Discover
We power a network that helps people achieve a brighter financial future.
Chicago, IL
Hybrid

Expert Application Engineer (Full Stack)

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About This Role
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:
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.
As an Expert Full Stack Engineer, you'll build and release reliable software systems at scale. By partnering with enterprise-wide) teams, you'll develop and maintain full stack solutions that fit our business needs. You'll use your holistic view of all products (and their interactions) to design elegant solutions and strategize the future state of our larger technical ecosystem. By independently innovating and advocating for best practices, you'll solve complex problems and guide the team on implementing solutions from inception to production. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.
Responsibilities

  • Research new technology opportunities and how they can be used to add technical capabilities at Discover
  • Drives strategic technology decisions based on collaboration with a board field of experts outside of Discover
  • Contributes to the external image of Discover Technology as a desired workplace to learn technology best practices
  • Recognized outside of Discover as a thought leader and participates in internal and external communities
  • Shapes learning paths for Discover engineers by bringing what they learn back to Discover so everyone can benefit from their experiences


Minimum Qualifications
At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • Bachelors - Computer Science or related
  • 8+ Years - Information Technology, (Software) Engineering, or related
  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of expert on the Dreyfus engineering scale


Preferred Qualifications
Bonus Points If You Have:

  • ReactJS and JavaScript
  • Cloud container Platform experience (Kubernetes, OCP)
  • Full stack development experience
  • Experience in API Domain design, API Security (JWT, OAUTH), API testing
  • Core Java, Spring (Security, OAuth, MVC, JPA, Hibernate, REST API, Swagger)
  • Gatling, Jmeter, Monitoring and Performance tooling knowledge
  • Experience of working in an agile development environment and exposure to XP engineering practices.
  • Jenkins CI/CD
  • SQL/PostgresSQL/Maria DB


External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.
What are you waiting for? Apply today!
And by the way, while you're waiting to hear from us, don't forget to check out the great benefits Discover offers.
All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.
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, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in consideration for a career at Discover.
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Application Deadline:
The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Dec-05-2023. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.
Compensation:
The base pay for this position generally ranges between $125,500.00 to $211,500.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.
Benefits:
We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account
  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D
  • Recognition Program
  • Education Assistance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Family Support Programs
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan


Learn more at MyDiscoverBenefits.com .
What are you waiting for? Apply today!
All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.
Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights)

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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
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
In-person revenue kickoff
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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 insurance
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision insurance
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health insurance
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.
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Financial & Retirement
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
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
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
Fertility benefits
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
Office Perks
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-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
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.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Personal development training

Additional Perks + Benefits

The benefit starts from the first day of employment so all eligible U.S.-based employees can start participating as soon as they want regardless of how long they have been with the company.

We leverage intentional investments to strategically develop and retain our talent. Our approach is human-centered and focused on delivering meaningful and measurable experiences to build the capability of our talent and position them to deliver on our strategic priorities. Our experiences are equitable, inclusive, and aligned to our values, Discover Behaviors, and how we work.

As employees continue their journey with us, they have access to build professional and leadership skills. They are supported when transitioning to new levels of leadership. High potential employees are rewarded with development experiences that assure a diverse leadership pipeline of strong talent is created.

We understand how important it is to thank and acknowledge our employees for being a vital part of our company. Awards and recognition programs are one way we show our appreciation for their contributions.

To foster a culture that prioritizes the needs of our employees and promotes flexibility, balance, and good health, we strive to:

• Create an inclusive environment where well-being is visibly prioritized.
• Continually encourage leaders to invest in their employees’ well-being.
• Provide resources, education and training on well-being that is easily accessible.

We offer a range of benefits and resources to employees under our three pillars of employee well-being: Health, Wealth, and Balance.

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