Full Job Description
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.
We are seeking a technical manager that will lead our Cloud Data Enablement data engineering team within our Advanced Analytics technology organization. You will be responsible for leading a team of high performing data engineers and architects that are tasked with building reusable frameworks and products enabling data integration and data management on the cloud. These products and frameworks will be utilized across many different data engineering teams enabling them to support our organizations data needs.
Your team will work in technologies such as Spark (python/scala), Kinesis, Kafka, EMR, MPP Databases (Snowflake & Redshift), NoSQL DBs, and other various AWS services (Lambda, Glue, Step Functions..) You will be responsible for helping to drive the data enablement product strategy and implementation.
Some of your teams’ efforts include providing frameworks for Real-time data pipelines for analytical use, API Data Ingestion tooling, Graph Database data frameworks, and batch on-prem to cloud data movements (AWS and multi-cloud architectures).
The Advanced Analytics organization is delivering a next-gen analytic ecosystem through new tools, frameworks and data enablement products on the cloud. The Cloud Data Enablement team plays a critical role in creating these tools via in house development, evaluating open-source frameworks, and third party solutions. You will be responsible for developing and mentoring existing team members while also recruiting high performing cloud data engineers/architects. Additionally you will need to be able to demonstrate the technical aptitude to learn new technologies as you will be working in a rapidly evolving landscape delivering transformative products.
Deliver on our Advanced analytics strategy, ranging from implementing open-source and third-party based cloud and automation tools to building integrated solutions that meet enterprise needs
Build a culture of learning and innovation with the ability to learn new data technologies / practices and spearheading cloud adoption within the organization
Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in technology communities and act as an internal mentor to users of these platforms
Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting edge technologies and align solution to meet our customer needs
Manages software ownership and development from initial concept through continuous improvement.
Coaches and mentors team members. Supports individuals to achieve their individual development goals. Utilizes Agile and Lean practices to identify and solve systemic issues.
Utilizes tools to support data driven decision making. Identifies and removes blockers to enable the team to meet business goals.
Consults with management in the analysis of short and long range business requirements and recommends innovations.
Ability to set technology strategy and vision for the team
Proven track record of developing junior and experienced engineers/ technicians
Proficiency with Cloud technologies and concepts (AWS preferred)
Experience leading transformation from traditional to next-gen data-analytic technology solutions
Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or related field
Minimum of 8+ years of work experience in Application Development or related experience
Minimum of 2+ years of work experience as a people manager
Hands on experience with AWS services such as Glue, EMR, Lambda, Step Functions, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, SNS, SQS, S3, VPC, EC2, RDS, IAM
Snowflake MPP database experience
Graph database experience
Hands-on experience integrating open source components into data-analytic solutions
Working with vendors to enhance tool capabilities to meet enterprise needs
Knowledge of application development lifecycles, & continuous integration/deployment practices
Proficient in at least one programming language (Python, Java, Scala, Java)
Experience in version control systems such as Git.
Experience in ETL / Data application development
Experience working with Spark and real-time analytic frameworks
Willingness to continuously learn & share learnings with others
Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
Very strong verbal & written communication skills
Experience within the Financial Services industry
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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.
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