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Oracle Systems Architect

| North Suburbs

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

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:

The Database Systems Architect (DSA) partners with management to deliver architecture that supports the most efficient and secure database environment meeting the company’s business needs. Operates across organizational and computing “silos” to drive common goals and expose information assets and processes across the enterprise.

The Database Systems Architect (DSA) develops and executes an integrated architectural view of, and strategy for, enterprise-wide database infrastructure technology solutions. This includes, but is not limited to, experience with High Performing and Highly Available Database Topologies, Database Platform and Storage Technologies, System Management and Monitoring Tools, Cloud Services, Big Data, Datacenter Facilities and Business Continuity Designs.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develops and maintains an integrated Enterprise Database Architecture view and reference architectures of the current and future state of critical and important database products
  • Evaluates current infrastructure to detect critical deficiencies, recommends solutions for improvement and documents all architecture design and analysis work
  • Develops and maintains 5 year database infrastructure and technology roadmap based on business objectives, business value, risks, industry trends, innovation, expanding capability, and future state technology
  • Drives database technology innovation, concept assessments, industry benchmarking analysis, risk analysis, business case development and approval for new technology and strategies that could benefit the company
  • Collaborates with technology vendors and industry peers to identify strategic and innovative uses of database technology to drive operational excellence and profitability of the company
  • Provides thought leadership and guidance to both management and application development partners on information systems, their roadmaps, their functionalities, costs, benefits, and implementation requirements
  • Promotes and facilitates effective communication and strong working relationships among application development, business technology leadership and our strategic technology partners to better understand business directions, drivers and requirements
  • Recommends appropriate database technologies to meet the needs of our customers and business
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes

Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Management Information Systems or Computer Science) or the equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years working in an Infrastructure environment
  • 5+ years working in a Systems/Architecture environment

Desired Skills:

  • 10+ years of IT experience in developing, implementing, managing and directing multiple projects in large scale database infrastructure systems5+ years of experience delivering enterprise database architecture solutions by:
    • Applying architectural principles, methods, and tools
    • Defining solution and architecture roadmaps and product life cycle plans
    • Evaluating new database technologies, applications or platforms and developing proof of concepts
    • 5+ years of experience developing and/or deploying “large scale” database infrastructure technologies and applications
    • 2+ years of experience in strategic planning, business case development and estimating solution alternatives and impacts
    • Experience in developing, articulating, and building support around a long-term vision (big picture) and delivering concepts with quantifiable business value in support of that vision

Toolset:

  • Expert knowledge of database system performance and availability, database technologies and tools, excellent analytical ability, judgment and problem analysis techniques
  • Strong knowledge of key infrastructure technologies such as: Database (Oracle, DB2, MSSQL, MySQL, Teradata, NOSQL, In Memory), Cloud Services (DaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), Datacenter Facilities, Business Continuity, Networking (LAN, WAN, InfiniBand, 10gbe), Platform and Storage Technologies (UNIX, LINUX, Windows, SAN), Office Productivity Tools, Enterprise Content Management (SharePoint), Big Data (Hadoop)

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to define, articulate and lead enterprise architecture discussions within a diverse group of stakeholders, including: project managers, business clients, systems engineers and senior leadership
  • Strong business acumen that enables the ability to develop strategy, process capabilities, and enabling database technologies
  • Ability to communicate, lead and influence appropriately at all levels of the organization
  • Strong situational analysis and decision making skills
  • Excellent leadership and consultative skills including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
  • Ability to coordinate (with both project management and engineering) major systems events such as infrastructure upgrades, database upgrades, patching, application upgrades, load tests and deployments
  • Must foster and inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity by demonstrating and valuing differences in others’ strengths, perspectives, approaches and personal choices
  • Reasonably stable work history and excellent work ethic are musts
  • Knowledge of the Financial Services industry and related regulatory compliance

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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 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

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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 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
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.
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