Principal Application Architect

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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  

Come join us in a fast-paced and rewarding position as an application architect in the Fraud Models domain within Discover which aims to prevent and detect fraudulent activity on customer accounts. 

We are looking for an Application Architect to drive delivery in all aspects of software development. The person will act as a Product Owner for the Tech Enablement team. This will be a 50% development role who would oversee QA consistency across Value Stream

You will collaborate with business product owner, vendors and your peers to execute on a broad range of projects for the Fraud, Authorization & Authentication value stream from feature enhancements to designing and building complex technical solutions. You will use Java Spring and will be equipped with modern CI/CD developer tool kit (STS/IntelliJ, Cloud Development, Microservices, GitHub, Jenkins, and Nexus to name a few).This senior/consultant level technical role is a combination of architect / implementer / developer.

The ideal candidate has implemented or supported vendor products. Additionally, this person will be a key individual in ensuring high availability SLAs are met which can be in the form of the following activities: architectural design (specifically for product upgrades), support and maintenance, and software development.

Responsibilities:

  •  Verifies stability, interoperability, portability, security, and scalability of system architecture.
  • Collaborates with technology teams to select appropriate design solutions and ensures the compatibility of system components.
  • Documents design specifications, installation instructions, and other system information.
  • Provides advice on project costs, designs, concepts, and changes.
  • Communicates with staff and clients to understand specific system requirements.
  • Scope business project requirements for application impact
  • Break down a product vision into workable technical solutions to solve business problems
  • Collaborate with the Fraud, Authorization & Authentication business units, vendor partners, and technical infrastructure groups to achieve high availability and project delivery.
  • Collaborate with vendor to apply patches, hotfixes, etc.
  • Lead major version upgrade activities
  • Maintenance/BAU activities associated with infrastructure or business requested changes
  • Support activities during production events
  • Build high quality software for large scale and highly available systems
  • Actively contribute to the Value Stream developer community to support our cloud native journey
  • Provide strong technical leadership within the Value Stream
  • Talk about your work with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Design and develop applications in an Agile environment utilizing test driven development methodologies
  • Manages multiple project engagements and priorities autonomously and in parallel. 
  • Proactively seeks out and works to solve/avoid technical issues before project timelines are impacted. 
  • Understands, communicates, and challenges standards and processes where appropriate. 
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

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

It would be great if you have:


  • Bring in Industry and Enterprise ideas / technologies to action.

  • Experience developing/supporting/maintaining applications on a Linux/UNIX platform including advanced shell scripting

  • Relevant hands-on experience with building highly scalable and reliable Java applications
  • Experience with Java development and architecture on client facing application
  • Familiarity with Event-Driven architecture (IBM MQ or similar)
  • Build real-time applications using Core Java, J2EE, API, Spring boot, Microservices Kafka and Cloud Development

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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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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.

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.

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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
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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
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Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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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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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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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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