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6 months ago
American Express
Location: Burgess Hill
Job type: Permanent
Sector: IT
Category: Development Jobs
You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.

American Express is a global service company, providing customers with exceptional access to products and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

We’re committed to becoming the world’s most respected service brand and daily deliver extraordinary service to our customers, constantly reinventing our ways of working to ensure we offer rich rewards that redefine expectations for our clients and ourselves.

This job might be for you if….

* You are a Release Train Engineer who understands that “good enough” is never enough

* You have a passion for modern technology and creative solutions

* You like interacting with and helping people, and get a kick out of getting them to those aha! moments

* You can form great working relationships quickly and also add value by introducing best practice design and techniques learned elsewhere

* The successful applicant will join the Buyer Initiated Payments team: a vibrant, dynamic and talented team of engineers who believe “the team who eats & drinks together – wins together”.

We are working to build an exciting transformation of a high profile financial platform across both UI and API environments; involving both green field and brown field development.

The RTE will drive processes and execution oversight for the 7-10 ART’s across the globe. They will look to support Scrum Masters by resolving or escalating impediments, manage risk and promote relentless improvement throughout the organization in conjunction with the Engineering Director. They will also be responsible for facilitating program/ release level events such as Program Increment (PI) planning to ensure consistency where applicable.

Education and Expertise that you are likely to have:

* Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree preferred

* Multiple years of Scrum Master experience

* Relevant RTE/Program/Portfolio Management experience (or equivalent)

* Experience in Service Delivery Lifecyle from ideation through to delivery across one or more platforms and languages

* Experience facilitating Agile, Scrum, or other rapid application development teams to deliver solutions

* SPC or SA certification required; RTE certification a plus

As a Release Train Engineer on our team, you will:

* Work in partnership with Product Management and Product Owners, as well as the core and extended Technology teams, to create and prioritize the program backlog at Feature level

* Coach and mentor teams to adopt the AET SDLC process, Agile values, principles and practices

* Facilitate and Lead Program Execution by ensuring strategic alignment for the train across organizations and teams

* Collaborate with other RTEs to coordinate cross-train dependencies

* Be transparent in all you do while being coachable yourself i.e. be open to feedback

* Challenge the status quo gracefully while working with others to bring all along for the change

* Provide visibility into gaps, issues, risks, and opportunities across Agile teams escalating where applicable and resolving where possible

* Aggregates and drives team Program Increment (PI) objectives into Program/ Release objectives to ensure alignment with business and successful delivery

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:

* Change advocate

* Natural ability to connect with people and work with virtual team members

* Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience

* Solid Scrum Master experience

* Program Management experience

* Experience in Service Delivery Lifecyle from ideation through to delivery across one or more platforms and languages

* Experience facilitating Agile, Scrum, or other rapid application development teams to deliver solutions

* SPC or SA certification required; RTE certification a plus

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

* 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 Campus Recruitment Team.

ReqID: 18019786
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Dec 20, 2018, 3:46:10 AM

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