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Principal Application Engineer (API)

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Employer Provided Salary: 104,000-175,600 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.
The Principal Application Engineer uses a vast repertoire of experience delivering high impact software solutions to work intuitively. This Engineer role knows where to look if something breaks and is key in solving challenges quickly. Principal Application Engineers are skilled in (re)design and identifying ways to maintain & improve our clients' experience. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.
The Principal Application Engineer is responsible for leading the technical design, development, and monitoring for our products. The role is a technical, hands-on opportunity with a heavy focus on automation, resilient design, and deployment ways of reducing toil & friction in the way we work.
In our API Management space, this role will apply advanced technical skills around web development, CICD, DevOps, Automation, Security, Support and Operation. You are also someone who is well versed with OpenShift (OCP) and cloud technologies to help continue us to improve in how we operate in a cloud environment via containerized workloads.
Responsibilities

  • Analyze, design, program, test, and deploy new user stories and features with high quality (security, reliability, operations) to production
  • Mentor other engineers, lead design and solutioning discussions
  • Remediates issues using engineering principles and creates proactive design solutions for potential failures
  • Contributes to and leads technology communities at Discover
  • Works directly with business partners to understand business requirements.
  • Works independently or with own team to innovate on and advocate for best practices within the team.
  • Develops and maintains full stack solutions to fit business needs. Full stack solutions require one or more of the following: front-end (user interfaces), back-end (APIs), database and devops development.
  • Evangelize the Enterprise API Strategy and facilitate presentations to a wide audience of internal and external stakeholders
  • Regular interaction with Product Manager, Product Owner and Product Architect for evolution, API security enhancement and solutioning.
  • Support, engineer and build activities for Portal, Gateway and API Lifecycle engineering teams and overall direct responsibility for health of the platforms.
  • Leads and executes on strategic technical objectives for security and evolution initiatives across API technology platforms.
  • Performs technical analysis, design, build and deployment of highly complex / scalable API libraries design.
  • Designs complex solutions and leads them from inception to production within the agile team.
  • Innovates on and advocates for best practices and improved team processes, mentors junior team members
  • Supports live systems to ensure business continuity
  • Works with an offshore team and acts as Level 3 support and help the L1 team
  • Creates solutions addressing high impact technology and business priorities
  • Competent in multiple contexts, including programming languages, security, automation, testing, and business domains and is the go-to person for many people (inside and outside of their team)
  • Participates in strategic technology decisions and learns how these decisions impact Discover as a whole
  • Proactively identifies and mitigates issues based on intuition and experience in multiple domains
  • Coaches' technology communities at Discover



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

  • Bachelors - Computer Science or related
  • 6+ Years -- Information Technology, (Software) Engineering, or related
  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of proficient on the Dreyfus engineering scale



Preferred Qualifications
Bonus Points If You Have:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in supporting /delivering Developer Center portals
  • Experience in PHP, Drupal Design and Development
  • Detailed knowledge of HTTP REST concepts, JSON, JSON Schema, the Swagger JSON REST specification, the HTTP protocol and status codes.
  • Experience working in Kubernetes and Open Shift Container Platform
  • Proven skills in high availability and scalability design, as well as performance monitoring
  • Modern SDLC concepts and tools such as JIRA, Rally, Git/GitHub, Jenkins, Chef, Ansible, etc.
  • Experience with modern software development processes (Agile, Scrum etc.) within a large enterprise environment
  • Experience working in cloud environment such as AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • 10+ Years - Information Technology, (Software) Engineering, or related
  • Experience with REACT and Angular
  • Experience developing and implementing API security & service architecture
  • 8+ years of application development and implementation experience
  • 8+ years of Java experience
  • 3+ years of Agile experience



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 Jun-08-2024. 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 $104,000.00 to $175,600.00. 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 .
What are you waiting for? Apply today!
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 & Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision)
Discover complies with federal, state, and local laws applicable to qualified individuals with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search for a position, to complete an application, and/or to participate in an interview, please email [email protected] . Any information you provide regarding your accommodation needs will be kept confidential and will only be used to determine and provide necessary accommodation.

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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.

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
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
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
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
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
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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