Lead Ab Initio Developer

| 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 Business Technology Rewards Agile Team is looking for a Lead Software Developer to develop effective and high quality technical solutions that meet the business requirements in the Card Program ART environment. The role is to plan, coordinate, and supervise activities related to the design, development, and implementation of the Enterprise Rewards System. As a software developer with Discover’s Card Program ART development team, you will work in agile teams to design, develop and integrate systems for Discover’s Rewards products. Provide Technical (Design & Development) leadership in development of the Ab Initio applications that will interface with several key Discover applications, such as CPB, Authorizations, Services, Rewards, etc.

Position requires fundamental understanding of project life cycle. Ensure the application is properly maintained, supported, and enhanced to deliver critical functionality to support the Marketing business partners’ goals and strategies.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct database design, testing, build system and packaging, and version control Utilize Ab Initio and Unix Scripting, including Ab Initio graphs, parameter sets and plans
  • Design, build, test and deploy Ab Initio applications for Enterprise Rewards applications. Provide subject matter expertise in the analysis and preparation of specifications and plans for development/modification of the Enterprise Rewards application.
  • Responsible for analyzing, modifying, and supporting application software. Ensures quality code is delivered through continuous integration, development, and testing. Performs technical design, coding with test automation, support, and documentation of software application modifications.
  • Maintains application software and systems. Ensures all projects and releases are appropriately tested and risks are mitigated.
  • Delivers technology solutions that support business goals. Partners with the product owner to understand business requirements, evaluates features, and translates application specifications into workable technical solutions.
  • Supports technical initiatives and provides input into best practices to team.
  • Oversees and reviews development activities of team members and contractors.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Computer Systems, or related technical field
  • 6+ years of experience in Software Engineering or related field
  • In lieu of degree, 8+ years of experience in Software Engineering or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7 – 8 years of working experience in designing, developing, implementing & maintaining applications using Ab Initio, Unix Scripting.
  • Fundamental understanding of project cycle and documentation
  • Unit, Integration and Regression Test Case development and execution.
  • Strong SQL Database experience (MySQL/Oracle)
  • UNIX /shell scripting or any distributed platform preferable. Any Java, C++ , Python knowledge is beneficial but not requires
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environmental and developing flexible solutions to meet evolving requirements
  • Interactivity with external systems using JMS, web service calls, MQseries, LDAP, etc.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to collaborate closely with peers.
  • Proven ability using expertise to solve complex problems under pressure.
  • Strong analytical skills. Self-motivated, high level of commitment.
  • Extensive experience working in a collaborative team environment

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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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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