Engineering Director - Mobile Engineering


American Express


Mobile Team

Role Location

  • Remote


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

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’re looking for an Engineering Director to lead mobile engineering team, and to drive the delivery of new mobile features (iOS and Android) via innovative mobile tools, technology and 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 for leading a team of mobile engineers building mobile 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

As part of our diverse tech team, you can architect, code and ship software that makes us an essential part of our customers’ digital lives. Here, you can work alongside talented engineers in an open, supportive, inclusive environment where your voice is valued, and you make your own decisions on what tech to use to solve challenging problems. Amex offers a range of opportunities to work with the latest technologies and encourages you to back the broader engineering community through open source. And because we understand the importance of keeping your skills fresh and relevant, we give you dedicated time to invest in your professional development. Find your place in technology on #TeamAmex.

Minimum Qualifications:

8+ years of experience in software industry building customer facing products with 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 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.

If the role you are applying for is designated as hybrid or onsite, you will be required to demonstrate that you have completed your primary COVID-19 vaccination series (i.e., 2 doses for Moderna/Pfizer and 1 dose for J&J) in order to work in or visit any of our offices. This requirement is subject to legally required accommodations.

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

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.

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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