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Data Science Analyst - Bachelor's at Discover (Chicago, IL)

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About This Role
At Discover, you will never stop learning. We are looking for people driven by purpose, who want to help us change the game in financial services. We were founded in 1986, and now have over 16,000 employees. Together we are dedicated to helping people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more for a brighter financial future.
By joining us, you will be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. We are as focused on our employees as we are on our customers - and we have been consistently awarded for both. Be the reason we help millions of people build a brighter financial future, and achieve yours along the way.
Job Description
At Discover, you will never stop learning. We are looking for people driven by purpose, who want to help us change the game in financial services. We were founded in 1986, and now have over 16,000 employees. Together we are dedicated to helping people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more for a brighter financial future.
By joining us, you will be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. We are as focused on our employees as we are on our customers - and we have been consistently awarded for both. Be the reason we help millions of people build a brighter financial future, and achieve yours along the way.
What is the [email protected]?
Discover's business strategy starts with analytics and data. Our analytics roles provide quantitative and qualitative analysis for the development of new or existing strategies, models, products, and improving programs or systems. We help drive high-quality, fact-based decisions by providing critical insights into consumer, product and behavioral data. These roles also play a significant role for leveraging AI/ML in automated decisioning systems to mitigate fraud and other risks, increase marketing performance, and improve customer interactions. At Discover, we leverage data and analytics throughout the product and customer lifecycles to improve our products, strategies, processes, and capabilities.
The Advanced Analytics Resource Center, [email protected], is Discover's latest investment in advancing analytical capability and careers. We operate with speed and agility, maintain governance and standards, and leverage both technical and business expertise. Team members may work independently, or as an integral part of a project team, to develop predictive models, conduct simulations, perform ad-hoc analyses, design and produce analytic reports to solve business problems. These roles may support one or more specific business functions, including product development, marketing, credit risk management, fraud mitigation, AML/BSA, customer service and infrastructure development to drive value through intelligent decisioning processes as well as insights.
Our Development Program for Analytics professionals
At Discover, we know that careers aren't just about work, they're also about people. We put our people first and are committed to building a diverse workforce where every team member can thrive in an inclusive and equitable environment.
The analytics development program at the [email protected] is designed to accelerate learning and career development of participants. Our goal is to enable passionate, motivated, curious, and solutions-oriented professionals and give them the training, resources, skills, and experiences to create value for the business while advancing their careers.
As part of the program, participants will:
  • Work alongside experienced technical managers and contribute to challenging and meaningful assignments across Discover, ranging from consumer banking, credit risk management, AML/BSA, fraud mitigation, customer service, etc.

  • Participate in a structured learning curriculum and training to increase development and impact
  • Develop cross-functional industry and market knowledge, along with technical and leadership skills
  • Receive ongoing feedback and coaching from project leads, performance managers, and a dedicated program management team
  • Engage with other participants as a cohort to expand knowledge sharing, collaboration, and professional network
  • Explore various career pathways in analytics, modeling, and data engineering

  • Advance to a business area team within 12-24 months

Job Responsibilities
As a Data Science Analyst, you will:
  • Be responsible for data preparation, including sampling, data pulling, aggregation, and other data preparation treatments
  • Develop types of models/prepare analytic reports which meet business objectives, requirements, and timelines
  • Apply techniques such as customer segmentation, optimization, test & design of experiments and predictive analytics to solve business problems.
  • Use financial impact analysis to assess the effectiveness of proposed solution/strategy.

  • Perform simulations and general ad-hoc analyses to provide insights for strategy design, evaluation and testing
  • Communicate project results to business partners and management in a clear and effective manner
  • Work closely with business partners to implement models and decision strategies
  • Document project results, address project issues and answer questions from business partners
  • Provide input and consultation to business partners on various statistical, technical, data or business issues

  • Identify and share programming knowledge and organizational expertise for efficient and effective execution of project tasks
  • Engage in continuous learning to maintain a high level of competency in statistical and analytical principles, tools, and techniques
  • Consistently follow standard work processes and documentation requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Communication, Statistics, Mathematics, Management Science, Economics, Econometrics, Operational Research, etc.
  • 0-2 years of work experience in Analytics (Data or Business) or related field
  • Ability in learning and improving programming skills for business analysis, strong programming (SQL, Python) skills is a plus
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and follow through on completion of high-profile projects

  • Strong interest in using data for business insight, experience in modeling is a plus
  • Strong desire of learning and willingness to acquire needed knowledge and skills
  • Positive attitude, willingness to collaborate, strong work ethic, and demonstrated personal initiative
  • This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship

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.
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What are Discover Perks + Benefits

Discover 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

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Discover’s business is built on helping people, and we invest in the community (Blessing Backpacks, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Sisters) to demonstrate our commitment to a brighter future.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Mental Health Benefits
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
Match charitable contributions
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.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Discover

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

AWS Cloud Engineer

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

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