Senior Principal Software Engineer – Full Stack

| North Suburbs | Remote
  • Discover. A brighter future.

    With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at 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.

     

    Develops and maintains full stack solutions to fit business needs. Full stack solutions require on 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 in implementation of solutions from inception to production.

     

    In this position, you will be a lead engineer in our Core Payments technology domain.  Your talents will allow you to contribute, if not shape, our Business and Technology outcomes.  Always wanted to have your change agent voice heard?  We love to listen.  We want you to help create and break-down product/platform efforts into successful execution-ready plans.  We need your talents to help ensure our outcomes are aligning to the needs of our Customers and Partners.  You will work with the leading payment players in the world while actively contributing to the developer experience by enhancing current solution patterns and defining new ones. All cutting edge work leveraging the latest technologies in the industry.

     

    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.

     

    You are expected to provide technical direction for platform enhancements on initiatives in order to successfully deliver business value.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Develops and maintains complex front-ends with a focus on user experience.
    • Develops and maintains backend systems.
    • 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 through the use of technology.
    • Innovates on and advocates for best practices and improved processes within the team and with internal partners; stays up to date with technology trends and innovates; mentors team members.
    • Creates and maintains DevOps processes, application infrastructure and utilizes cloud services (including database systems and models).
    • Supports live systems to ensure business continuity.
    • Responsible for end to end technical solutions for a product or an initiative.
    • Starts work on the initiative solution from the beginning and sees it through to production.
    • Acts as a conduit between high level architecture and the teams.
    • Acts as a conduit between different teams that work on larger solutions together
    • Day to day point of contact for any technical issues related to overall solution and design.
    • 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.
    • Act as a technical product owner to all teams in the initiative when needed.
    • Develop and lead proof of concepts for future solutions relevant to initiatives.
    • Help to groom business features with business stakeholders.
    • Define and own technical features.
    • Estimation of initiatives and features.
    • Recommend team resourcing changes to management to enhance business value delivery.
    • Working with management and teams to improve and communicate development processes and practices.
    • Travel on an ad-hoc basis when required for cross-functional meetings

     

    Minimum Qualifications

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

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field
    • 10+ years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
    • In lieu of education, 12+ years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    If we had our say, we’d also look for:

    • Fullstack Academy, General Assembly or comparable programs may adequately a non-CS Bachelor’s Degree
    • Experienced in technical leadership of software applications.
    • Experienced of working within teams.
    • Modern and broad technology skillset including Java
    • Experienced in design documentation with formal and informal methodologies
    • Experienced in delivering functional & non-functional requirements
    • Good written, verbal and presentation skills.
    • Experienced implementing business critical projects of large scope and technical complexity. 
    • Must possess the judgement to plan and accomplish goals without supervision.
    • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and a wide degree of creativity and flexibility with regard to technology is expected 
    • Enterprise frameworks e.g. Spring , DROOLS
    • Web services including REST
    • Messaging & streaming middleware e.g. RabbitMQ, Kinesis, Kafka
    • Big data frameworks e.g. Hadoop, Spark
    • Relational and non-relational databases e.g. MariaDB, HBase, DynamoDB
    • Micro services experience
    • Cloud infrastructure e.g. AWS and Pivotal Cloud Foundry (Lambdas, EC2s, Spring boot services)
    • Continuous Integration & deployment e.g. Jenkins, Ansible, Terraform.
    • UNIX/Linux scripting

     

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    What are you waiting for? Apply today!

     

    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!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

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.
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.
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
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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