Sr. Manager, API System Team at Discover

| North Suburbs
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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.

Like all other technology companies, API’s are and will be at the heart of our technology strategy moving forward.  Discover is looking for a Senior Manager – API Platform Product Owner to help drive the execution of our API strategy and capabilities needed to support world class developer experiences for our internal and externally facing development communities.

Anchored by our Discover Values, we are focused on open collaboration, teamwork, and innovation are highly valued.  We align our work through agile practices and tenets, and leverage diverse backgrounds across our team members to create the best possible products for the company. 

Product Owner – Enterprise API Management Team

  • This individual will lead the team responsible for delivering a world class API developer experience, as well as ensuring the platform can support our current and future growth requirements.  This person will be a member of the product leadership team that will drive direction and priorities for the API capabilities moving forward, as well as be responsible hiring and coaching of the team members building our products.  We are looking for an energetic, passionate and experienced individual to drive the team to develop innovative solutions, direct resources across design, user interface, testing, and user experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Product Management and Architecture on API platform capabilities, processes, and priorities
  • Help to coordinate and organize multiple delivery teams driving our Internal and External API capabilities required for our enterprise growth
  • Hire, coach, and mentor all engineers supporting our API platforms, as well as manage external contractor relationship for support
  • Be accountable for overall platform stability and availability.
  • Work with senior management & architecture on financial aspects related to API capabilities
  • Establish and set open and collaborative culture within the team
  • Identify team hiring needs and build a team of diverse and energized individuals
  • Seeks out systemic issues and team challenges and drives resolution across a diverse number of dimensions related to team delivery and support processes.
  • Consults with management in the analysis of short- and long-range business requirements and recommends innovations.
  • Utilizes tools to support data-driven decision making. Identifies and removes blockers to enable the team to meet business goals.
  • Manages software ownership and development from initial concept through continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for the application ownership, development delivery, and support for value streams. Manages a team, including hiring, directing, mentoring, and assigning work.

A successful candidate in this role will have strong people leadership skills and experience in delivering innovative solutions through teams.   This position also needs strong influencing skills and be a great active listener. 

Other things you’ll need to be successful:

  • Empathy for our customer’s journey and needs
  • Demonstrated record of success launching successful features (preferably at enterprise level).
  • Sufficient technical knowledge to understand what is possible to inform key product design decisions.
  • Clear concise communication style.
  • Demonstrated ability to create
  • Ability to break features down to executable stories for team execution
  • Understand and drive value of Infrastructure as Code and automation principles through the team

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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 experience in Application Development
  • 2+ years of experience in supervising

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for

  • 3+ years’ experience managing and developing teams and experience with software development through Agile/Scrum practices
  • Experience in leading delivery on broad enterprise initiatives, demonstrating knowledge of how to get things done in a large organization
  • Excellent communication skills across wide range of business and technology audiences
  • Employee development: Coaching, feedback and motivation
  • Ability to understand API platform related technical concepts well enough to be an ambassador of the strategy to business and BT teams, as well as assist the team to overcome obstacles
  • Basic understanding and experience of key technologies to be leveraged by the team including Java applications, CI/CD technologies, API

 

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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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

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
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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