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[JOB] Mobile Product Strategy and Front End Web Developer, AmEx

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Front End Web Developer Design, Product Development-13008394

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Design team on the Product Development and Management team in Enterprise Growth (EGG), one of the fastest growing businesses at American Express. The team is seeking a Front-End Web Developer to build best in class user experiences for new digital products. These digital payments products will be competing directly with the likes of PayPal, Google Wallet, GoBank and more.

The Front-End Developer will be responsible for building experiences that solve real user needs for new and existing products in the U.S. and abroad, and helping to develop capabilities to accelerate American Express’s leadership in the digital payments and banking alternative space. A successful candidate has a strong coding background along with a practical understanding of user-centric design process. Our team will rely on the developer to support and drive the work of our designers. A strong understanding of software technologies in both web and mobile is invaluable to this role, and experience within digital payments is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities
• Develop organized, semantically correct front-end code (HTML/CSS/JS) for production, prototyping and demos
• Work with design, product and development teams to define technical requirements
• Bridge the gap between design and technology, working with visual and interaction designers to implement, maintain and improve user interfaces


• 3+ years of front-end development experience
• Strong HTML, CSS and JS knowledge
• Experience with agile development methodology
• Good understanding of cross browser (web and mobile) compatibility and web accessibility standards/best practices
• Experience with responsive design is a plus
• Exceptional interpersonal, collaborative and creative problem solving skills
• Passion for the latest trends in front-end development and technology



Primary Location

US-New York-New York


Enterprise Growth



Job Band


Work Style


Job Posting

Jun 18, 2013, 5:11:22 PM – Jun 25, 2013, 11:59:00 PM


Mercheley Beuns

Hiring Manager

Claudio Esposito


Senior Manager, Mobile Product Strategy

Business Unit:  U.S. Consumer Services

Level 2:  A1187

Cost Center:  33479776

Dept/Security ID:  S03415

Job code:  013581


Position title:  Senior Manager, Mobile Product Strategy


Job Responsibilities

Can you predict the future?  Do you enjoy tinkering with new tech products and evaluating whether they will be successful or not?   Do you frequently read TechCrunch, Mashable or a similar publication?  If yes, read on…


Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop strategic vision for the Mobile Product team
  • Identify new product concepts to explore
  • Identify jobs-to-be-done for new products
  • Maintain pulse on market developments – consumer and merchant behaviors, mobile behaviors, product releases, competitor moves, etc.
  • Support product teams during iteration of product during development phase
  • Help develop, execute and manage external partnerships in support of product strategy as necessary


Required Skills / Qualifications

  • Strategic thinker with a passion for the customer, proven ability to bring ideas to life through marketing and technology strategies with impeccable judgment
  • You have a passion for online and mobile technology, a finger on the pulse of interactive space, strong opinions about mobile experiences and look at everything in the lens of the customer
  • Ability to create customer solutions that seize on opportunities with new mobile technologies and lead to in-market solutions that solve core customer problems
    • Thrive in ambiguity, innovating and challenging the status quo in a dynamic changing environment
    • Strong relationship builder who can work effectively across own multiple teams with different backgrounds and objectives to create win/win solutions
    • Familiarity with new product development processes and translating into actionable priorities
    • A resourceful self-starter willing to find creative ways to achieve goals
    • Ability to be both detail oriented and analytical to drive results and step back to evaluate, recalibrate and shape
      • Excellent communication skills with ability to engage, influence and inspire business partners to drive collaboration and alignment


Educational Requirement or Experience needed

  • 3-5 years of experience in strategy consulting, product strategy, product development or similar role


Preferred Additional

  • Familiarity with mobile technology
  • Experience assessing appropriate partner applications, building winning proposals, maximizing value for Amex in partner negotiations and closing deals


Overview of Department

Our newly created mobile product team leads mobile product ideation, development, launch and iteration for U.S. Consumer Services at American Express.   We are dedicated to driving from payments to commerce, leveraging our strengths and introducing new “jobs” to solve along the entire commerce journey.