

American Express is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law.