Tech Lead, Application Development (Spring)

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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:

Join our team as a Consultant/Technical Lead, Application Development leading our next generation of the Payment Services Reporting solution. We’re looking for passionate, collaborative individuals that can help shape the evolution of payments and position Discover Financial Services as the leading direct bank and payments partner.

The Consultant/Technical Lead is primarily responsible with partnering with the Payment Services Architecture team to design and oversee end-to-end solutions for the Reporting Platform. The reporting application will stream in data from a Kafka broker into a Spark cluster. The Spark cluster will perform report data preparation including filtering, enrichment, aggregations and reconciliation, save to an HDFS cluster and present the data to report renderers. We are looking for someone with in depth Spark development experience with the ability to provide technical direction to more junior developers as well as assist with planning and design of components.

From a design standpoint, you will be expected to lead the Reporting Development teams in logically and physically architecting secure and efficient solutions to often complex problems. On the software engineering side, you’ll 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, architects, PMO and others to identify technical and functional system needs/estimates while helping the Reporting 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 in this role at Discover if you can:

Partner with the Business and Technology teams to estimate, plan and execute projects, ensuring that your team has appropriate design and technical specifications to deliver high quality products.

Mentor all aspects of software development from initial conception/delivery through continuous improvement of deployed solutions via an Agile/Scrum environment.

Support, evangelize and contribute to the continual evolution of the Product vision and overall road map.

Be reliable, self-motivated, and focused on high quality delivery of work products and willing to accept responsibility and accountability.

Assist staff in resolving highly complex technical problems.

Conduct research on new technologies and evolve existing applications and architecture accordingly in alignment with our Payment Services Architecture team.

Oversee the roll out and consumption of new technologies. Provide technical guidance to software team members. Work closely with management to ensure a smooth delivery/transition process.

Demonstrate an extreme willingness to stay highly hands on in design and implementation of Spark/Java/J2EE based solutions.

Increase overall code, product, design and quality in the Reporting team.

Integrate our Security first and proactive audit/compliance mindset into the team.

Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes

Skills:

Skills Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (related/commensurate experience acceptable)

7+ years in Application Development

Skills Desired:

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7+ years of overall technology experience in Core Java/J2EE development domain and Agile/Scrum environment.

3+ years of overall technology experience in Spark, Spark Streaming, GiT, HDFS, YARN, Continuous integration with Jenkins or similar.

Proven experience of being involved in the delivery and implementation of business critical projects of large scope and technical complexity.

Core Java, Spark, Spark Streaming, HDFS, YARN

Continuous integration with Jenkins or similar, Git, Hortonworks platform, Zookeeper, Kafka, Spring Core

Spring APIs, Spring Boot and Spring Integration, Micro service development, Cloud deployments, RabbitMQ, RESTful web services, Kerberos

Effective oral and written communication skills, Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to work in Agile environment

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/Spark development background capable of independently 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: Spark Streaming, HDFS, Java J2EE (Java 1.7/Java 1.8), Spring, MQ, RESTful services. Continuous Integration (with Jenkins, Nexus), Gradle, and Github

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 a plus

Experience in supporting and working within virtual or remote teams

Ability to travel as needed (domestically and internationally). Less than 10% annually.

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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?

No day is exactly the same! Most days begin with a team huddle where I get the status on work, and any blockers or impediments that are in the way. I spend the rest of my day working to remove those blockers, and working with our business partners to prepare requirements and plans for upcoming work.

Kiyah

Scrum Master, Application Development

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 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

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
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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.
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Game Room
Parking
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Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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