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Project Manager, D-PAS Certification & Optimization

| 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 D-PAS Product Management & Network Alliance Support team within Global Commerce is responsible for developing, managing and implementing critical advanced payment products impacting all businesses in Discover Financial Services. These products are based on complex technologies including EMV and Contactless (i.e. NFC). EMV is a specification for conducting secure transactions between cards with integrated chips (chip cards), POS terminals capable of reading chip cards, issuers and acquirers. The EMV specifications broadly impact the payment ecosystem from card issuing to merchant acquiring, and serve as the baseline technology for other products such as mobile payments. D-PAS is Discover Financial Services EMV-compliant payment specification.This position will help ensure Discover maintains its market position by streamlining DFS optimization programs by enabling the smooth implementation of D-PAS programs. The successful candidate will be the go-to subject matter expert on supported processes, will ensure programs are optimized and that the solutions that are put in place are effective across Discover Network, Diners Club International and PULSE. This includes contributing to the development of certification strategies and providing thought leadership for the development and rollout of all related outsourcing programs. This individual will also provide guidance to multiple internal teams that use the certification processes and will support the overall certification lifecycle. He or she will also have a role in representing DFS at major emerging payments industry forums and will need to communicate effectively with the senior leaders of Discover and other organizations.

* This position is ideally located in Riverwoods (IL) or Phoenix (AZ), but candidates in New Albany (OH) and REMOTE will be considered.Job Responsibilities:

  • Support and develop new and existing programs and test plans – Continue to identify opportunities to streamline programs and test plans owned and developed by the team and ensure new D-PAS or other emerging technologies have a go-to-market strategy.
  • Manage ongoing projects with minimal supervision and guidance.
  • Enhance D-PAS optimization processes – Contribute to US & international strategy for D-PAS programs, continually seeking opportunities for optimization/outsourcing of supporting processes. Deliver enhancements that improve client experience, decrease time to market and ensure our certifications are best in class.
  • Ensure close collaboration with internal partners, providing subject matter expertise in a wide a variety of settings, such sales meetings, internal development discussions, and other strategic decision-making sessions.
  • Manage vendor relationships – Maintain and develop close partnerships with multiple strategic vendors, continually looking for ways to leverage those relationships to advance and optimize existing processes.
  • Expand awareness of DFS advanced payment products and represent DFS at industry and client events. Deliver compelling presentations to all levels of internal and external management.
  • Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and practices #LI-BP1

Job Requirements/Experience (Education, Skills, Experience Required)

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent job experience required.
  • 3+ years of payments experience including experience with EMV chip cards and with EMV certification test tools.
  • Ability to support multiple time zones. Flexibility in schedule to support interaction with clients and partners.
  • Excellent client and vendor management skills, including ability to leverage external partners to achieve results in tight timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage strategic planning and goal setting, with a keen ability to prioritize. Ability to drive results under pressure.
  • Must have successfully led and implemented business critical projects, which impact multiple teams.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including the ability to effectively deliver information to internal and external constituents at all levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to understand complex technical concepts.
  • Must be able to travel globally.

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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.
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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.
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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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Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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