Technical Project Manager

Company Name:
American Express
American Express is embarking on an exciting transformation driven by an energetic new team of high-performers. This group is nimble and creative with the power to shape our technology and product roadmap. If you have the talent and desire to deliver innovative payment products and services at a rapid pace, serving our customers seamlessly across physical, digital, mobile, and social media, join our transformation team!
You will be part of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial team responsible for delivering world class card member experiences across multiple channels, including native iOS, Android, web, social integration, java services, and APIs. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our customers.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Drives integrated teams to deliver technology solutions in support of key product initiatives by working closely with product owners, architects, engineers, and quality assurance
- Works within and across business units to prioritize, plan, and execute the development schedule for major product releases
- Manages and tracks team velocity, financials, and other KPIs in relation to the plan and published progress reports
- Assigns development resources to activities and monitors performance across resource channels
- Maintains dependency plan between planned sprints across engineering, infrastructure, and third-parties
- Manages and appropriately escalates delivery impediments, risks, issues, and changes tied to the product development initiatives
- May perform hands on reviews of product backlog, designs, code, test scripts and results in addressing delivery impediments or product quality issues.
- Ensures deliverables across engineering teams are high quality and clearly documented
- Conducts daily stand-ups and retrospectives at the end of each sprint, and ensures that the team is continuously learning from the past
- Identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
- This "rebel with a cause" looks beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
This high energy Engineer must have:
A BS degree in computer science, computer engineering, other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience
Hands-on expertise with application design, software development and automated testing
Experience collaborating with the business to drive requirements / agile story analysis
Ability to effectively interpret technical and business objectives and challenges, and articulate solutions
Ability to think abstractly and deal with ambiguous/under-defined problems
Ability to enable business capabilities through innovation
Looks proactively beyond the obvious for continuous improvement opportunities
High energy, demonstrated willingness to learn new technologies, and takes pride in how fast they develop working software
Required Skills:
Experience in leading scrum team members in different projects
Expertise in Managing and delivering large projects on time, within budget and to quality. Including management of risk, schedule, quality and communication
Past experience of multi-tasking and managing multiple projects
Must be hands-on and able to perform E2E (end to end) or UAT (user acceptance testing) as needed
Technology expertise should include Big Data, internet technologies (HTTP, XML, etc),), NoSQL, MongoDB, REST, SOA
Ability to understand architecture at a product/project level
Have done bug tracking, Project Management/Agile/Scrum using a suite of tools
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
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Experience in Managing and delivering large projects on time, within budget and to quality. Including management of risk, schedule, quality and communication
Excellent leadership, communication and negotiation skills
Strong knowledge of the web, the software development process and technologies
In depth knowledge of project management tools, best practices and processes
High level utilization of caching solution
Machine learning / data mining
Web services design and implementation using REST / SOAP
Bug-tracking, source control and build systems
PMI Certification is a plus
Scrum Master Certification is a plus
Experience using Rally agile delivery management platform is a plus
Experience with object-oriented design and coding skills across a variety of platforms (JAVA,
HTML5, BLAZE, DB2, XML and Mainframe) is a plus
Experience with web services and Open API development, as well as SOA concepts is a plus
Experience with payments technology and industry is a plus
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Title: Technical Project Manager
Location: AL-Montgomery
Requisition ID: 14014439

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