Lead Business Data Analyst at Discover

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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 

 

Discover Financial Services is seeking Lead Business Data Analyst to join our Enterprise Data Quality team. Successful candidates will collaborate with both Business and Technology cross-functional teams to gather requirements, understand and design business process, working in agile framework to deliver value to business.

On top of that, as a Lead Business Data Analyst, you will provide analytics and engineering leadership to enable data quality management framework and leverage the best technology solution to drive high quality data culture at DFS.  You will be on the cutting edge of finding and integrating new technology and tools for data centric projects. For your first initiative, you will focus on collaborating with business data owners to identify and implement meaningful DQ checks on critical data elements. You will also be helping build customized solution for automatic DQ checks across multiple platforms while coming up simplified processes for issue remediation.

 

The ideal candidate will be passionate about Discover Financial Services data insights and its mission of driving high quality data environments. A successful candidate will have understanding of data modeling practices and have basic analytical skills and be able to work in a dynamic, fast-changing business environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with Business Data Stewards and Stewardship team to triage “logical” DQ rules, refine the verbiage to ensure meaningful DQ rules are implementable and collaborate with engineers for implementation and execution.
  • Drive CDE (Critical Data Elements) business rules intake, implementation, assessment and escalation.
  • Partner with DQ product owner and engineers to design and implement Data Quality check progress report and bring up visibility for DQ implementation.   
  • Lead the initiatives to develop and document DQ remediation process, and provide oversights for DQ remediation activities in SOR and SOT layer.
  • Help promote a culture of clear documentation and partner with Corporate Risk Management and Governance team to create job aids, standard procedures related to data quality management area.
  • DQ Standards & procedure development, maintenance and training
  • Maintain DQ rule repository, develop and come up with creative ways to conduct training pertaining to DQ intake, implementation, execution, monitoring and remediation.
  • Collaborate with PO and engineers to improve already existing processes through automation of manual work
  • Perform necessary testing to ensure automated processes perform correctly
  • Create road map for DQ rule migration activities
  • Develop meaningful DQ KRI metrics and drive the normalization and remediation efforts to correct any known data quality gaps
  • Partner with business and technology teams to develop data applications. Identify business data ingestion and processing frameworks. Coordinates and obtains data application requirements from the business. Translates business requirements to development teams. Assist with development and testing processes. Coordinate data application and model deployments and validations.
  • Assists with the development of models, analytic processes, and reports. Provides guidance on the development of data consumption processes.
  • Ensures data governance policies are followed by implementing and validating data lineage, quality checks, classification, etc.
  • Provides support for deployed data applications and analytical models. Identifies data problems and guides issue resolutions.
  • Provides data and technical consulting during data application design. Provide technical consulting on data composition and data engineering.

 

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, or related field
  • 4+ years of work experience in Data Analysis, Business Analysis, data application programming, ETL development, migrating to next generation database, or related
  • In lieu of education experience, 6+ years of work experience in Data Analysis, Business Analysis, data application programming, ETL development, migrating to next generation database, or related

 

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and professional speaking skills
  • Prior experience with Banking or Financial domain is a plus
  • Experience in SQL, AWS, and Tableau
  • Proven background working in Teradata, Snowflake and big data environments
  • Ab Initio DQE (Data Quality Environment) architecture
  • Ab Initio Express IT business rule development
  • A deep understanding of Enterprise Metadata Management and Data Quality Principal and how high quality data fuels safe and sound operations, and innovation
  • Strong ability to build and leverage external relationships
  • Decision making abilities while gathering information and then put your decisions into action
  • Creative and independent thinker with the ability to understand and translate complex problems and business processes into practical system requirements and solutions
  • Ability to provide guidance and clear instructions to engineering teams to achieve objectives

 

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What are you waiting for? Apply today!

 

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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We're headquartered in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and have a downtown Chicago office known as “The 606.”

An Insider's view of Discover

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 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.

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

Culture
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
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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.
Mental Health Benefits
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
Match charitable contributions
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.
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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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