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Mobile Engineering Director

Greater London
Full time
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American Express
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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We’re looking for an Engineering Directorto lead mobile engineering team, and to drive the delivery of new mobile features (iOS and Android)via innovative mobile tools, technologyand practices for the American Express Global Mobile App.
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 will be responsible forleading a team of mobile engineers buildingmobile applications that will be used by tens of millions of American Express Customers around the world.
This leader will encompass a unique blend of strong leadership and an in-depth engineering skillset.
  • Work with a team of highly talented mobile engineers to build and deliver the mobile roadmap
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 8+ years of experience in software industry building customer facing productswith high performance, availability, and high scalability. Mobile app development and/or leading mobile development team experience will be a huge plus.
  • 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

We back our colleagues and their loved ones with benefits and programs that support their holistic well-being. That means we prioritize their physical, financial, and mental health through each stage of life. Benefits include:

  • Competitive base salaries
  • Bonus incentives
  • Support for financial-well-being and retirement
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits (depending on location)
  • Flexible working model with hybrid, onsite or virtual arrangements depending on role and business need
  • Generous paid parental leave policies (depending on your location)
  • Free access to global on-site wellness centers staffed with nurses and doctors (depending on location)
  • Free and confidential counseling support through our Healthy Minds program
  • Career development and training opportunities

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