Principal Application Architect-Mobile

| Chicago | Remote

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  

This role is a hands-on engineering role that puts you in front of solutions working within a team of talented engineers – working directly with product owners and delivery managers on delivering software from development to production.

Develops and maintains mobile solutions to fit business needs. Full stack solutions require one or more of the following: front-end (user interfaces), back-end (APIs), database and Devops development.

Works directly with business partners to understand business requirements.

Independently innovates on and advocates for best practices within the team and collaborates on them across the enterprise.

Carries a holistic view of all products and their interactions to design complex solutions and plan for how new projects will fit into the larger ecosystem. Solves complex technical problems. Guides team implementation of solutions from inception to production.

As a Principal Application Architect in the Digital Product Journey area, you will be the technical lead for bank and card centric family overseeing 3-6 teams. As the technical lead you will be responsible for proactively monitoring the family’s ecosystem across mobile (and some web), as well as leading the effort of modernizing our applications

Responsible for developing, creating, modifying, and integrating computer applications software. Analyzes user needs and develops software solutions. Designs software with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. Responsible for the overall architecture and system design and ensures that teams follow the best practices. Provides guidance to the teams and performs POCs for the new software and tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Architects mobile front end with a focus on user experience.
  •  This job will require 30% hands on coding and 70% architecture oversight.
  • Be a leader in the Discover engineering community affecting and driving architecture across the company
  • Ensure the group is adhering to principles of engineering excellence - Code maintainability, Quality, Monitoring, Operational Excellence and Documentatio
  • Dive into the unknown to solve challenging problems and define solutions alongside the best engineers in the company
  • Uses holistic knowledge of all products in and adjacent to the team’s ecosystem to plan how new systems will be built and integrated; finds new ways to bring value to the company using technology.
  • Innovates on and advocates for best practices and improved processes within the team and with internal partners
  • Creates and maintains DevOps processes, application infrastructure and utilizes cloud services (including database systems and models).
  • Supports live systems to ensure business continuity.
  • Acts as a conduit between high level architecture and the teams.
  •  Acts as a conduit between different teams that work on larger solutions together
  •  Responsible for working closely with the teams to ensure they stay aligned with the solution and have the help they need
  •  Responsible for any escalations as and when needed in case of delays and blockers.
  • Stays up to date with technology trends and best practices
  • Develop and lead proof of concepts for future solutions relevant to initiatives.
  • Help to groom business features with business stakeholders.
  • Working with management and teams to improve and communicate development processes and practices.
  • Communicates with staff and clients to understand specific system requirements.
  • Provides advice on project costs, designs, concepts, and changes.
  • Documents design specifications, installation instructions, and other system information.
  • Verifies stability, inter-operability, portability, security, and scalability of system architecture. Collaborates with technology teams to select appropriate design solutions and ensure the compatibility of system component

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Information Technology or Business
  • 8+ years Application Development / Leadership, or related experience
  • In lieu of education, 10+ years Application Development / Leadership, or related experience

Technical experience/skills that will make you successful:

  • Modern web and mobile development frameworks (such as Angular, React, React Native, Vue or jQuery)
  • HTML, CSS, DOM, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, JSO
  •  Web browser, Mobile device & Cross device compatibility desig
  • Java, J2EE, APIs, Microservices
  • CI/CD with Jenkins or similar, Git/GitHub, Gradle, Nexus, SonarQube
  • Cloud/PaaS Architectures: Cloud Foundry (PCF), AWS or OCP
  • Container solutions: Docker, Kubernetes or Openshif
  •  Monitoring and logging tools: App Dynamics, Kibana, CLS
  • Understanding of software development methodologies including Agile, Scrum and XP
  • Messaging & streaming middleware e.g. RabbitMQ, Kinesis, Kafk
  •  Excellent problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to identify issues, solve them quickly and well
  •  Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills

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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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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!

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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.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Culture
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.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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.
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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.
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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.
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Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
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Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
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When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
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Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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