Solutions Architect & Payments Expert – EMV Chip & Mobile Specifications, Products & Standards

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Who are we?

At American Express our Global Network relies increasingly on the deep expertise and experience of a core team of subject matter experts in advanced payments technology who are passionate about EMV Chip, Contactless, Mobile payments and emerging digital payment products and standards.

We value deep and broad knowledge of this domain in which we excel, to advance American Express and Industry specifications, provide solutions and consultancy to our product teams, and be great collaborators and communicators. We're proud that a culture of respect and teamwork exists among colleagues. We are part of a Technology team who thrive in close collaboration with our Business Product and Industry Standards teams.

Our Team

We are a small team of payments technical experts in a centre of excellence based in the UK (and US)

Team members work for the majority of time in our modern office environment, and based locally in the region we enjoy the luxury of avoiding a long commute to London and enjoy dynamic and interesting daily work. We have an excellent work/life balance, and flexible working practices.

International Travel is required from time-to-time when working on industry standards or on internal American Express business initiatives.

The Challenge

As a part of our commitments to EMVCo, the industry technical body responsible for secure and interoperable payment solutions, members of the team contribute to its work and mission and represent American Express positions and interests there.

Within Amex you’ll work closely with business product teams and others using your deep expertise in the areas of EMV Chip & Mobile payment products in particular as for POS Terminals and Chipcards to define solutions and be a key contributor to American Express Payment Product Specifications.

As well as solving stimulating daily consultancy requests that tap into your knowledge, you will partner closely with our Global Certification teams to help ensure the security and interoperability of chip and mobile products (and other emerging payment products) on the American Express Network.

Salary: competitive
Posting start date: 06/06/2019
Posting end date: 04/07/2019

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


Required skills

About you?

Coming from a technical background with business knowledge and context from your experience in the card payments industry you’ll be ready to succeed and apply your expertise gained in EMV, contactless payments and NFC mobile payments.

Your ability to combine your knowledge and passion with written communication skills to add to or author  documents, such as the functionally focused chipcard or terminal specifications in support of EMVCo or Amex standards and products will be highly valued.

You will be both able and comfortable representing American Express at external industry forums, in particular at EMVCo, and you’ll enjoy using your excellent verbal and written communications skills in doing so.

While the role does not currently involve any software development, past experience as a software developer of EMV related products (POS terminals, applications etc) would be a valuable asset in support of the in-depth ‘bits & bytes’ understanding of how EMV chip products and similar work.


Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

13 July 2019
Location: United Kingdom West Sussex Burgess Hill
Work type:
Full time
Banking and Financial Services
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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