Software Engineering Director

Location
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Feb 2019
Closes
01 Mar 2019
Ref
19003034
Contract Type
Permanent

Make an impact on our business and the business world. 

You won’t just shape the world of software.

You’ll shape the world of life, work and play.


Our Software Engineering teams not only understand how technology works, but how that technology intersects with the people who count on it every day. Today, innovative ideas, insight and new perspectives are at the core of how we create a more powerful, personal and fulfilling experience for all our customers. So if you’re interested in a career creating breakthrough software and making an impact on an audience of millions, look no further.

You won’t just keep up, you’ll break new ground.


There are hundreds of opportunities to make your mark on technology and life at American Express. Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:aking your place as a leader agile teams driving the latest development practices

  • Taking your place as a leader agile teams driving the latest development practices
  • Writing code and unit tests, working with API specs and automation
  • Identifying opportunities for adopting new technologies
  • Leading teams of engineers that delivers knowledge management solutions to businesses worldwide

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


Required skills:

Are you up for the challenge?

  • Preferably an university degree in computer science, computer engineering or other technical discipline or equivalent experience
  • Significant experience of leading software development teams
  • Extensive hands-on experience building and managing the development of complex, large scale enterprise applications and products that require a deep understanding of application logic and dependencies
  • Proven experience attracting, hiring, retaining and leading top engineering talent
  • Experience with Scrum, Kanban, or another Agile application development methodology
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and exploit them to their optimal potential
  • At the core of Software Engineering 
  • Every member of our team must be able to demonstrate the following technical, functional, leadership and business core competencies, including:
  • Agile Practices
  • Porting/Software Configuration
  • Programming Languages and Frameworks
  • Business Analysis
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Business Product Knowledge

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 take on 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 collaboration, 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 take on a new career path, 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.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on recruitment.support.uk@aexp.com or 00800 83 000038 (free phone, subject to individual carrier charges). For Russia based candidates on 810 800 83 000038.


ReqID: 19003034
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time

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