Cybersecurity Engineer

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Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description  

What You'll Do

  • The responsibility of the role is to support the cybersecurity roadmap and contribute to the delivery of secure systems, cyber solutions, cyber applications, technical projects, and regulatory and risk requirements. This includes cybersecurity framework, engineering new technologies, program optimization, vulnerability remediation, metrics reporting, performance analysis, and mitigating operational risk in a high-velocity culture. The role is required to support complex project work efforts, perform advanced analyses, make near real-time decisions, collaborate with BT/Business/Audit teams, issue documentation/reports, investigate cases or design solutions, adhere to architecture guides, engineer solutions to advance the cyber roadmap, remediate risk, offer solutions to BT teams, and coordinate implementing the solutions or apply Standards/Audits requirements to ensure security infrastructure and solutions/technologies implementation comply.

How You'll Do It

  • Interprets technology direction and analyzes Cybersecurity systems by applying professional systems knowledge/studies, specialized security training, and advanced analytical techniques. Designs new systems according to architecture guidelines and performs continual integration. Performs research and tests on scanning tools and develops a comparison study using security systems, professional knowledge, and systems analysis techniques. Tests defense technologies prior to deployment to determine if it’s feasible for integration. Engineers Cybersecurity and data analytics solutions, including conducting vendor-technology reviews. Supports current- and future-state architectural models to assess impact across assigned Cybersecurity technology systems.
  • Analyzes Cybersecurity technology capabilities and specifications to identify enhancement opportunities by applying professional systems knowledge/studies, specialized security training, and advanced analytical techniques. Performs ongoing assessment of the team and programs activities to identify opportunities for improvement. Ensures compliance with audit, regulatory, and legal requirements. Builds and maintains effective relationships with peers and internal business partners. Point of contact for escalating engineering, security solutions, and/or advanced analytics tools. Must make decisions quickly to avoid an outage, and ensure the system’s high availability.
  • Applies the system’s professional knowledge, studies engineering and systems, and specialized security vendor training to assess threats to infrastructure and vulnerabilities of system(s) to develop a security-risk profile. Supports mitigation and countermeasure strategies from collected threat intelligence, using enterprise-wide, complex analytical system.
  • Maintains knowledge of security trends, threats, and attack techniques. Applies the system’s professional knowledge, studies engineering and systems, and specialized security vendor training to utilize Cybersecurity solutions, analyzes events to mitigate risk, and achieve remediation.

Qualifications You'll Need

The Basics

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Security or Information Technology or Business or Analytics
  • Minimum 2 years experience in Information Security, Computer Science, Data Analytics, or related experience, or related certifications

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Strong wiliness to learn new technical skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience in supporting major Operating Systems, such as Windows Server and RHEL
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python and Powershell
  • Experience supporting and maintaining highly available distributed systems
  • Experience working with cloud service providers, such as AWS, GCP, or Azure #LI-BG1 #Remote #BI-Remote

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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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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.
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Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
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Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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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
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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.
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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.
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Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
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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.
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Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
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The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
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Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
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Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
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