Lead Software Developer (Java) - Network Authorizations

Last updated 21 days ago
Location:Springfield, Illinois

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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.

Responsible for analyzing, modifying, and supporting application software. Ensures quality code is delivered through continuous integration, development, and testing. Performs technical design, coding with test automation, support, and documentation of software application modifications. Contribute to CI/CD pipelines and platforms

What You’ll Do

As part of our Network Authorizations technology 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

  • Develop and deliver technology solutions of a varied scope and complexity that support business goals.
  • Work independently and with a team, with minimal supervision.
  • Wide latitude for independent judgement and decision making.
  • Ensure quality code is delivered through continuous integration, development, and testing.
  • Maintain application software and systems.
  • Test and mitigate risks for all projects and releases
  • Perform technical design, coding with test automation, support, and documentation of software application modifications.
  • 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.

The Tech Stack

  • Core Java
  • REST APIs
  • JSON
  • Spring
  • Hazelcast
  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Cucumber
  • Jenkins (pipelines, scripting)
  • GitHub

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

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • Experience working in a highly complex and scaled global technology organization
  • Time spent working for an organization in either the financial services or technology space
  • Agile experience, scrum and Kanban beneficial
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, collaboration, and the ability and willingness to improve based on constructive feedback
  • Experience with production support

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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.