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Principal Software Engineer

Company: Discover
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Job Description:

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 


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. Works directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Independently innovates 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
  • Uses holistic knowledge of all products in the team’s ecosystem to plan how new systems will be built and integrated
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in information technology or related
  • 8+ years experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent experience
  • In lieu of education experience 10+ years experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent experience

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience as part of an Agile engineering or development team 
  • 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 




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.

Keywords: Discover, Crystal Lake , Principal Software Engineer, Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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