Director Information Security-Cryptographic Engineering (REMOTE OR HYBRID) at American Express (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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At American Express, we know that with the right backing, people and businesses have the power to progress in incredible ways. Whether we're supporting our customers' financial confidence to move ahead, taking commerce to new heights, or encouraging people to explore the world, our colleagues are constantly redefining what's possible - and we're proud to back each other every step of the way. When you join #TeamAmex, you become part of a diverse community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

As Director of Cryptographic Engineering you will be responsible for staffing up and managing a technology team that will work with a high degree of co-operation and synergy with multiple US based engineering and operations teams in the area of encryption and data protection. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Data Encryption, and encompasses the below key duties:
  • Management and development of the members of the crypto engineering team
  • Ability to provide hands-on guidance for design, solutions, testing and support
  • Close partnership with peers in the Data Encryption organization to provide strategic direction, roadmaps, design and architecture for cryptographic systems
  • Proactively anticipates customer needs based on deep partnerships and relationships
  • Transformational approach to evaluation of existing crypto capabilities
  • Responsibility for leading multiple parallel work streams and on-time delivery of high quality crypto solutions
  • Extend business product innovation through the adoption and implementation of technology

As part of our diverse tech team, you can architect, code and ship software that makes us an essential part of our customers' digital lives. Here, you can work alongside talented engineers in an open, supportive, inclusive environment where your voice is valued, and you make your own decisions on what tech to use to solve challenging problems. Amex offers a range of opportunities to work with the latest technologies and encourages you to back the broader engineering community through open source. And because we understand the importance of keeping your skills fresh and relevant, we give you dedicated time to invest in your professional development. Find your place in technology on #TeamAmex.
  • Proven ability to build a high-performing engineering team, attract and retain talent necessary to create and maintain robust software solutions and directly manage engineers and collaborate in a matrixed fashion with other technology teams
  • A strong understanding of cryptography and key management, PKI, X.509, certificate management, hardware-based security technologies (SGX, FPGA, GPU's)
  • 8-10 years exposure to Java/J2EE or .Net mid-range computing stacks
  • Performance analysis, profiling and benchmarking: Familiarity with tools like JMeter, Perfmon, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, benchmarking of APIs and components, Spec Benchmarks
  • Developer consulting and support for both on shore and offshore application engineering teams
  • A strong understanding of availability and performance of webservices and APIs based on REST/JSON/XML
  • Strong familiarity with release management and versioning of software, and technical documentation: using Jenkins and similar frameworks for continuous integration and deployment, git or svn for code management, Confluence and wikis for documentation
  • A background of agile engineering and using tools like Rally, JIRA
  • Strong familiarity with relational databases (Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Exposure to Cloud based environments, microservices and multi-tenant services, technical familiarity with one or more major public Cloud (Google, AWS, Azure, Salesforce) including deployment, data porting and protection and container based technologies Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift
  • Data protection and security on mobile devices (e.g. rooting, whiteboxing on Android, iPhone)

Educational requirement:

BS degree in Computer Science (or related field), or equivalent experience

REQ #22011577

We back our colleagues with the support they need to thrive, professionally and personally. That's why we have Amex Flex, our enterprise working model that provides greater flexibility to colleagues while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite, in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days) or fully virtually.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e., 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J) in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

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.
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American Express operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in New York, NY and New York, NY. American Express was founded in 2022. It has 73317 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 211 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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