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Automation Solutions Architect

Company: Discover
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description 


Discover is seeking a Principal Solutions Architect for its internal (Special Operations) Process Automation team. We want someone with a unique blend of real-world experience and theory, can lead technical strategy into execution, and has an unmistakable passion for brining market-leading ideas to fruition.

As a Principal Solutions Architect, you will work as a core member of our interdisciplinary teams and will be expected to quickly contribute as an initiative leader and trusted advisor to our senior leaders. You will orchestrate and deliver viable solutions for our businesses to adopt by translating strategies into action, delivering significant ROI, reducing risk, and achieving enterprise-wide strategic objectives.  As part of a typical day, you will work with business stakeholders to spearhead breakthrough solutions and technical product managers and vendors to drive end-to-end automations for our company’s most complex processes. You will also partner with our automation transformation teams to enable growth and scale.


  • Designing, describing, and managing the solution engineering in relation to specific business problems.
  • Maintain partnerships with business units after project transition to facilitate execution of implementation plans and ensure solutions are maintained by the product owners
  • Manage communications and relationships with the company’s most influential leaders to understand customer and business needs, conduct current-state analysis, explore uncommon approaches, mitigate risk, and deliver sustainable solutions
  • Derives, challenges, and is able to comprehend and speak to detailed IT customer/application requirements.
  • Works collaboratively to design, document, and request delivery of, multi-platform and multi-site/zone infrastructure environments.
  • Manages multiple project engagements and priorities autonomously and in parallel.
  • Proactively seeks out and works to solve/avoid technical issues before project timelines are impacted.

Minimum Qualifications 

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

  • Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field 
  • 4+ years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, multiple technology areas 
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, multiple technology areas 

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 , Automation Solutions Architect, Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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