Principal Software Engineer - Full Stack

About the Employer
Annual Salary
Not disclosed

Job Description

Discover. A brighter future.
With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.
Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future... with Discover.
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.

We embrace change and evolution, both in our staff and systems. We are building new payment systems that allows us to utilize modern technologies (Cloud, Big Data, Open Source, Event driven real time processing) and approaches to delivery (Scaled Agile, CI/CD, TDD + BDD) that will enable us to produce software and systems to support our business and adapt to change within the fast paced FinTech world.
We want you to love where you work and thrive in your career. Our culture inspires innovation, teamwork, and growth, so we can make a positive impact on millions of people's lives.
The successful candidate(s) will be primarily focused on supporting and guiding the team during all phases of the development life cycle to 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. Works directly with business partners to understand business requirements. Works independently or with own team to innovate on and advocate for best practices within the team. Designs complex solutions and leads them from inception to production within the agile team.


Develops and maintains complex front-ends with a focus on user experience.

Be a specialist in quality and understands quality methodologies and frameworks to enable full automated validation

Develops and maintains backend systems.

Uses holistic knowledge of all products in the team’s ecosystem to plan how new systems will be built and integrated.

Innovates on and advocates for best practices and improved processes within the team and with internal partners; stays up to date with technology trends and innovations; mentors team members.

Creates and maintains DevOps processes, application infrastructure, and utilizes cloud services (including database systems and models).

Supports live systems to ensure business continuity.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field

8+ years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field

In lieu of degree, 10+ years of experience in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field

Preferred Qualifications

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

Fullstack Academy, General Assembly or comparable programs may adequately supplement a non-CS bachelor’s degree

Bonus Points If You Have:

Experience as part of an Agile engineering or development team
Strong understanding of object-oriented principles with an ability to write clean code
Strong experience working with a relational database and NoSQL database
Strong experience with CI/CD pipelines with Jenkins or similar; Git/GitHub; Artifactory
Proven skills in high availability and scalability design, as well as performance monitoring
Experience developing and implementing API service architecture
Experience in working in a cloud environment such as AWS, GCP or Azure.
Understanding of messaging systems like MQ, Rabbit MQ, Kafka, or Kinesis.
Strong experience of developing multi-threaded and synchronization application
Build secure web applications with user authentication
Understanding of software testing principles and methodologies

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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 DiscoverRead more

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