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Senior Developer Java Application Development – Digital Platform Services

| 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:

Senior Developer Java Application Development – Digital Platform Services

Job Description

We are an agile group looking for eager, collaborative, and outspoken individuals to help build and evolve our Digital Payment platform. We are the technology that drives applications you use every day, such as ApplePayAndroid Pay and Samsung Pay just to name a few. Join our team and help to define and deliver our next generation eWallet platform and services. Your input and delivery will directly contribute to positioning Discover Financial Services as the leading direct bank and payments partner.

You will be successful in this role if you can:

  • Partner with the Business and Technology teams by contributing to the planning and execution of projects, ensuring that your design and code contribution is of high quality.
  • Break down complex requirements into workable technical solutions to deliver the product owners needs.
  • Design, develop and document high quality software for large scale Java/J2EE distributed systems by
    • Determining System and Functional Requirements as required.
    • Communicating Technical Design (high and low level) as required.
    • Creating and executing well thought through Implementation plans.
    • Successfully executing Unit and System Testing
  • Collaborate with other developers on code reviews, process enhancements and overall platform improvements.
  • Actively contribute to instill best practices to support a strong software architecture.
  • Be reliable, self-motivated, and focused on high quality delivery of work products and willing to accept responsibility and accountability.
  • Assist peers in resolving technical problems in varying degrees of complexity.
  • Integrate our proactive audit/compliance mindset into the team.
  • Provide level 3 support, as required for the Digital Platform Services, including some out of hours support.
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.

Skills

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years of overall technology experience in Java/J2EE development domain and Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Proven experience of being involved in the delivery and implementation of business critical projects of large scope and technical complexity.
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (related/commensurate experience acceptable).

Core Behavioral and Technical Requirements:

  • Strong leadership, project management, time management and problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to command large audiences and management stakeholders. Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle and business acumen. Strong Java/J2EE development background capable of independent leading a development team and providing input to both high level architectural design and low level designs.
  • Expected to be technically strong in the following general areas: Java J2EE (Java 1.7/Java 1.8), Spring, Hibernate, JPA, JMS/MQ, RESTful services.
  • Front end GUI applications that use a variety of technologies including JSF 2, Primefaces, HTML, Ajax. Continuous Integration (with Jenkins, Nexus), Gradle, Github, Websphere application server / tcServer / WMQ, Oracle Exadata.
  • Experience with Scrum methodology and Agile development practices.
  • Understanding of testing frameworks and software quality assurance methods. Understanding of PAAS and cloud based architecture.
  • Ability to successfully work under tight project deadlines.
  • Be passionate about delivering quality, world-class solutions for your business partners and stakeholders/customers of our Company.
  • Possess a proven history of innovation in a fast paced environment and the ability to thrive in an environment of constant change.
  • Experience in the payments ecosystem.
  • Experience in supporting and working within virtual or remote teams.
  • Strong communication skills including a high command of verbal and written English. Ability to travel as needed (domestically and internationally).
  • Less than 10% annually.

About Us
Since Discover launched in 1986, we’ve made a business of redefining the credit card industry for the better. We were first to have no annual fee, first to offer cash rewards, first to provide 24/7 customer service, and we rank #1 in customer loyalty. As a Fortune 500 company, we strive to provide our employees with an environment where they can contribute in a way that’s different from other large institutions. If you’re looking for a place to make a difference and let your voice shine through, we’d love to meet you.

Apply today at discover.com/careers.
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
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    • SqlLanguages
    • Neo4jLanguages
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    • 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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