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Senior Manager Product Owner  - Enterprise DevOps at Discover

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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 

If you are looking for a high tech environment, Discover is IT. Focused on the latest technologies and platforms supporting enterprise wide scale and laser focused on Security & Safety @SPEED. Discover is a fast paced, collaborative and fun environment driving industry leading technology capabilities and practices. Discover’s vision for DevOps is at the core. We are actively looking for a leader of our core DevOps capabilities to lead our CI/CD suite of capabilities, tools, and methodologies for the organization.

Our CI/CD & Pipeline teams are key enabling functions for IT software engineers across the company. This group drives the company strategy and delivers enabling services that support and enable our software engineers to continue to delight our customers across a spectrum of platforms, tools and capabilities, including a range of supported platforms from industry leading Kubernetes, distributed VM & Mainframe.

This leader be highly visible and will work with all levels of the organization to evolve and drive execution of our DevOps strategies. Working with leading engineers/architects to define key capabilities required, working with executive leadership on execution needs, working with the team in an agile environment to enable and empower our top talent to deliver results, and more. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Lead the development of the product family roadmap for our Enterprise CD & Pipeline team in partnership with Business Technology Leadership and Product Owner(s), ensuring alignment and dependencies are managed across the product teams.
  • Provide vision and Leadership and mentoring, fills in the business and/or technical knowledge gaps, etc.
  • Negotiate and influence others across shared services and product teams across product families. 

How You’ll Do It 

  • Develops the DevOps technology vision and roadmap for the company – ensures alignment across all stakeholders
  • Partners with members across Business Technology in developing, maintaining, and presenting the vision and overarching product roadmap to support business unit goals. 
  • Understands technology industry trends to align Discover strategy with the industry
  • Establishes Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for value creation and efficiency for the product family and support POs in translating OKRs to the product teams.
  • Establishes product Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to achieve, communicate priorities, decide which actions to take, prioritize features, and help build out long term strategies. Defines product family MVPs, prioritizing and accepting priorities in partnership with POs and architects. 
  • Defines functional and non-functional product requirements; ensuring completeness, integral and consistent; source of requirements for product family. When applicable, manage product family requirements (i.e., functional and non-functional requirements) and objectives with external vendors
  • Ensures product features and processes align with applicable Discover compliance and risk management standards. 
  • Manages team of direct reports, responsible for people development and performance management, hiring and building team, coaching and mentoring 
  • Creates prototypes (e.g., MVPs, POC, etc.) based on customer feedback to test, learn, and validate ideas before committing to larger scale development. Synchronizes and aligns with Product Family POs on prioritization and delivery to maximize Product Family Value. 
  • Builds a culture of accountability and ownership by empowering the product family and setting clear expectations. 
  • Coaches product teams to eliminate risks and wastes, and to foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and learning. 

Qualifications You’ll Need 

The Basics 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business
  • 8+ years’ experience with Product, Business, Technical, or related 
  • In lieu of a degree, 10+ years’ experience with Product, Business, Technical, or related 

Bonus Points If You Have 

  • 2+ years’ People Management experience 

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What are you waiting for? Apply today!

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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Where we are

We're headquartered in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and have a downtown Chicago office known as “The 606.”

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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

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
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
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 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.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
Match charitable contributions
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.
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
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
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
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
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Discover

What’s the vibe like in the office?

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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!


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How does the company support your career growth?

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What is your vision for the company?

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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!


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