Lead Middleware Engineer - API Gateway

Last updated 19 days ago
Location:Springfield, Illinois

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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

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just asemployee-focusedas it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both.We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discoverisa 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.


  • Core Engineering of the Enterprise API Infrastructure

  • Core Engineering of the API Gateway (Layer7 / MuleSoft / Datapower)

  • Core Engineering of the API Lifecycle Management toolset

  • Creation of appropriate dashboard/monitoring and logging for API runtimes using AppDynamics and elastic search technologies.

  • Integration with ServiceNow as the system of record for API Change Management

  • Integration with the CI/CD toolset to control environment propagation and automated API publish and API consumer onboarding.

  • Evangelize the Enterprise API Strategy and facilitate presentations to a wide audience of internal and external stakeholders

  • Researches, boards, and evolves the most cost-effective software products and enterprise building blocks that improve the efficiency, availability,and performance of application servers,gateways, messaging,and related platforms.

  • The team currently owns and provides governance along with 24x7x 365third-levelsupports for technologies,such as WebSphereAppServer, WebSphere MQ, CA Gateway, DataPower, Tomcat, JBoss, Apache,eXtremeScale,and Google Search Appliance.

  • Works closely with Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure Services,and Application Development teams in implementing solutions for the Middleware technologies.

  • Hands-on industry experience in performance analysis,implementation, project leadership, maintenance, and technical documentation.

  • Identifies and drives opportunities to improve automation for build, deployment, and configuration management.

  • Works closely with Plan, Build, Run,and Cloud Infrastructure teams to support Critical, Core,and Support applications.

  • Builds, delivers, and maintains middleware engineering platforms to support Agile development teams

Responsibilities also include:

  • Regular interaction with Product Manager, Product Owner and Product Architect for evolution, security enhancement and growth strategies.
  • Support, engineer and build activities for Portal, Gateway and API Lifecycle engineering teams and overall direct responsibility for health of the platforms.
  • Leads and executes on strategic technical objectives for security and evolution initiatives across API technology platforms.
  • Performs technical analysis, design, build and deployment of highly complex / scalable API Platform.
  • Infrastructure procurement facilitation and deployment through Cloud Engineering and Infrastructure teams.
  • Works with an offshore team to help execute L1 activities.
  • Performs API Platform engineer, build upgrades, patching, security vulnerability fixes.
  • Performs automation for repeated operations activities using tools like Github, Jenkins, Ansible, Nexus, Service Now, Bash, Python

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

  • 2+ years ofexperience in large enterprise systems, customer service, or relatedfield

  • In lieu of a degree,4+ years ofexperience in large enterprise systems, customer service, or relatedfield

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • 5+ years of application development and implementation experience

  • 5+ years of Java experience

  • 5+ years of Middleware experience

  • 3+ years of Agile experience

  • 2+ years in Python

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skill

  • 3+ years of financial services experience

  • IBM, or related certification


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.