Principal Data Engineer

| 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.

Responsible for using knowledge to apply a hands-on approach with next generation technologies to contribute to the team that delivers the latest data-driven platforms & next generation analytic technologies.

On top of that, as a principal data engineer on the Data Governance Technology team, you will provide engineering leadership on building reusable frameworks and products enabling data governance across our company’s data assets on premise and in the cloud. These products and frameworks will be utilized across many different data engineering teams enabling them to support our organization’s data needs. You will play a critical role to help create a single pane of glass that supports comprehensive and authoritative collection of enterprise metadata, and create enterprise level solution helping Discover to unlock the value of its data.

You will be on the cutting edge of finding and integrating new technology and tools for data centric projects. Some of the technologies you will use include Ab Initio DQE, Alation (Data Catalog), Spark(python/scala), Kinesis, Kafka, EMR, MPP Databases (Snowflake & Redshift), NoSQL DBs, and other various AWS services (Lambda, Glue, Step Functions..). Additionally, you will work on real time governance solutions using tools such as Kafka, Kinesis and Spark streaming and will deploy application code using CI/CD tools and techniques.

Responsibilities

  • Provides senior-level technical consulting to peer-data engineers during design and development for highly complex and critical data projects.
  • Provides engineering leadership to create and enhance data solutions enabling seamless integration and flow of data across the data ecosystem.
  • Designs and develops data ingestion frameworks leveraging Open-Source tools such as NiFi, Sqoop, Hive, Java, Pig, Python, as well as data processing/transformation frameworks leveraging Open-Source tools.
  • Provides support for deployed data applications and analytical models.
  • Designs and develops real-time processing solutions using Open-Source tools.
  • Drive product design and act as a technical liaison to support future capability development and integration efforts
  • Designs and develops complex and critical data projects.
  • Designs and develops real-time processing solutions.
  • Creates and enhances data solutions that enable seamless integration and flow of data across the data ecosystem.
  • Designs and develops data ingestion frameworks, leveraging open-source tools and data-processing frameworks.
  • Develops, implements, and supports application codes and analytical models.
  • Partners with the business and technology team to complete business initiatives in data governance space. Develop data driven solutions utilizing current and next generation technologies to meet evolving business needs.
  • Ability to quickly identify an opportunity and recommend possible technical solution in metadata management and data catalog.
  • Follow Agile development approach for custom data pipeline development (Cloud and on prem).
  • Utilize multiple development languages/tools such as Python, SPARK, Java, CI/CD pipeline, customized API calls to build prototypes and evaluate results for effectiveness and feasibility.
  • Work heavily within the AWS ecosystem, using AWS services.
  • Operationalize open source data-analytic tools for enterprise use.
  • Ensure proper data governance policies are followed by implementing or validating Data Registry, Metadata Management, etc.
  • Help coach and manage junior team members.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in Data Platform Administration/Engineering

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 8+ years of experience in Data Platform Administration/Engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and professional speaking skills
  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Operations Research, or related engineering field
  • 5+ years of experience of being a lead engineer amongst a team of equal or junior level developers
  • Development experience with programming languages such as Java, python and spark
  • Development experience with developing REST API
  • Strong in Unix/Shell scripting
  • Deep level understanding and implementation experience across AWS Data Services such as Glue, Kinesis, SQS, Redshift, VPC, IAM, EC2, RDS, SNS, CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Step Functions, Lambda, EMR
  • Experience in ETL / Data application development (preferably Ab Initio)
  • A deep understanding of Enterprise Metadata Management and Data Catalog function and how cataloged data fuels safe and sound operations, and innovation
  • Experience in data management and building data pipeline for cloud data assets
  • Strong ability to build and leverage external relationships
  • Decision making abilities while gathering information and then put your decisions into action

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Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

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Location

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.

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

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.
Diversity Program
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