EMV Specialist

Discover Financial Services - Riverwoods, IL3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $56,000 - $79,000 a year
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.

Within the D-PAS Product Management department, this position will be responsible for analyzing complex chip failures reported in production, finding the resolution and identifying preventive measures. This individual will assist the team in achieving specific goals for contactless payments, wallet transactions, in-app purchase, and passive wearables, identifying innovations to address customer needs and improve Quality of Acceptance in the market. 15% travel needed.

This role is responsible for developing, managing, and implementing advanced payment products. Supports acquirers, issuers, and merchant end-to-end testing and certifications. Helps develop and support service providers with certification toolset and process, and supports Discover testing strategies with customization of vendor tools and systems.

  • This role is located in Riverwoods (IL).

Provides support to partners and vendors as Discover’s EMV product SME.
Provides reports and updates to internal and external teams on the progress of certifications and projects.
Supports the regional market needs, assesses critical vendors/partners needed for testing, certification, and troubleshooting.
Continually learns and develops new skills in support of the function via self-learning, training, and industry standards participation. Knowledge of EMV products.
Reviews project plans and budgets to plan and coordinate project activity.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, or related field
4+ years of experience in EMVCo-related testing and certification, Smart Card technology, or related field
In lieu of a degree, 8+ years of experience in EMVCo-related testing and certification, Smart Card technology, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:
CSCIP Smart Card certification
Hands on experience with one or more of the following card/terminal EMV testing tools (SmartSpy, Visucard, UL, PVT, Barnes, Collis, Kanest)
Strong technical understanding/ability to resolve complex chip failures

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.

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