Senior Principal Data Engineer

Last updated 20 days ago
Location:Springfield, Illinois

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

Who We Are

Discover. A Brighter Future.

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 Senior Principal Software Engineer on the Finance Forecasting & Regulatory Reporting team, you will:

Innovate

  • Plan how we build and integrate new systems by leveraging your holistic knowledge of the products in our ecosystem
  • Generate POC's for new ideas and scale them into generic patterns
  • Innovate on best practices for our team and advocate for improved processes with our internal partners
  • Build and prototype microservices based designs and solutions within the ETL data pipeline on container platforms (i.e. Kubernetes and OpenShift)

Create

  • Develop and maintain full stack solutions on
    • complex front-ends, with a focus on user experience
    • backend systems
  • Create and maintain DevOps processes and application infrastructure while leveraging cloud services (including database systems and models)
  • Design and develop data processing, transformation and data ingestion frameworks while employing open-source tools such as NiFi,Kafka, Java, Pig, Spark and Python
  • Support live systems to ensure business continuity
  • Deliver support for deployed data applications and analytical models

Lead and Inspire

  • Mentor, inspire and drive the team with thought leadership and fresh ideas
  • Lead the team to evolve data solutions and enable a seamless integration and data flow across the data ecosystem
  • Design, and help the team build, pipelines and new capabilities using next-gen tools
  • Achieve operational excellence and efficient ways to manage projects and production support
  • Provide senior-level technical consulting during highly complex and critical data project design and development

Learn

  • Keep up-to-date with new technology trends and innovations
  • Collaborate with our business partners to understand their reporting and data needs


Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field
  • 10+ years of work experience in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field
  • In lieu of education experience, 12+ years of work experience in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with one of the ETL tools, such as AbInitio, Informatica or Data Stage
  • Experience in languages like SAS, Python and R
  • Passion for data and our mission

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • AWS and other cloud platform experience
  • AWS, cloud, or data warehouse certifications
  • Experience with hybrid cloud data strategy solutions
  • An engineering, agile, self-starter mindset
  • Fresh ideas to whiteboard and adopt
  • A passion for innovation
  • Worked with or on data warehouse teams that solve big data problems and challenges
  • Working or conceptual knowledge of AbInitio / ETL technologies, MPP Databases, Stream Data Platforms, Qlik Replicate, Kafka, or K-SQL
  • Prior experience within a financial and regulatory domain

Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover. 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.

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.