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Director Engineering


American Express
Location: Burgess Hill
Job type: Permanent
Sector: IT
Category: Development Jobs
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Make an impact on our
business and the business world.

Operational Excellence Technology team is part of the Global Commercial Services Technology responsible for engineering and program delivery in global regulatory and compliance product domain for GCS. The team manages several platforms across various technology stacks for GCS in International.

The role will lead a high performing team of colleagues and contractors to manage the global remit for regulatory technology including large scale multiyear programs driven by external regulatory changes, issue management and product engineering. It is a great opportunity to learn about the GCS business globally and lead project and engineering teams that operate across the tech stacks from legacy mainframes to Java based micro services architecture.

Key Responsibilities

*

Ensures team successfully develop, deploy, support, and monitor software across various environments

*

Share technology domain expertise with architects and other specialists across multiple organizations

*

Promote, empower, and practice servant leadership

*

Cultivate an environment of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics

*

Recruit and cultivate top talent by driving technical and leadership development

*

Collaborate with a wide variety to partners within business and technology teams motivate change required to execute product roadmaps

*

Coach, guide, and promote creation of high quality, clearly documented, and compliant work across engineering and program teams

*

Ensure alignment of strategy, architecture, tools/methods with software engineers and architects to execute product roadmaps

*

Lead multiple agile software product development teams that realize the company’s technology vision and strategy in a scalable, iterative environment

*

Collaborate with peers and partners to drive software solutions that align to strategic roadmaps, prioritized initiatives and strategic technology directions

*

Use technical acumen to enable removal of impediments, ask probing questions, and support team in technical issue resolution

*

Facilitate discussions to identify alternative or different approaches to solve problems, break down barriers and drive resolution of conflicts to ensure productivity of the team

*

Steer and deliver project communications at all levels within Technology and business to ensure visibility of development process and project performance, to coordinate escalation and issue resolution, to facilitate decision making, and to build trust

*

Work in partnership with Product Owners, and the core and extended team to create and prioritize the product backlog.

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

Qualifications

Required skills:

*

University Degree in computer
science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent
work experience required; advanced degree preferred

*

Proven
experience in attracting, hiring, retaining and leading top engineering and
project management talent within large geographically distributed teams

*

Experience
with Scrum, Kanban, or another agile application development methodology

*

Hands-on
experience building and being responsible for the development of complex, large
scale enterprise applications and products that require a deep understanding of
application logic and dependencies

*

Prior
experience driving large scale programs and engineering in regulatory domain
would be an advantage.

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.

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
recruitment.support.uk@aexp.com
or 00800 83
000038 (for Russia based candidates).

ReqID: 19007765
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 31, 2019, 8:35:54 AM
Make an impact on our
business and the business world.

Operational Excellence Technology team is part of the Global Commercial Services Technology responsible for engineering and program delivery in global regulatory and compliance product domain for GCS. The team manages several platforms across various technology stacks for GCS in International.

The role will lead a high performing team of colleagues and contractors to manage the global remit for regulatory technology including large scale multiyear programs driven by external regulatory changes, issue management and product engineering. It is a great opportunity to learn about the GCS business globally and lead project and engineering teams that operate across the tech stacks from legacy mainframes to Java based micro services architecture.

Key Responsibilities

*

Ensures team successfully develop, deploy, support, and monitor software across various environments

*

Share technology domain expertise with architects and other specialists across multiple organizations

*

Promote, empower, and practice servant leadership

*

Cultivate an environment of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics

*

Recruit and cultivate top talent by driving technical and leadership development

*

Collaborate with a wide variety to partners within business and technology teams motivate change required to execute product roadmaps

*

Coach, guide, and promote creation of high quality, clearly documented, and compliant work across engineering and program teams

*

Ensure alignment of strategy, architecture, tools/methods with software engineers and architects to execute product roadmaps

*

Lead multiple agile software product development teams that realize the company’s technology vision and strategy in a scalable, iterative environment

*

Collaborate with peers and partners to drive software solutions that align to strategic roadmaps, prioritized initiatives and strategic technology directions

*

Use technical acumen to enable removal of impediments, ask probing questions, and support team in technical issue resolution

*

Facilitate discussions to identify alternative or different approaches to solve problems, break down barriers and drive resolution of conflicts to ensure productivity of the team

*

Steer and deliver project communications at all levels within Technology and business to ensure visibility of development process and project performance, to coordinate escalation and issue resolution, to facilitate decision making, and to build trust

*

Work in partnership with Product Owners, and the core and extended team to create and prioritize the product backlog.

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

Qualifications

Required skills:

*

University Degree in computer
science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent
work experience required; advanced degree preferred

*

Proven
experience in attracting, hiring, retaining and leading top engineering and
project management talent within large geographically distributed teams

*

Experience
with Scrum, Kanban, or another agile application development methodology

*

Hands-on
experience building and being responsible for the development of complex, large
scale enterprise applications and products that require a deep understanding of
application logic and dependencies

*

Prior
experience driving large scale programs and engineering in regulatory domain
would be an advantage.

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.

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
recruitment.support.uk@aexp.com
or 00800 83
000038 (for Russia based candidates).

ReqID: 19007765
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: May 31, 2019, 8:35:54 AM

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