Engineering Director - Cloud Engineering at American Express (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
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You Lead the Way. We've Got Your Back.

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.

About American Express Enterprise Cloud Platform (eCP):

American Express Enterprise Cloud platform (eCP) provides comprehensive hybrid cloud platform that enables business critical applications to have Faster Time-to-Market for American Express. eCP offers dynamic rapid codeto-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. eCP enables Application developers to write modern scalable cloud native applications.

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 tackle 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 teamwork, 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 pursue a new career, 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

Job Description:

As a Director of Cloud Solutions Engineering, you will
• Lead and develop distributed team of Cloud Solutions Engineers, Hybrid Cloud Platform services Engineers
  • Drive cloud native application architecture and patterns to enable application migration to cloud platform
  • Partner with cloud platform engineering teams to engineer services on both private and public cloud platforms
  • Develop cloud migration patterns for a broad range of applications including distributed, database, big data, and COTS applications
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture and Application teams to develop creative enterprise grade solutions on cloud
  • Knowledge and experience in setting up migration factory and development / adoption of necessary tools to enable migrations to Hybrid Cloud, in-line with organization's adoption strategy.
  • Drive the next generation hybrid cloud adoption strategy and execution
  • Drive best-in-class developer experience on the cloud platform.
  • Establish feedback mechanism to drive improvements (Reliability, Security, Cost, Performance) in customer's architecture by conducting periodic reviews.
  • Become a thought leader in both technical excellence and management excellence, balancing the needs of technology, business, customers, and employees.

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.

In order to work in or visit any of our offices in the United States, we require colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • 10+ years of experience in leading application development for highly available enterprise grade software and platform applications
  • Preferred: 2+ years of experience in Platform Engineering across various cloud computing models
  • You have an understanding of Kubernetes, Container Orchestrations, Docker, and Cloud Native applications
  • Experience in using public cloud platform services, like AWS, Azure, GCP
  • You love hands on coding and have experience in any two programming languages - Java, Javascript, Python, Go, .Net (C#)
  • Must have experience in cloud native application patterns and tools, micro services architectures, application migrations to any cloud platform
  • Excellent understanding of Infrastructure, Virtualization, Containers, Network, Storage, Monitoring tools, Logging analytic tools (Splunk, etc.)
  • Experience with Application Performance Management tools (Splunk, App Dynamics, New Relic, DynaTrace, etc.)
  • Real passion for and Excellent understanding of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CICD) tools and processes (Example: Jenkins, Ansible, etc.)
  • Deep understanding of Agile principles and processes
  • Preferred: Experience in building high performing Engineering teams.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related science discipline or meaningful 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.
More Information on American Express
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 204 open jobs at American Express, click here.
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