American Express Engineering Director in Jefferson City, Missouri

The Digital Acquisition Experience organization is looking for an engineering leader to drive our Global Application platform to enable Card and Loan apply experiences across 20 markets and cross web, mobile and voice channels via cutting edge modern technologies and deployment practices.

Description: * Manage product development teams within a fast paced, agile environment

  • Create vision for the next generation platform, technology and constant innovations

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

  • Recruit skilled engineering talent with business and industry experience, and develop, reward and energize a competent, effective team within the technology organization. Identify and implement strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce.

  • Manage and/or lead software development teams, obtaining necessary resources, acting as an escalation point and removing impediments to achieve goals and objectives

  • Engage in hands-on design and ensure alignment of strategy, architecture, tools/methods with software engineers and architects to execute product roadmaps

  • Collaborate with a wide variety to stakeholders within business and technology teams to drive change required to execute product roadmaps and to prioritize, plan, and execute the development schedule for major product releases

  • Enable integrated teams to deliver technology solutions in support of key product initiatives by working closely with product managers, technical project managers, architects, engineers, and quality assurance

  • Coach, guide and promote creation of high quality, clearly documented, and compliant deliverables across engineering teams.


  • Computer Science or Information Systems degree or equivalent work experience in Javascript technologies.

  • 10 years of technical experience.

  • Requires advanced knowledge and understanding of architecture, applications systems design and integration with a detailed understanding of applicable programming methodologies.

  • Needs to be a strategic thinker, who is able to combine technical skills with overall business strategy and utilize creative solutions for problem resolution and application development.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of scalable, secure and robust n-tier architectures for achieving end-to-end performance, scalability, availability, reliability, usability, configurability, integration and security.

  • Strong knowledge of JavaScript and Architecture strategies, components, tools, concepts, best practices, standards and systems of record is strongly desired.

  • Expertise with HTML, RWD, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, XML, AJAX, DOM, and CSS technologies expected

  • Experience in JavaScript Frameworks - React JS or AngularJS

  • Must have a passion for Technology, combined with solid conceptual understanding and hands-on programming experience with Node JS and Web Services Technologies.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required, with ability to create and deliver effective presentations to upper management and Technical Architects across the organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve in the Technology space and the ability to influence and optimize input from key stakeholders in the standard setting process.

  • Proven ability to participate in, and contribute simultaneously to, multiple work streams including planning, logistics, communication, and follow up across a diverse and virtual team.

  • Experience with a broad range of software languages and technologies is a plus

  • Experience with ReactNative, native mobile development is a plus Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

Job Technology

Title: Engineering Director

Location: MO-Jefferson City

Other Locations: US-Arizona-Phoenix, US-New York-New York

Requisition ID: 18010178