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Senior Principal Software Engineer – Full Stack

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 


We’re dedicated to helping people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more for a brighter financial future. Together, we work on challenges to help millions of customers, all while giving back to our communities. Starting with our employees, we create an inclusive environment where everyone has the resources to thrive.


With Discover, we want to inspire you to learn new skills and feel challenged by your work. We are focused on transparency, building expertise through problem solving and experimentation, and getting things done the right way. Here, you’ll make an impact from Day 1 by tackling meaningful work you’re passionate about.

What You’ll Do:

As a Full Stack Senior Principal Software Engineer, you will:

  • Develop and maintain full stack solutions in one or more ways:
    • Complex front-ends (user interfaces), with a focus on user experience
    • Back-end systems (APIs)
    • Database and devops development
  • Create and maintain DevOps processes and application infrastructure while leveraging cloud services (including database systems and models)
  • Plan how we build and integrate new systems by leveraging your holistic knowledge of the products in our ecosystem
  • Collaborate with our business partners to understand all business requirements
  • Innovate on best practices for our team and advocate for improved processes with our internal partners
  • Support live systems to ensure business continuity
  • Solve complex technical problems and explore new ways to bring value
  • Guide our team through implementing new solutions from inception to production
  • Mentor and inspire our team members
  • Keep up-to-date with new technology trends and innovations

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • In lieu of education experience, 12+ years of work experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • Experience working in a highly complex and scaled global technology organization
  • Worked for a financial services or technology company
  • 5+ years of Development experience in either Java/C# or another object oriented programming language.
  • REST Services
  • CI with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Artifactory
  • OpenShift &/or Kubernetes
  • Jira
  • AWS Cloud & Services, e.g. Lambda
  • Docker
  • JSON/Yaml
  • Agile development
  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry

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 , Senior Principal Software Engineer – Full Stack, Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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