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Enterprise Cloud 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 which 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.

As part of the Enterprise Architecture organization within Discover, we are building the next generation of Container management platform. Openshift Container Management Platform(OCP), at its core, leverages Openshift for container management/orchestration for cloud-based deployments in public (AWS), private and hybrid cloud environments. If you are truly passionate about technology and enjoy being part of a highly innovative, collaborative team that leverages cutting edge technologies in the cloud & container space, then this role is for you! You will get to work with and make a difference in the world of Function-as-a-Service (FaaS), serverless architecture solutions, and services leveraging KNative. The ideal candidate will have domain expertise in cloud technologies and hands-on experience in the container space with Linux, OpenShift/Kubernetes.

The technical architect is accountable for proactively and holistically leading or supporting EA activities that guide the direction and development for technological responses to disruptive forces, and driving targeted business outcomes. Technologies may include application architectures, data center, infrastructure, cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Development of architectures for cloud-based deployments in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.
  • Identify opportunities to transition capabilities to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.
  • Validate cloud architectures and ROI through proof-of-concepts.
  • Defining governance models that promote the security and operational effectiveness of the cloud ecosystem.
  • Support the formation of cloud service teams for the governance and administration of the cloud ecosystem through training and hands-on operational support.
  • Evaluate technologies, tools and vendors in support of the cloud strategy.
  • Developing reusable technical reference models to promote cloud adoption.
  • Define and communicate standards and guidelines supporting application and data architecture integration of cloud services.
  • Understands practical application of existing and emerging technologies, lays out an execution roadmap, operating models, and financial and organizational impacts.
  • Works with EA and domain peers to analyze enterprise business context (business strategy and external trends) to derive technology architecture’s future state. This includes defining key requirements, principles, and architecture models that guide technology decisions for the enterprise. Drives consensus on strategy and approaches through all levels in the organization.
  • Oversees technology implementation approach to derive earliest and highest value for the organization through implementation of new capabilities.
  • Coaches, mentors, and collaborates with technical SMEs and peers to develop technology architecture that enables and drives new capabilities.
  • Understand, advocate, and augment the business and IT strategies

Tech Stack:

  • OpenShift/Kubernetes
  • AWS/AWS Cloud Services
  • Knative
  • Docker/CRI-O
  • Service Mesh/Istio
  • REST
  • CI with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Artifactory
  • JSON/Yaml
  • Agile development
  • Linux shell/batch scripting knowledge
  • Buildah, Podman, Skopeo
  • Tigera/Calico
  • TLS/Certificated
  • Hashicorp Vault
  • Jira
  • VSphere
  • Rook, Ceph or similar
  • Kubernetes Operators
  • Golang or similar programming language

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Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in Software Development, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Lead/Architect role within 2 different technology domain areas

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in the design of complex cloud architectures using SaaS, PaaS and IaaS in public, private and hybrid cloud environment
  • Proven record of delivering cloud strategies and successful cloud migrations
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Microsoft Azure platform and services
  • Experience in defining and applying governance for cloud services
  • Comprehensive understanding of cost models for cloud services and experience evaluating ROI of proposed cloud architectures
  • Experience working with large multi-region enterprise cloud architectures
  • Experience in implementing governance and operations management structures supporting cloud services
  • Knowledge of DevOps in reference to cloud development
  • Demonstrable experience with container orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes
  • Understanding of cloud security and its application to cloud architecture
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills able to engage with stakeholders at all levels
  • Capable of working independently and in a geographically and culturally diverse team

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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