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Employer Provided Salary: $171,000-$235,800 Annually
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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.
In this role in the Enterprise Architecture Technology Strategy organization, you will be responsible for defining, evolving and communicating the strategy and vision for the Citizen Development program working with data scientists, cyber security and risk to introduce initiatives like Low-Code/No-Code platforms, Digital Process Automation, and AI capabilities. You will have a deep technical mindset, be a leader that can evaluate business requirements, emerging technologies to form a complete strategy, reference/solution architectures, as well as a governance model. You will be leading a small group of high performing Product Area Architects.
As an enterprise architect, you'll work to ensure architecture cohesiveness and drive alignment to both business and technology objectives for initiatives that span multiple product areas and/or LOBs. You'll have a broad view of products, technologies, processes, and data and how they should work together to deliver business value. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.
Responsibilities

  • Partners with business and IT leadership along with product area architects regularly understand key business initiatives to ensure product area target architectures are aligned with enterprise architecture and industry strategies
  • Provides insights and recommendations to Executive Committee on strategic architectural opportunities
  • Consult on candidate architectures produced by product areas. Assists and guides product areas through the governance process
  • Leads and/or contributes to architectures that span across product areas and/or LOBs
  • Ensures other Enterprise Architects, Domain Architects, and Infrastructure Architects are engaged and strategies are incorporated into target product area architectures
  • Provides conduit for feedback loop between technology enablers (e.g., EAIS, Security, Data) and Value Streams
  • Promotes consistent architecture practices across the architecture community. Stays current with industry architectures and best practices and influence enterprise technology strategy and initiatives


Minimum Qualifications
At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelors - Computer Science or related
  • 10+ Years - Software Development, Software Engineering, Technical Architecture or Related
  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of expert on the Dreyfus architecture scale


Preferred Qualifications
Bonus Points If You Have:

  • 10+ years of IT experience with solutions architectures, including Cloud, Digital Transformation, Machine Learning and Big Data
  • 5+ years of experience in Cloud solutions (IaaS/PaaS/Big Data and Analytics) Strategy and Implementation
  • Experience designing and implementing highly available, scalable and high-performance distributed systems.
  • Experience with Generative AI, including exposure to foundational models, prompt engineering, tuning.
  • Understanding of model lifecycle management, including development, deployment, observation and governance
  • Familiarity with Generative AI technologies like Watsonx, Sagemaker, Bedrock, Vertex AI, ChatGPT, PaLM, CoPilot
  • Knowledge of NLP and Chatbot technology use cases or projects
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Keep up to date with new technology trends and innovations.


External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.
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Application Deadline:
The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Dec-23-2023. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.
Compensation:
The base pay for this position generally ranges between $171,000.00 to $235,800.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.
Benefits:
We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account
  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D
  • Recognition Program
  • Education Assistance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Family Support Programs
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan


Learn more at MyDiscoverBenefits.com .
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All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.
Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights)

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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.

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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
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated 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 insurance
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision insurance
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health insurance
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.
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
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
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
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
Office Perks
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-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
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.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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