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Principal Solution Architect

| 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.

The Principal Software Developer Role will be working closely with Compliance business partners and other Architects within the Business Technology department focused on maintaining, optimizing and evolving our Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Fraud investigation platform. The candidate must possess strong business acumen to understand business vision in order to provide solutions that realize business vision and needs. Strong understanding of data in the financial domain, AML and Fraud concepts, hardware considerations, and knowledge of new technologies (cloud and graph network/link analysis) will be very valuable resources in the position.

Given the need for providing solutions that meet the needs of unique business opportunities, the candidate must possess strong problem solving skills and should be capable of defining and articulating technical architecture, and providing the necessary guidance to other technical resources to implement the solution. The candidate must also possess strong planning and organization skills; excellent communication and presentation skills are also essential for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility is to optimize the AML and Fraud investigation tools and create new solutions that exceed business expectations in content accuracy, reliability and performance
  • Develop strategies, policies and best practices working with business partners
  • Develop and cultivate strong relationships with business partners and is expected to have strong customer-facing skills including negotiation, conflict resolution, and crisis management
  • Research, analyze, design, propose, and deliver solutions that fits within the enterprise context
  • Enforce data security standards including obfuscation, tokenization, and encryption
  • Conceptualize and execute Proof of Concept to verify/validate complex business issues or review new tools and technologies
  • Lead discussion with the business on new business opportunities/requirements and lead requirements gathering when needed
  • Provide thought leadership in DW schema and database performance tuning. Additionally, understands how the front-end reporting tool influences these aspects
  • Develop/enhance the DW technical standards
  • Support project teams on design and development of processes required to extract, transform, cleanse, and load the data into DW and data marts as necessary
  • Work with other team members and vendors in troubleshooting and assuring quality of the DW and data presented in the investigation tool

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 8+ years of experience in relevant technical expertise

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of Information management
  • Prior experience as a solution architect or technical lead
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with AWS (S3, Snowflake)
  • Experience with Graph Network Database technology (NEO4J)
  • Strong knowledge of Financial Services industry with the focus on Corporate Risk business domain (AML/Fraud)
  • Strong technical expertise on Data Warehouse platform (ETL/Ab Initio, Teradata), Data modeling, and Cloud
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, capable of effectively presenting ideas/solutions to all levels in the organization
  • Highly organized, capable of effectively managing competing priorities, and delivering on business results
  • Experience with vendor development model

#LI-KE

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.
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