Principal Software Engineer - Full Stack

Last updated 15 days ago
Location:Riverwoods, 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

Job Summary

Develops and maintains full stack solutions to fit business needs. Full stack solutions require one or more of the following: front-end (user interfaces), back-end (APIs), database and devops development. Works directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Independently innovates on and advocates for best practices within the team, and collaborates on them across the enterprise. Carries a holistic view of all products and their interactions to design complex solutions and plan for how new projects will fit into the larger ecosystem. Solves complex technical problems. Guides team in implementation of solutions from inception to production.


  • Develops and maintains complex front-ends with a focus on user experience
  • Develops and maintains backend systems
  • Uses holistic knowledge of all products in the team’s ecosystem to plan how new systems will be built and integrated
  • Innovates on and advocates for best practices and improved processes within the team and with internal partners; stays up to date with technology trends and innovations; mentors team members
  • Creates and maintains devops processes, application infrastructure, and utilizes cloud services (including database systems and models)
  • Supports live systems to ensure business continuity

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology
  • 8+ years Computer Science, Information Technology or Equivalent Experience
  • In lieu of degree, 10+ years Computer Science, Information Technology or related

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • Fullstack Academy, General Assembly or comparable programs may adequately supplement a non-CS bachelor's degree
  • Experience working in a highly complex and scaled global technology organization
  • Worked for a financial services or technology company
  • Messaging and / or Kafka broker, zookeeper, schema registry experience
  • 5+ years of Development experience in either Java/ or another object oriented programming language.
  • REST Services
  • Continuous Integration with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Artifactory
  • OpenShift &/or Kubernetes
  • JSON/Yaml
  • Test automation
  • 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.