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American Express Enterprise Architect in Jefferson City, Missouri


You Lead the Way. We’ve Got Your Back.

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.

American Express is on a mission to provide the world’s best customer experience every day. Rooted in this vision is the work of the Technology Risk & Information Security organization, empowering the company to delivery superior service through trust, security, and safety. Our culture is centered around passion, curiosity, and courage, enabling you to innovate and evolve a Fortune 100 company. You can help us achieve our mission!

We are looking for an established Enterprise Architect with the ability to “think big” and challenge conventional wisdom.

Embedded as part of an evolving Enterprise Security Architecture practice within the Information Security organisation, the successful candidate will be key to building a holistic view and long-term strategic roadmap for key systems that enable productivity, compliance and governance of the overall application and security control landscape at American Express.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partnering with senior technology staff and business leaders to act as an advisor to strategic planning efforts

  • Helping business and technology leaders clarify their objectives and expectations for technological innovation efforts

  • Facilitating strategy decisions through consulting and support in execution

  • Bringing a customer experience lens to technology strategy

  • Partnering with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into technological solutions


Key Skills

  • Ability to drive business culture and technology change in a dynamic environment

  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong consultative skills at a cross-functional level

  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholders

  • Comfortable with ambiguity

  • Knowledge of architectural design frameworks, integration frameworks and patterns


  • Experience building strategic technology plans and roadmaps

  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex solutions

  • Good awareness of hardware, software, application, and systems engineering

  • Experience in the domains of Information Security, Risk and Compliance.

  • Experience working in agile teams, preferably some exposure to SAFe

  • Demonstrated experience with business process and performance modelling, benchmarking, and financial analysis

  • Domain knowledge and experience in Application Portfolio Management would be ideal

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.

Job: Technology

Primary Location: United States

Schedule Full-time


Req ID: 21005818