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Principal Full Stack Developer

| North Suburbs

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:

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:

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.

Join the DCI Client Applications team as a full-stack Principal Programmer. We’re looking for passionate, collaborative individuals that can help shape the evolution of the DCI Client Applications.

The Principal Programmer is primarily responsible for designing and overseeing end-to-end solutions for DCI Client Applications platforms and applications. We are looking for someone with strong full-stack development experience and the ability to provide technical direction to more junior developers as well as assist with planning and design of components, systems and frameworks. The ability to reverse engineer legacy systems and provide roadmaps for modernization is crucial.

From a design standpoint, the candidate will be expected to lead the development teams in logically and physically architecting secure and efficient solutions to often complex problems. On the software engineering side, the candidate will take the lead in ensuring that our software engineers are developing solutions that are in line with our architectural patterns and coding/security standards.

At the same time, you’ll be constantly working with product owners, security, architects, PMO and others teams to identify technical and functional system needs/estimates while helping the development teams continuously improve deployed solutions to achieve software excellence. To that end, you must thrive in a fast-pace, constantly evolving environment and be capable of demonstrating thought and results leadership with a view supporting the vision and mission of our Department/Company.

You will be successful if you can:

  • Scope business project requirements for application impact
  • Design and develop applications in an Agile environment utilizing test driven development methodologies
  • Provide proof of concepts to illustrate new technologies, address business initiatives, and or technology related issues.
  • Break down a product vision into workable technical solutions to solve business problems
  • Collaborate with the various business units, vendor partners, and technical infrastructure groups to achieve high availability and project delivery.
  • Collaborate with teams and vendors 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 developer community to support our cloud native journey
  • Provide strong technical leadership and direction within the team
  • Talk about your work with both technical and non-technical team members
  • 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 in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 6+ years of relevant hands-on software development experience
  • Strong knowledge and supporter of Agile process/methodologies

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:

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.

Join the DCI Client Applications team as a full-stack Principal Programmer. We’re looking for passionate, collaborative individuals that can help shape the evolution of the DCI Client Applications.

The Principal Programmer is primarily responsible for designing and overseeing end-to-end solutions for DCI Client Applications platforms and applications. We are looking for someone with strong full-stack development experience and the ability to provide technical direction to more junior developers as well as assist with planning and design of components, systems and frameworks. The ability to reverse engineer legacy systems and provide roadmaps for modernization is crucial.

From a design standpoint, the candidate will be expected to lead the development teams in logically and physically architecting secure and efficient solutions to often complex problems. On the software engineering side, the candidate will take the lead in ensuring that our software engineers are developing solutions that are in line with our architectural patterns and coding/security standards.

At the same time, you’ll be constantly working with product owners, security, architects, PMO and others teams to identify technical and functional system needs/estimates while helping the development teams continuously improve deployed solutions to achieve software excellence. To that end, you must thrive in a fast-pace, constantly evolving environment and be capable of demonstrating thought and results leadership with a view supporting the vision and mission of our Department/Company.

You will be successful if you can:

  • Scope business project requirements for application impact
  • Design and develop applications in an Agile environment utilizing test driven development methodologies
  • Provide proof of concepts to illustrate new technologies, address business initiatives, and or technology related issues.
  • Break down a product vision into workable technical solutions to solve business problems
  • Collaborate with the various business units, vendor partners, and technical infrastructure groups to achieve high availability and project delivery.
  • Collaborate with teams and vendors 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 developer community to support our cloud native journey
  • Provide strong technical leadership and direction within the team
  • Talk about your work with both technical and non-technical team members
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes

Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 8+ years of relevant hands-on software development experience
  • Strong knowledge and supporter of Agile process/methodologies

Preferred Qualifications

Skills You Should Have:

  • Experience with framework and API design
  • Strong Junit/integration testing experience
  • Core Java or Object Orientated Programming
  • Spring (Core, Spring Integration, Spring Boot, Spring Batch)
  • JSON/XML processing and validation
  • SOAP & REST Services
  • CI with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Gradle, Nexus,
  • IBM MQ
  • Data Technologies: Oracle
  • Cloud/PaaS Architectures: Cloud Foundry(PCF)/AWS
  • PLSQL/SQL
  • FreeMarker, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Selenium
  • Strong Unix/Linux shell/batch scripting knowledge
  • Strong understanding of application debugging and tracing
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills, responsive to service needs and project demands in a fast changing environment (Must-have soft skill)
  • 2+ years of relevant hands-on solution architecture experience in DFS Tech Stack
  • Passion for learning
  • Strong collaborator
  • Self-motivated
  • Servant leader

It Would Be Great If You Have:

  • Studied architectural patterns at scale, including thoughtfully-designed APIs, repeatable delivery pipelines, and efficient computer engineering principles
  • Utilized and/or contributed to open source projects
  • Proficient across the technical stack
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in software engineering
  • Containerization solutions like Docker, Kubernetes or Openshift
  • CI Technologies: Chef, Ansible
  • Data/Cache Technologies: Oracle, Maria, Gemfire, MongoDB, Redis
  • Cloud/PaaS Architectures (AWS/VM)
  • Angular, Gulp, Node, Protractor, WireMock
  • Rabbit

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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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Neo4jLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Amazon Web ServicesFrameworks
    • AnsibleFrameworks
    • AWS PortfolioFrameworks
    • BlockchainFrameworks
    • ChefFrameworks
    • CloudFoundryFrameworks
    • DockerFrameworks
    • Google Cloud PlatformFrameworks
    • KubernetesFrameworks
    • Lambda ArchitectureFrameworks
    • OpenAPIFrameworks
    • OpenShiftFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • TeradataDatabases
    • ServerlessDatabases
    • TerraformDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SparkAnalytics
    • H20Analytics
    • Machine Learning Analytics
    • Natural Language Processing Analytics
    • Programmable BotsAnalytics
    • AgileManagement
    • 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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