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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.
Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories.
Discover’s vision is to be the leading direct bank and payments partner and its mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future.
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 which 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.
The Business Technology (BT) team at Discover is looking for a Director, Application Development and Technology Delivery Lead for the Modernization of Accounting Processes and System “MAPS” program. In this role you will lead a group of Technology teams dedicated to pushing the limits of continuous improvement and innovation. If you are equally adept at building and leading teams, managing and mentoring engineers, architecting and implementing cutting edge technology solutions, leading through change, and managing production operations, this role is for you.
In this role you will:
Lead a group of cross-functional teams to create and enhance Finance data assets and processes to support end to end data needs for the new Oracle ERP implementation and associated reporting
Lead all the Technology related work streams of the Program driving cross-functional accountability
Oversee the build of the “Oracle cloud platform” and related interfaces to our existing DFS source systems, the data staging area, and Finance warehouse in close collaboration with the Finance Delivery Lead
Oversee all aspects of design, development and testing, while establishing the testing environments and processes during build phase and each integrated testing phase (collaboratively working alongside the Testing Lead and team)
Work alongside the PMO, SI Delivery Lead and Finance Delivery Lead to manage the program scope and delivery of all technology deliverables for the program
Leverage DevOps techniques and practices like CI/CD, Test Automation, Build Automation and Test Driven Development to enable the rapid delivery of working code
Set high standards and build teams that deliver the best data processing and application infrastructure and produce the highest quality product possible
Expertly balance delivery, innovation with operational excellence
Accountable for mobilizing the Delivery team, identifying resources with the right skill sets and leadership skills, and rolling them onto the Program
Bachelor’s Degree or military experience
Proven ability to champion an idea and bring a group to consensus
Proven ability to set technical strategy, applying an in-depth understanding of the business strategy governing that area
Excellent problem-solving skills involving complex and ambiguous issues
At least 10 years of experience in a Technology Leadership position
At least 7 years of professional work experience in Finance application development/ data warehousing / analytics.
5 + years of finance technology experience in Fortune 500 companies, with a good understanding of the Financial applications and warehouse and SEC, and Regulatory reporting
5+years of experience with Oracle ERP implementations
2+ years of experience with data management in the Cloud
3+ years of experience working with Agile methodology
Strong communication and executive presence experience
Ability to lead, coach, advise, and hold team members accountable while managing multiple change work streams with tight timelines while keeping MAPS Program leadership, key senior executive stakeholders, DFS, and MAPS Team informed of progress
Master's Degree or PhD
2+ years of Agile engineering experience
2+ years of experience with Oracle Cloud and EPM
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.
24-Hour Nurse Hotline & Telehealth Services
7 Paid Holidays
Annual Flu Shots
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Work Environment
Group Auto, Home and Pet Insurance
Healthy Eating Program
Legal Assistance Plan
Onsite Emotional Health Counselors
Onsite Fitness Centers
Onsite Weight Watchers at Work
Paid Parental Leave
Professional and Leadership Development Programs
Service Anniversary Awards
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
401(k) Savings Plan with Fixed and Matching Contributions
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
“Financial Wellness for You” Learning Programs