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Senior Principal Data Solution Architect

| North Suburbs

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 Enterprise Data Architecture & Strategy team at Discover is looking for an experienced Data Architect to join a diverse team dedicated to data architecture, strategy and logical data modeling. On this team you will collaborate closely with others to understand enterprise requirements and develop and design data architecture.

In this role you will:

  • Create reference data architecture for all data across the company
  • Document current and target state data flows
  • Be a thought leader and share your expertise with an extended team

Responsibilities

  • Develops the technology roadmap for big data analytical solutions and real-time decision-making capabilities. Educates the organization on new analytical approaches.
  • Identifies business analytical requirements and expected outcomes. Develops data analytics solution architecture and patterns to meet business needs.
  • Recommends decision-technology integration patterns and designs, experiments, tests hypotheses, and builds statistical models. Conducts data analyses and designs algorithms.
  • Designs data pipelines, conceptual data models, and physical and schematic data models.
  • Partners with business analysts on the use of statistical tools, analytical tools, and decision engines.
  • Drives optimal reference architecture that efficiently and effectively presents an integrated view of enterprise data for both operational and analytical needs.
  • Defines logical concepts such as ODS, EDW, Data Marts and Operational Reporting (batch, real-time, near real-time)
  • Documents current state data flows covering interfaces, data stores, transport technologies and the source and destination of data
  • 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
  • Lead, mentor and coach data architects, applications architects and other team members
  • 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.
  • Present architecture 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 Computer Science, Applied Statistics, Management Information System, or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in hands-on programming, architecting and integrating solutions for complex business problems, and modernizing to next-generation data applications, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 10+ years of relevant hands-on data architecture experience
  • 4+ years of relevant hands-on exposure to building data and analytics solutions on AWS
  • 2+ years of ETL architecture experience (Ab Initio or cloud-native tools)
  • Experience with variety of databases e.g. Teradata, Oracle, Maria DB, Snowflake
  • Built architectural patterns at scale, including thoughtfully-designed data solutions, repeatable data pipelines, and efficient software engineering principles
  • Sound understanding of CI/CD, infrastructure engineering and building future ready technology solutions
  • Experience with building data warehouses, marts, business intelligence reports and operational systems
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in the data space and ability to recommend solutions
  • Experience leading and mentoring other data architects
  • Strong executive presentation skills

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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.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today!

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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 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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