Lead Data Engineer

Last updated 12 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

As part of our Enterprise Data Management team, you’ll:

  • Develop data-driven solutions with current and next generation technologies to meet evolving business needs.

  • Provide technical design and develop Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) applications that interface with all key Discover applications.

How You’ll Do It

  • Designand developdata-ingestion frameworks, real-time processing solutions, and data processing and transformation frameworks.

  • Deploy and provide support for application codes and analytical models.

  • Providesenior-level technical consulting to peer data engineers during design and development for highly complex and critical data projects.

  • Createand enhancedata solutions that enable seamless integration and flow of data across the data ecosystem.

  • Provide business analysis and develop ETL code and scripting to meet all technical specifications and business requirements according to the established designs.

  • Develop real-time data ingestion and stream-analytic solutions leveraging technologies such as Kafka, Apache Spark, Python and AWS-based solutions.

  • Work extensively within the Cloud ecosystem and migrate data from Teradata to AWS-based platform.

  • Utilize multiple development languages/tools such as Python, SPARK, Hive, Java to build prototypes and evaluate results for effectiveness and feasibility.

  • Develop application systems that comply with the standard system development methodology and concepts for design, programming, backup, and recovery to deliver solutions that have superior performance and integrity.

  • Contribute to determining programming approach, tools, and techniques that best meet the business requirements.

  • Provide subject matter expertise in the analysis, preparation of specifications and plans for the development of data processes.

  • Offer system support as part of a support rotation with other team members.

  • Operationalize open source data-analytic tools for enterprise use.

  • Ensure data governance policies are followed by implementing or validating data lineage, quality checks, and data classification.

  • Understand and follow the company development lifecycle to develop, deploy and deliver the solutions. 

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, or related field

  • 4+ years of experience in data platform administration/engineering

Bonus Points If You Have

  • 6+ years of experience in data platform administration/engineering

  • Knowledge and experience using query languages (SQL, Cypher) for relational and graph databases

  • Willingness to continuously learn & share learnings with others

  • Capability to collaboratewith stakeholders and project leaders to understand requirements, deliverables, and set expectations on tasks that you will be responsible for

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment

  • Experience working in an agile and collaborative team environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and professional speaking skills

  • Passion for learning and interest in pursuing classroom training and self-discovery on a variety of emerging technologies

  • Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)-based solutions such as Lambda, Dynamodb, Snowflake and S3

  • Experience in migrating ETL processes (not just data) from relational warehouse databases to AWS-based solutions

  • Experience within the financial industry


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.