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American Express Engineering Director - Corporate Technology, Global Risk & Compliance Tech in India, India

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ENGINEERING DIRECTOR – CORPORATE TECHNOLOGY, Global Risk & Compliance Tech

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 varied community of over 60,000 colleagues, all with a common goal to deliver an exceptional customer experience every day.

American Express’ Global Risk and Compliance Technology (GRCT) organization provides engineering solutions that support acceleration of the strategies of Global Compliance & Ethics, Global Operational Risk & Oversight, Global Privacy, and the Internal Audit Group. We use various technologies and data from across American Express to solve problems like:

  • Resolving probability that a new account is being opened for money laundering

  • If an individual or corporate account is sanctioned and should not be allowed to open an account

  • How a customer wants their data to be used – Data Privacy

  • What is the systemic risk at American Express?

  • Is the person conducting certain transactions a government official with the potential to be bribed?

This role requires a results-oriented technical leader to transform operations for multiple portfolios. This person should have a strong background in modern application development, and technology operations for platforms with diverse tech stacks. The successful candidate will lead a team of engineers to apply a software engineering mentality and continuous improvement practices to provide full stack operations support for automation and modernization journey.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Partner closely with product owners for on time delivery of product roadmaps, and ongoing technology delivery of new capabilities in GRCT platforms

  • Maintain constant transparency on delivery risks, proactively seek and decision options to mitigate risks

  • Responsible for quality and metrics of platforms, including system performance, platform availability and scalability, operational efficiency, risk management, information security, data management and cost efficiency

  • Build product management and Agile practice control within the team and lead all aspects of platforms as products

  • Build and maintain application and data strategies for a portfolio of applications

  • Actively provide leadership and deep technological knowledge, and contribute to the engineering team that will craft, develop, improve, and debug work efforts for business applications (both in house components and third-party platforms)

  • Attract, retain, and grow top Engineering talent across the organization, providing career guidance, development, and mentorship to team members

  • Cultivate an environment of Engineering excellence and continuous improvement, leading changes that drive efficiencies into existing Engineering and delivery processes

  • When required, collaborate with peers, Principal Engineers and Principal Architects to assimilate new technology and delivery methods into scalable software solutions

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred

  • Experience with large-scale software development, ability to harmonize, design and deliver platform strategy in a multi-platform environment

  • Proven experience leading top Engineering talent and building high performing teams

  • Experience with matrix organizations consisting of multi-functional teams and experience in driving large-scale change efforts

  • Demonstrated results transforming software delivery performance using Dev Ops tools

Application Engineering

  • Understanding of distributed systems, real time, microservices architecture and APIs.

  • Confirmed knowledge of modernizing applications from mainframe/legacy to modern cloud native distributed

  • Expertise in some currently used underlying technology stack and its core components is required. Current stacks in use are .Net, Java, MongoDB, MYSQL, Splunk, Hive and T-SQL

  • Experience with COTS application development

Data Engineering

  • Knowledge in Big Data technologies like HiveSQL, Hadoop, Spark, and processing paradigms for large quantities of data

  • Firm understanding of data structures, Algorithms, and Design Patterns

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

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

Job: Technology

Primary Location: India-Haryana-Gurgaon

Other Locations: India-Haryana-Gurgaon, India-India-Bangalore, India-India-Bengaluru, Karnataka

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 23000207

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