Solutions Architect

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American Express Technology is looking for an experienced, talented Solutions Architect to join our Foreign Exchange International Payments engineering team in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

Global Commercial Services (GCS) is a core operating group of American Express and has delivered robust growth over the past decade. GCS partners with corporate clients to help them manage travel expenses and make purchases through proprietary payment solutions and expense management tools. The FX International Payments platform provides best in class business-to-business cross border payments. The platform is currently undergoing a full-stack transformation providing an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join the team and make an impactful difference.

?Key Responsibilities:
  • Performs hands-on solution architecture design work and actively participates in design and code reviews to ensure both delivery of desired business outcomes and alignment to enterprise standards
  • Actively identifies opportunities to adopt innovative technologies and develops POCs to validate use cases
  • Ensures the engineered environment meets the specification in terms of business requirements, application design and infrastructure requirements, i.e. accountable for the platform integration performance and efficiency
  • Closely interacts with business partners and product engineering teams to share and direct architecture practices that may affect business solution delivery
  • Works with Business and Data Architects to align and incorporate their input into platform solutions at SAFe Portfolio level
  • Identifies technical solutions and business process improvements in support of the business and IT strategic direction
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring engineering resources on solution architecture, providing advice, guidance and assistance to less experienced colleagues as required

?Required skills:
  • Extensive hands-on experience with Java, high-availability RDBMS product(s) & Cloud native
  • Advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of solution architecture, complex application systems design and platform integration via modern approaches (i.e. RESTful APIs)
  • Solid understanding of relevant supporting architecture domains required to align and deliver solutions (business, information, application, technical, etc.)
  • Ability to perform system design reviews to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources, and alignment to strategic platform roadmaps
  • Channel-specific solution architecture skills as required by the assigned platform, such as web, API or mobile
  • Experience of design and implementation of composable Microservice architectures
  • Knowledge of enterprise level integration patterns including modern, asynchronous messaging approaches
  • Understanding of distributed computing design principles, execution patterns and performance optimization techniques
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), as well as effective consultative and influential leadership skills
  • Well versed in current industry best practices regarding solution delivery disciplines Strong business acumen with the ability to identify key issues and their impact in a broad business context

Nice to have

  • Deep business capability domain knowledge relative to the assigned portfolio
  • Experience of Domain Driven Design and Event Sourcing
  • Appreciation of Kafka, asynchronous messaging backbones and streaming

?The benefits you need. The flexibility you desire:
We believe that our employees should receive highly competitive, highly customisable benefits. That's why we offer great health care, paid leave, on-site amenities. Work-life balance is important to us, too. Benefits include:

  • Private medical coverage
  • Life assurance & accident insurance
  • Emergency back-up child & adult care
  • Child care vouchers
  • Healthy living programs
  • Smart spending portal
  • Pension savings plans
  • Cycle2work option
  • Buy or sell up to 5 days annual holiday
  • Diverse employee networks

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