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American Express Acting Engineering Director in Montgomery, Alabama


“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. 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.

We’re looking for an Engineering Director, Mobile to drive the delivery of new mobile features (iOS and Android), capabilities and advancement of mobile platform via innovative mobile technology tools and practices for the American Express global membership mobile app.

We want someone with strong technical skills for mobile app development (iOS and Android), sense for creativity and passion for building beautiful mobile apps. Should enjoy solving complex technical problems and working with newer technologies. You should be a huge advocate for building amazing user experiences, beautiful code and craftsmanship.

You’ll be part of the Mobile Engineering team whose mission is to be essential in our Customers’ digital lives by providing value, convenience, and delight wherever they are. Your primary responsibilities will be to lead a team of engineers developing mobile applications that will be used by tens of millions of American Express Customers around the world. You should have expertise building mobile apps using modern software development methodologies and be able to dive deep and rapidly iterate on ideas despite ambiguity. You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment with the stability of working for a Fortune 100 company. This leader will encompass a unique blend of strong leadership and an in-depth engineering skillset especially with modern application development technologies for building high quality and delightful mobile experiences.


  • Work with a team of highly talented mobile engineers to build and deliver the mobile roadmap in the areas pertaining to - redesign of enterprise mobile app, new information architecture, native design language, consistent mobile UI patterns, building scalable mobile search and many other features to bring the customer experiences to life via the mobile app

  • Responsible to build the mobile features using the right iOS and Android architectural patterns to ensure scalability and robustness.

  • Work with mobile product development closely to understand the product and customer needs; and enable the product and customer vision for the company

  • Contribute to advance the mobile platform to improve developer efficiency

  • Responsible for the people management of a co-located and remote engineering teams

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

  • Recruit best in class and diverse mobile talent from the industry

  • Drive innovation within a fast-paced agile environment

  • 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 of stakeholders within business and technology teams to drive change required to execute product roadmaps

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

  • Collaborate within and across business units to prioritize, plan, and execute the development schedule for major product releases

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.


  • Solid experience building and leading native Mobile App development (iOS / Android)

  • Should have Mobile UI/UX experience using Apple’s Human Interface Design and Google Material Design

  • Should have experience building out consumer-facing products and platforms for mobile apps with high performance, availability and high scalability

  • Experience managing software engineering teams designing and building software products in a fast-paced, complex and dynamic software development environment

  • Extensive hands-on experience building and managing the development of complex, large scale applications and products that require a deep understanding of application logic and dependencies

  • Experience being a people leader, coaching, mentoring and guiding for highly talented technical teams

  • Experience attracting, hiring retaining and leading top engineering talent

  • Experience with Agile, Scrum or other rapid application development methodologies is required

  • University Degree in computer science, or engineering-related field required

Employment eligibility to work with American Express in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for these positions.

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

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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Job: Technology

Primary Location: United States

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 22000600