Lead Architect, Cloud based Big Data platforms

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:

The Advanced Analytics Platforms (AAP) team at Discover is looking for a Senior Architect to lead the Value Stream comprising of Cloud engineering, Platform engineering and Data engineering teams. In this role, you will establish the architecture roadmap and capabilities across multiple agile teams. You will be responsible for presenting a cohesive view of the architecture across multiple disciplines. If you are passionate about being part of a journey, that re-invents and re-architects the way we do Data-analytics from a legacy Batch to a Cloud-based Agile/ Real-time paradigm, this role is for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead architect for the Cloud Data platform & capability Value stream
  • Collaborate with other architects to set an architecture vision for the next 3 years and create an architecture roadmap, for the engineering teams to execute
  • Ability to present high level views to Executives and also go down to the detail level for individual engineering teams
  • Expert in Cloud-based Data analytic capabilities and services
  • Architect secure, enterprise-scale patterns to support ‘Data as service patterns’, Container based processing, Real-time Data & Analytics, Cloud-native MPP
  • Knowledgeable with emerging technology trends , drive a ‘Prototype driven’ culture
  • Understand Business use cases and design Cloud-based solutions/ applications by integrating Cloud-based building blocks
  • Architect secure Cloud infrastructure, infrastructure as code for automation, Cloud-based security to run enterprise scale data-analytic platforms
  • Leverage DevOps techniques and practices like CI/CD, Test Automation, Build Automation and Test Driven Development to enable the rapid delivery of working code utilizing tools like Jenkins, Maven, Nexus, Chef, Ansible, Git, and Docker
  • Set high standards and build architecture that blends in Agile, Scale, Security and Reliability
  • Attract, recruit and lead the industry’s best talent and simultaneously have the technical chops to ensure we are developing the appropriate data assets based on the highest value business use cases
  • Represent Discover as a presenter at local meetups and conferences

Skills:
Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or military experience
  • Proven ability to set technical strategy, applying an in-depth understanding of the business strategy governing that area
  • Excellent problem-solving skills involving complex and ambiguous issues
  • AWS Solution Architect experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in a Technology Leadership position
  • At least 3 years of experience leading cloud engineering/ architecture teams
  • At least 3 years of professional work experience in data warehousing / analytics
  • At least 3 years of experience in open source programming languages for data analysis

Skills Desired:

  • Master’s Degree or PhD
  • 5+ years Java development experience
  • 3+ years of experience in Python, Scala, or R for large scale data analysis
  • 5+ years’ experience with Relational Database Systems and SQL
  • 5+ years of UNIX/Linux experience
  • 2+ years of Agile engineering experience
  • 2+ years of experience with Cloud computing
  • 1+ years of experience with supervised machine learning
  • 1+ years of experience in developing large and complex event processing platforms
  • 1+ years of experience in developing high volume transaction processing solutions that can be scaled for millions of daily transactions
  • Experience with major cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and GCP

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

So if you want to make a real difference and join an award winning team recognized by ComputerWorld for Best Places to Work, The Best Employers for Women by Forbes and Top Work Places in Chicago by Indeed, check out http://www.mydiscovercareer.com and Built In Chicago .

What are you waiting for? Apply today. And by the way, while you’re waiting to hear from us, don’t forget to explore the great benefits Discover offers at www.mydiscoverbenefits.com .

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An Insider's view of Discover Financial Services

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

AWS Cloud Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services 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.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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.
Pet Insurance
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
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
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
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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