Principal Business Analyst

| North Suburbs

Job Description

 

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 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.

We are looking for a seasoned Principal Business Analyst to join our Enterprise Data Management Technology team.  This role will be the bridge between our business partners and data scientist, data model and data engineering teams to understand and document the business requirements for the enterprise data assets.  The Principal business analyst will provide insights/recommedations on data assets by running queries and profiling the data, creating source to target mapping to align to the enterprise logical/physical data model.
 

Responsible for formulating systems scope and objectives relative to the organization’s business plan and industry requirements. Provides technical guidance concerning the business implications of the application of various systems. Provides technical consulting on complex projects.

Responsibilities

  • Be the bridge between Data Scientist, Model development and Data Engineering to enable model and strategy development against enterprise data assets.
  • Analyze data across multiple platforms to provide insights and recommendations to support enterprise data assets principles.
  • Understand at a fundamental level our data ingestion and processing frameworks.
  • Must drive innovations by keeping current on emerging technology and Data Trends which may fit with data assets needs
  • Gathers data application requirements from Data Scientists and other operational teams to ensure that the business needs will be met.
  • Designs transformation logic in source to targets to be implemented by partner Data Engineers
  • Partners with the Data Scientists and Data Engineers throughout the development and testing processes by ensuring that the team understands the parameters and needs of the project
  • Creates target state data flows covering registered interfaces, alignment to reference architecture, alignment to sources of truth, Master data/CRM like solutions across the enterprise
  • Promotes reusability with an enterprise view, simplifies architecture landscape
  • Covers service-level requirements such as availability, volume of data, response time, and security and privacy.
  • Provide guidance to application development areas by applying knowledge of data warehouse design, extract-transform-load (ETL) design and development
  • Support the creation and implementation of data strategy and future state architecture
  • Provide support for the roll-out of enterprise data modeling, data stewardship, metadata and data quality processes and tools.
  • Provides support for deployed data applications and analytical models by being a trusted advisor to Data Scientists and other data consumers by identifying data problems and guiding issue resolution with partner Data Engineers
  • Present vision to teams as well as to executive leadership

 

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Business, Information Technology, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience working with the business in software development
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in software development lifecycle­—collaborating with business and/or BT coding, designing, testing, project management

 

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

  • Experience with variety of databases e.g. Teradata, Oracle, Maria DB, Snowflake
  • Experience with building data warehouses, marts, business intelligence reports and operational systems
  • 3+ years ad hoc SQL experience researching data
  • Strong communication skills – ability to talk effectively to business users, data scientists and engineers
  • 2+ years of relevant hands-on data architecture experience
  • 1+ years of relevant hands-on exposure to building data and analytics solutions on AWS
  • Knowledge of ETL architecture experience (Ab Initio or cloud-native tools)
  • Knowledge and ability to promote innovative solutions for metadata and data quality.
  • Knowledge about architecting and influencing metadata driven applications
  • Knowledge about architecting and influencing data quality solutions for data-at-rest and data-in-motion at high velocity.
  • Knowledge about architecting and influencing metadata driven data reconciliation and data quality solutions
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in the data space and ability to recommend solutions
  • Experience leading and mentoring other business data architects
  • Strong executive presentation skills
  • Experience with Agile methodology and related tools such as Jira

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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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Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
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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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Game Room
Parking
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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.
Diversity Program
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