Senior Engineering Manager

New York, NY, United States, Phoenix, AZ, United States

American Express


Mobile Team

Role Locations

  • New York, NY, United States
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States


501+ people


200 Vesey St
New York, NY, 10285, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • Javascript
  • React
  • Node.js
  • PostgreSQL
  • DB2
  • Redux
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Kotlin
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Go
  • Hadoop

Role Description

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

You will 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 will 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

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

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

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

About American Express

American Express is a global services company that provides customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Our principal products and services are charge and credit card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world. Learn more at, and learn more about Technology at American Express at

Company Culture

Since its inception, American Express' success has been defined by its ability to innovate, evolve, disrupt, and take risks. What has remained constant throughout this history of transformation is our dedication to our customers, to our employees and to the values on which American Express was built: integrity, quality, respect and community.

Our open, creative, and collaborative culture is a big part of why we regularly win best workplace awards all over the world. These include Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For and World's Most Admired Companies; Forbes' annual ranking of America's Best Employers; and's list of the Top Companies for Women Technologists.

World-class benefits and programs help our people to balance their professional and personal lives, while continuing to develop their skills and grow in their careers. These include enhanced leave policies for new parents (both moms and dads) welcoming a child through birth, adoption or surrogacy; tuition reimbursement; scholarships for employees' children; Reward Blue recognition program; American Express Leadership Academy development program; technical training; diversity networks; communities of technical practice; Healthy Living wellness and fitness program; Healthy Minds program; Smart Saving program; and Serve2Gether, Give2Gether and Green2Gether social engagement programs.

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