Director Technical Delivery Job
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Director Technical Delivery-13012425

As the Director of Technical Delivery in Delivery Transformation you will be a vital member of a team that will be elevating technical delivery at a large company. You will help question and drive fundamental change in an organization that has demonstrated its ability to question assumptions over 5 previous generational change moments. The time is right – are you up to the challenge?

Your responsibilities are at the center of change, the infrastructure and architectural changes that are required to support a first class nimble firm and the demands placed on that infrastructure from 1st class talent that accepts nothing short of excellence. You will be the glue to tie together improvements to delivery process and tooling within Unit CIO organizations, changes in process and tooling to support our refined Talent Management strategy, our drive to the Cloud and Flexible Infrastructure and Provisioning, and the drive to changing AXP delivery model via DevOps approaches.

Details of the responsibilities:

Software Delivery Pipeline (SDP)
· Provide thought leadership to AXP stakeholders to ensure implementation of and end-to-end automated and integrated Software Delivery
· Moves the organization from partial adoption of tooling to widespread adotopion of continuous delivery
· Determine the POD and POA process, tooling, and infrastructure for the SDP to ensure effective delivery of build, testing, and deployment
· Ensure infrastructure supports necessary interfaces across tools to deliver the SDP
· Ensures that the infrastructure supports automated data collection and metrics to drive continuous improvement
· Partner with Unit CIO DT POCs to drive adoption of the Software Delivery Pipeline
Cloud and Flexible Provisioning
· Prioritize cloud requirements and initiatives to support DT’s goals
· Reviews ongoing cloud and flexible provisioning plan execution and helps delivery partners protect the delivery critical path
· Identifies cloud and provisioning requirements based on strategic Unit CIO directions
· Partner with Unit CIO DT POCs to drive adoption of flexible provisioning
Workplace Environment
· Identify infrastructure improvements to tech environment that will help attract and retain new talent
· Partner with Workplace Technology to sequence investments to meet DT needs
· Partner with Unit CIO DT POCs to drive adoption of flexible provisioning

Deep Technical Understanding
· Technical architect with a long history of designing and refining complex information sytems
· Experience with a broad swath of technologies – mid-range, network, development, infrastructure, mainframe
· Technical depth in at least one of the following: programming languages, database design, network design, cloud, data center management, software development methodologies
· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
Strategic Thinking
· Ability to identify hard requirements for success
· Ability to look past distractions that are unrelated to success
· Ability to identify paths of least resistance, technically and organizationally, to execute a variety of initiatives
· Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to tailor communications to
various levels of detail
· Ability to collaborate across numerous, diverse stakeholders
· Ability to understand stakeholder’s motivations and incentives
Flexibility and Nimbleness
· Comfort with ambiguity and a fast-paced environment
· Proven ability to rapidly adjust to changing priorities
· Ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple demands
Job: Amex Technologies
Primary Location: United States
Schedule: Full-time

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