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Emerging Technologies – DevOps Engineer

 

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:
As Discovers Business Technology organization continues to innovate with new open source technologies, a new opportunity has been opened on the Emerging Technologies team in the Enterprise Architecture group.*** The position is in our downtown Chicago office, located next to the Merchandise Mart. Occasional travel to headquarters in Riverwoods, IL is required. ***This position will join a team focused on innovative data engineering solutions. As a developer or technical lead on the team, you will be responsible for guiding the team on technical details as well as implementation of solution and ongoing operational support. By following Agile practices, and continuing to build our development frameworks, you will contribute to a team that is delivering high value solutions and still innovating in our software tool set choices. We’re currently developing in Python and Scala, and are also looking to leverage more AWS services and Kafka streams, but are also evaluating cloud based streaming analytics and machine learning solutions.There will be opportunities to promote Discover and its innovative solutions (i.e., AWS Kinesis, Lambda) that this team will be involved in driving forward, so we expect this individual to be comfortable in these outreach responsibilities and possess good communication skills in order to be effective in these duties.The role requires strategic thinking, attention to detail and effective oral & written communication skills including the creation of visual artifacts such as flow and/or sequence diagrams. This unique position will require both a strong technical and business acumen.

Other Responsibilities:

    • Works with a dedicated agile development team to deliver customer/business value through product features.
    • Working within an Agile process to deliver solutions to Discover that support the Centralized Logging Service (CLS) and assistance in the design and implementation of the solution, based on Elasticsearch, Logstash, Filebeats, Kafka, Apache NiFi, and AWS.
    • Achieve a high level of competency in big data solutions and aligned technologies that are used, or will benefit CLS.
    • Take an agile pro-active approach that delivers improvements to the organization in a timely basis.
    • Identifying opportunities to innovate on top of the CLS data, which promote skills in Data Analytics.
    • Delivering new capabilities with new technologies (i.e., machine learning) that deliver additional value.
    • Develop data science expertise.
    • Provide technical leadership to application developers and other internal stakeholders regarding all aspects of Centralized Logging Solution.
    • Perform strategic planning, upgrades, maintenance and support.
    • Actively contribute to and drive creation of artifacts for CLS Architectures, Design Considerations and Best Practices.
    • Maintain working knowledge of alternative Log Analytic solutions (i.e. Splunk, Elastic Filebeats/Logstash and Apache Metron), as well as cloud-based offerings.
    • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.

    Skills:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in technology) or equivalent work experience
    • 2+ years of relevant experience with agile technology teams
    • 2+years of coding experience with Java, Python, or another modern language.
    • Experience supporting a product or service provided to a development community.
    • Experience in a support based capacity, such as a development or engineering team
    • Demonstrates reliability and dependability for the team, displays self-awareness, collaboration and ability to improve based on feedback from others.
    • Agile Experience, Jenkins and Chef experience beneficial.
    • Exposure to: Apache NiFi, Kafka, Java, Python.
    • Experience with data pipelineing coding techniques that are commonly used in streaming development.
    • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) would be beneficial.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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    Technology we use

    • Engineering
    • Product
    • Sales & Marketing
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      • SqlLanguages
      • Neo4jLanguages
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      • H20Analytics
      • Machine Learning Analytics
      • Natural Language Processing Analytics
      • Programmable BotsAnalytics
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      • SafeManagement
      • LeanManagement
      • Continuous Delivery Management
      • DevSecOpsManagement
      • Reactive ProgrammingManagement
      • Site Reliability EngineeringManagement
      • SalesforceCRM

    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 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.
    Diversity Program
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