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.
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.
Discover is a high-tech financial company focused on the latest
technologies and platforms, supporting enterprise-wide scale with a
laser focus on Security & Safety @SPEED. Discover has a fast paced,
collaborative and fun environment that emphasizes industry leading
technology capabilities and practices.
Our Digital Payments organization is comprised of autonomous
scrum teams responsible for defining, designing, developing and
supporting cloud-based solutions that meet business needs. The
teams work in short increments and leverage full automation to
rapidly deliver software. We are actively looking for a principal
software engineer to join a new team of highly skilled Engineers
who will be working on one of Discovers exciting new initiatives
around Click-to-Pay in our Digital Networks space.
The Principal Software Engineer role will be hands-on and
responsible for guiding teams in the implementation of vital
software solutions from inception to production. The role is very
strategic in the growth and technical advancement of the Digital
Payments platform at Discover. This leader will work to ensure
their team follows modern technology practices, works to
continuously improve and rapidly delivers value. The principle
software engineer will also be responsible for coaching and
mentoring multiple software engineers.
Coaches and mentors team members. Supports individuals to
achieve their individual development goals. Develops and maintains
full stack solutions to fit business needs. Full stack solutions
requires a combination of the following: front-end (user
interfaces), back-end (APIs), database and CI/CD deployment. Works
directly with business partners to understand business requirements
and ensures their scrum team has a full understanding of their
work. Continuously improves on and advocates for best practices
within the team, and collaborates on them across the enterprise.
Carries a holistic view of all products and their interactions to
design complex solutions and plan for how new projects will fit
into the larger ecosystem. Solves complex technical problems.
Guides team in implementation of solutions from inception to
production. Develops and maintains complex front-ends with a focus
on user experience. Develops and maintains backend systems.
Innovates on and advocates for best practices and improved
processes within the team and with internal partners; stays up to
date with technology trends and innovations; mentors team members.
Creates and maintains DevOps processes, application infrastructure,
and utilizes cloud services (including database systems and
models). Supports live systems to ensure business continuity.
At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field 8+
years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or
related field In lieu of degree, 10+ years of experience in
Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
If we had our say, we’d also look for:
Payments experience Strong people coaching skills and the
ability to lead and mentor other engineers. Experience as part of
an Agile engineering or development team Ability to work well in
autonomous teams and pair programming experience. Strong
understanding of object-oriented principles with an ability to
write clean code Strong experience working with a relational
database and NoSQL database Strong experience with CI/CD pipelines
with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Artifactory Proven skills in
high availability and scalability design, as well as performance
monitoring Experience developing and implementing API service
architecture Experience in working in a cloud environment such as
AWS, GCP or Azure. Understanding of messaging systems like MQ,
Rabbit MQ, Kafka, or Kinesis Strong experience of developing
multi-threaded and synchronization application Build secure web
applications with user authentication Understanding of software
testing principles and methodologies and test automation: Cucumber,
TDD and BDD Fullstack Academy, General Assembly or comparable
programs may adequately supplement a non-CS bachelor’s degree
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.