Lead Software Engineer - Full Stack

Last updated 4 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

What You’ll Do

  • Develop and maintain 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.
  • Work directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Work independently or with own team to innovate and advocate for best practices within the team.
  • Design complex solutions and lead them from inception to production within the Agile team.

How You’ll Do It

  • Develop and maintain complex front-ends focused on user experience.
  • Develop and maintain back-end systems.
  • Work with key stakeholders to design complex solutions and lead from inception to production.
  • Create and maintain DevOps processes, application infrastructure, and utilize cloud services (including database systems and models).
  • Innovate on and advocate for best practices and improved team processes.
  • Mentor junior team members.
  • Support live systems to ensure business continuity.

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in computer science, information technology or related field
  • In lieu of degree, 8+ years of experience in computer science, information technology or related field

Bonus Points If You Have

  • Web/Front end development skill, such as web site templating themes, CSS, and java script
  • Develop and deliver capabilities for API management, Web/API Portal, and business specific product/incubation needs.
  • Development and delivery of UI/Web App/Java Script and API interfaces with the right tools and frameworks to support Discover’s developer portal
  • Develop shared security policy snippets, platform APIs and language specific utilities, primarily in Java or Python.
  • Understand and implement industry aligned security standards such as OAUTH and JWT and work with Enterprise Architecture to define shared solutions for broader consumption.
  • Experience with Linux, shell scripting, python or bash scripting
  • Golang or similar programming
  • REST Services
  • CI with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Artifactory
  • Jira
  • Kubernetes or Openshift
  • AWS Cloud & Services, e.g. Lambda
  • Docker
  • JSON/Yaml
  • Knative
  • Agile development
  • Strong Linux shell/batch scripting knowledge
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Full Stack Academy, General Assembly or comparable programs may adequately supplement a non-CS Bachelor’s degree


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.