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Senior Principal Engineer (Discover Tech Academy - Dojo) at Discover

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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 

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. 

Our technology organization is transforming into Agile-focused, small yet high-performing engineering teams. We’re looking for thought leaders who excel at solving problems and have a passion for developing others to join us. Discover technologists empower each other to grow while fostering an environment of belonging. Our inclusive culture sets us apart and inspires teams to strive for a true, industry-leading transformation. At Discover our technologists step in the door and immediately have the opportunity to be impactful, not only to our organization but also to the customers and communities that we support.

The Expert Application Engineer (Full Stack) - Digital Transformation is critical in creating and delivering immersive engineering training FOR engineers BY engineers as part of a newly formed Discover Technology Academy. Your thought leadership will directly influence the skill building and transformation of our engineering teams. Discover has a culture of continuous learning and you will play a key part in shaping and delivering that learning journey for our software engineering teams.

As a Principal Engineer within Discover's Technology Academy Dojo, youll build and release reliable software systems at scale. By partnering with enterprise-wide) teams, you’ll develop and maintain full stack solutions that fit our business needs. You’ll use your holistic view of all products (and their interactions) to design elegant solutions and strategize the future state of our larger technical ecosystem. By independently innovating and advocating for best practices, you’ll solve complex problems and guide the team on implementing solutions from inception to production. 

Responsibilities 

  • Work with a team of engineers integrated in the Discover Technology Academy to build transformation plans and conduct an immersive engineering learning experience through a dojo framework
  • Diagnose opportunities for automation and efficiency in the end to end product delivery cycle
  • Influence other engineers to embrace agile practices and transform the way they work
  • Be hands on by pairing with engineers to create and maintain full stack solutions in one or more ways:
  • Complex front-ends (user interfaces), with a focus on user experience
  • Multiple Back-end systems
  • DevOps processes and application infrastructure, while leveraging cloud services (including database systems and models)
  • Plan how we build and integrate new systems by leveraging your holistic knowledge of the products in our ecosystem
  • Collaborate with our business partners to understand all business requirements
  • Innovate on best practices for our team and advocate for improved processes with our internal partners
  • Support live systems to ensure business continuity
  • Solve complex technical problems and explore new ways to bring value
  • Guide our team through implementing new solutions from inception to production
  • Mentor and inspire our team members by helping them to hone tech skills/expertise
  • Keep up-to-date with new technology trends and innovations
  • Frequently attend Industry Conferences and occasionally participate in panels to and lead “TED Talk” like forums
  • Leverage your network to bring the best of the best to our technology organization
  • Researches new technology opportunities and how they can be used to add technical capabilities at Discover 
  • Drives strategic technology decisions based on collaboration with a board field of experts outside of Discover 
  • Contributes to the external image of Discover Technology as a desired workplace to learn technology best practices 
  • Recognized outside of Discover as a thought leader and participates in internal and external communities 
  • Shapes learning paths for Discover engineers by bringing what they learn back to Discover so everyone can benefit from their experiences

 

Minimum Qualifications 

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

  • Bachelors – Computer Science or related 

  • 8+ Years – Information Technology, (Software) Engineering, or related 

  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of expert on the Dreyfus engineering scale 

Preferred Qualifications 

Bonus Points If You Have: 

  •  Experience guiding, influencing and teaching engineer

  • Agile/Digital transformation experience 

  • Java, Cucumber, React, Microservices, RESTful, Angular, Javascript

  • Strong understanding of object-oriented principles with an ability to write clean code 

  • Strong experience working with a relational database and NoSQL database 

  • Strong experience with CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Artifactory 

  • Proven skills in high availability and scalability design, as well as performance monitoring 

  • Experience developing and implementing API service architecture 

  • Experience in working in a cloud environment such as AWS, GCP or Azure. 

  • Understanding of messaging systems like MQ, Rabbit MQ, Kafka, or Kinesis. 

  • Strong experience of developing multi-threaded and synchronization application 

  • Build secure web applications with user authentication 

  • Understanding of software testing principles and methodologies 

 

External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview

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What are you waiting for? Apply today! 

And by the way, while you're waiting to hear from us, don't forget to check out the great benefits Discover offers. 

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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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Where we are

We're headquartered in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and have a downtown Chicago office known as “The 606.”

Technology we use

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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
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.
Mental Health Benefits
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
Match charitable contributions
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.
Company sponsored family events
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
Fitness Subsidies
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
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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

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