Principal Data Analyst

Discover Financial Services - Riverwoods, IL

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.

Leads a team of programmers/data engineers for gathering, structuring, and analyzing data to support Discover’s modeling needs. Supports the development and automation of standard data analyses, reports, and dashboards.


Responsible for gathering, structuring, and analyzing data and providing recommendations to management. Supports the development of standard data analyses, reports, and dashboards. Gathers, structures, and analyzes data from multiple sources.
Presents the results of data analyses and recommendations to management and process owners. Partners with the business to identify the appropriate data sources and analysis methodology to meet business needs.
Develops comprehensive cost-benefit analyses to capture financial and other impacts of initiatives.
Coaches and guides less experienced analytical professionals in statistical concepts, principles, and tools.
Demonstrates technical knowledge in analytical tools.
Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
4+ years of experience in programming with a concentration in Data Science, or related field
Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:
Master’s Degree in Finance, Statistics, Business, Data Science, or related quantitative field
6+ years of experience in programming with a concentration in Data Science, or related field
Statistical applications such as SQL and/or SAS
Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

Work Perks:
24-Hour Nurse Hotline & Telehealth Services
7 Paid Holidays
Adoption Assistance
Annual Flu Shots
Commuter Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Work Environment
Group Auto, Home and Pet Insurance
Healthy Eating Program
Legal Assistance Plan
Mother’s Rooms
Onsite Emotional Health Counselors
Onsite Fitness Centers
Onsite Weight Watchers at Work
Paid Parental Leave
Professional and Leadership Development Programs
Recognition Program
Service Anniversary Awards
Tuition Reimbursement

Annual health Evaluation and Health Coaching
Critical Illness Insurance
Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
Life and Accident Insurance
Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
Onsite Health Services Center with Nurse Practitioner

Financial Wellness:
401(k) Savings Plan with Fixed and Matching Contributions
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Financial Engines
“Financial Wellness for You” Learning Programs