Principal Value Stream Architect - MarTech

| North Suburbs | Remote

Discover. A brighter future.

With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.

Job Description 

 

We are looking to modernize our Marketing Technology and Campaign Management platforms.  Our ecosystem will be comprised of third party MarTech tools and proprietary java applications, which will integrate into our new Marketing Analytics data store.  We are implementing Customer Data Platform and Journey Orchestration platforms.  We are looking for a talented Value Stream Architect (VSA)to lead the efforts in defining a strategic roadmap, selecting tools, designing proprietary components, and mentoring junior developers. At the same time, the candidate will be involved and working with our Agile delivery teams.  This includes Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Security, Data Analytics, and Infrastructure teams to identify technical and functional system needs.  The candidate must be capable of demonstrating advanced and strong Thought and Results Leadership skills, with a view that supports the vision and mission of our team, department, and company.

 

This is a technical leadership position and fills the critical role of Value Stream Architect that drives technology roadmap and capability advancement in alignment with business requirements. In addition, this individual mentors and guides other technical staff members on adoption of new tools (e.g., CI/CD), new methodology (e.g., Test Driven Development), and new technology platform (e.g., Cloud Foundry, Public Cloud).

 

Responsibilities

  • Deliver technology solutions that support our business goals.  
  • Able to perform hands-on API and data development
  • Partner with Product Managers to build the strategic roadmap/product vision
  • Break down a product vision into workable technical solutions, leading all design efforts
  • Provide strong technical leadership and direction within the team, ensuring junior members are following best practices
  • Collaborates with the Value Stream and Enterprise Architects to define future-state Value Stream architecture in the context of the broader enterprise architecture.
  • Provides insights and guidance to the Product Management group on initiative and feature complexity, and impact assessment.
  • Establishes relationships with Business and BT Value Stream participants in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs and influence strategic initiatives.
  • Provides architectural governance and helps create a technical roadmap for Value Stream.
  • Defines the target architecture for Value Stream, taking into account scalability, simplicity, and supporting business growth as defined within Value Stream.
  • Act as Product Owner for technical initiatives/features that drive technical capabilities.
  • Serves as a technical coach and mentor for junior team members of Value Stream.

 

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in software development, or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in building and implementing model-driven business solutions and applications, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Software Development or related field

 

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 8+ years of experience in building and implementing model-driven business solutions and applications, or related field
  • Experience with MarTech stack tools and the integration of these tools
  • Experience with Unica and/or Oracle Responsys
  • Experience with Customer Data Platform and Journey Orchestration tools
  • Experience design and implementing java application and data warehousing technologies
  • Technical experience with :
    • Designing APIs
    • Programming Core Java, JavaScript, or Object Orientated applications
    • Spring (Core, Spring Integration, Spring Boot, Spring Batch)
    • JSON/XML processing and validation
    • CI with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Gradle, Nexus
    • Data Technologies:  Teradata, Oracle, SAS,  SQL
    • Cloud/PaaS Architectures: Cloud Foundry(PCF), AWS, Snowflake
  • Leadership skills: 
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Strong collaboration skills, responsive to service needs
    • Passion for learning
    • Strong collaborator
    • Self-motivated

 

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

An Insider's view of Discover

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!

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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
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
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
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
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.
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.
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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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Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
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Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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