Lead Software Developer

Last updated 8 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

What You’ll Do

As part of our Customer Engagement Platforms domain, you’ll:

  • Lead Agile-focused software development teams to help our organization drive towards emerging technologies. While primarily providing hands-on development work, you’ll also mentor junior-level software developers.
  • Leverage your leadership skills to help shape our business and technology outcomes to meet customer and partner needs.
  • Create and break-down product/platform efforts into successful execution-ready plans.
  • Contribute to the developer experience by leveraging the latest industry technologies to enhance current solution patterns and define new ones.

How You’ll Do It

  • Maintain application software and systems.
  • Test and mitigate risks for all projects and releases
  • Ensure quality code is delivered through continuous integration, development, and testing.
  • Perform technical design, coding with test automation, support, and documentation of software application modifications.
  • Deliver technology solutions that support business goals.
  • Partner with product owners to understand business requirements, evaluate features, and translate application specifications into workable technical solutions.
  • Support technical initiatives and provide team with input into best practices.
  • Oversee and review development activities of highly-complex global teams, consisting of both full-time staff and contractors.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior-level software developers to enhance their growth and help them achieve objectives.

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business computer systems, or related technical field
  • 6+ years of experience in software engineering or related field
  • In lieu of degree, 8+ years of experience in software engineering or related field

Technical experience/skills that will make you successful:

  • Full stack developer
  • Experience working in a highly complex and scaled technology organization
  • Time spent working for an organization in either the financial services or technology space
  • Java, J2EE, APIs, Microservices, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Hibernate
  • Android and iOS Native development
  • Modern web-development frameworks (Angular, React, Foundation, Bootstrap, jQuery)
  • HTML, CSS, DOM, XML, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON
  • Web browser & Cross device compatibility design
  • Cloud/PaaS Architectures: Cloud Foundry(PCF), AWS, OCP
  • SQL and Oracle
  • REST & SOAP Webservices, Postman
  • DevOps tools – GIT, Jenkins, Gradle, Nexus
  • AppDynamics and Kibana
  • CI/CD with Jenkins or similar, Chef, Git/GitHub, Gradle, Nexus, SonarQube
  • Understanding of software development methodologies including Agile, Scrum and waterfall
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to identify issues, solve them quickly and well
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills


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.