American Express Principal Architect in Des Moines, Iowa

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Principal Architect is a member of the Enterprise Architecture organization and is responsible for leading the strategic and architectural direction for the AET organization and for providing architectural guidance and oversight for Company and Technology Platforms. This is a critical leadership position given the complex infrastructure and global scale of American Express.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Spend 25% of time conducting hands-on research, complex investigations and contributing to complex delivery efforts

  • Drive key architecture decisions to solve critical, complex problems for the Servicing Company Platform and adjacent Company Platforms.

  • Work with senior level engineers, architects and platform owner to set the technical direction and strategic objectives

  • Align efforts with Enterprise Architecture team to influence technical standards and progress enterprise objectives.

  • Drive the evolution and integration of system and subsystem architecture in line with the Company Platform POA strategy.

  • Network with peers on technical matters, design prototypes, system designs and enterprise- wide research projects.

  • Work with the Company Platform owner and senior architects to guide Technical Platform architecture and engineering teams.

  • Combine in-depth specialty area(s) with broad knowledge of other disciplines to deliver coherent end-to-end architectural guidance.

  • Partner with business leadership to influence priorities and objectives.

  • Focus on driving architecture towards long-term Business Unit/Enterprise goals and objectives.

  • Solve novel problems that impact products and/or technologies.

  • Design new techniques, methodologies, and concepts for tackling broad cross-cutting initiatives.

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.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Principal Architect is a member of the Enterprise Architecture organization and is responsible for leading the strategic and architectural direction for the AET organization and for providing architectural guidance and oversight for Company and Technology Platforms. This is a critical leadership position given the complex infrastructure and global scale of American Express.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Spend 25% of time conducting hands-on research, complex investigations and contributing to complex delivery efforts

  • Drive key architecture decisions to solve critical, complex problems for the Servicing Company Platform and adjacent Company Platforms.

  • Work with senior level engineers, architects and platform owner to set the technical direction and strategic objectives

  • Align efforts with Enterprise Architecture team to influence technical standards and progress enterprise objectives.

  • Drive the evolution and integration of system and subsystem architecture in line with the Company Platform POA strategy.

  • Network with peers on technical matters, design prototypes, system designs and enterprise- wide research projects.

  • Work with the Company Platform owner and senior architects to guide Technical Platform architecture and engineering teams.

  • Combine in-depth specialty area(s) with broad knowledge of other disciplines to deliver coherent end-to-end architectural guidance.

  • Partner with business leadership to influence priorities and objectives.

  • Focus on driving architecture towards long-term Business Unit/Enterprise goals and objectives.

  • Solve novel problems that impact products and/or technologies.

  • Design new techniques, methodologies, and concepts for tackling broad cross-cutting initiatives.

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: Principal Architect

Location: IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID: 18015486