Data Architecture Senior Manager

| North Suburbs

Discover. A brighter future.

With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.

Job Description 

 

The Data Architecture Sr. Manager is a strategic professional who stays abreast of developments within own field and contributes to directional strategy by considering their application in own job and the business. Recognized technical authority for an area within the business. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Significant impact on the area through complex deliverables. Provides advice and counsel related to the technology or operations of the business. Work impacts an entire area, which eventually affects the overall performance and effectiveness of the sub-function/job family.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the creation of business architecture models, conceptual and logical data models, data flow diagrams, enterprise data standards, adoption strategies, and data remediation recommendations for key financial applications
  • Work with development teams to create processes that ensure production of high quality data that is ready to be shared across key applications
  • Work closely with key technology and business SMEs to develop an in-depth understanding of their critical data needs and business impact of existing data quality and data integrity
  • Recognize the patterns of data needs across multiple business requirements and determine how to address these requirements using an effective and efficient business data architecture
  • Establish a governance process to oversee implementation activities and ensure ongoing alignment to the defined architecture.
  • Support Managers with status reports and presentation content. Guide data analysis and reporting processes that include collection from multiple sources, validation of data and assembly and presentation of required data.
  • Review and validate information categories and data attributes with discipline owners to ensure completeness and define overall data architecture.
  • Maintain data architecture and its ongoing alignment with Discover Data Standards.
  • Identify variance / gaps in the current data and the approach to achieve alignment.
  • Define a data alignment plan in cooperation with technology partners.
  • Manage the implementation of the data alignment plan and overall migration to the target state architecture.
  • Define and operate data architecture governance process that oversees data architecture.
  • Prioritizing data convergence activities and overseeing the completion of alignment activities.
  • Review proposed changes or additions to the defined data architecture.
  • Soft skills required to work with an executive team: high level communication skills, influence management, and good presentation ability


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Technology field or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of managing tactical delivery teams  
  • 3+ years Banking or Financial Services Experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in analyzing and defining data structures and architecture
  • 5+ years of data analysis and data modeling
  • 5+ years of process modeling
  • 2+ years of IT project governance
  • 2+ years of experience in Python, Scala, or R for large scale data analysis
  • 2+ years of experience with Cloud computing
  • 1+ years of experience with supervised machine learning
  • Demonstrated influencing, facilitation and partnering skills
  • Ability to lead projects with multiple counterparts across organizations
  • Track record of interfacing with and presenting results to senior management
  • Analytical, flexible, team-oriented and have good interpersonal/communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel

 

Desired Skills:

  • Master/PhD STEM
  • 4+ years of experience in Python, Scala, or R for large scale data analysis
  • 4+ years of experience with Cloud computing
  • 2+ years of experience with supervised machine learning

 

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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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What are Discover Perks + Benefits

Discover Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

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Volunteer in local community
Discover’s business is built on helping people, and we invest in the community (Blessing Backpacks, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Sisters) to demonstrate our commitment to a brighter future.
Partners with Nonprofits
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Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
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Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
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Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
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When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
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Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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