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Principal Application Engineer (Full Stack)

Riverwoods, Illinois
Job Type
2 Aug 2022

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 

As a Principal Full Stack Application Engineer, you'll build and release reliable software systems at scale. By partnering with enterprise-wide) teams, you'll develop and maintain full stack solutions that fit our business needs. You'll use your holistic view of all products (and their interactions) to design elegant solutions and strategize the future state of our larger technical ecosystem. By independently innovating and advocating for best practices, you'll solve complex problems and guide the team on implementing solutions from inception to production. 


  • Creates solutions addressing high impact technology and business priorities  

  • Competent in multiple contexts, including programming languages, security, automation, testing, and business domains and is the go-to person for many people (inside and outside of their team) 

  • Participates in strategic technology decisions and learns how these decisions impact Discover as a whole 

  • Proactively identifies and mitigates issues based on intuition and experience in multiple domains 

  • Coaches technology communities at Discover 


Minimum Qualifications 

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

  • Bachelors - Computer Science or related 

  • 6+ Years -- Information Technology, (Software) Engineering, or related 

  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of proficient on the Dreyfus engineering scale 

Preferred Qualifications 

Bonus Points If You Have: 



External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview. 


What are you waiting for? Apply today! 

And by the way, while you're waiting to hear from us, don't forget to check out the great benefits Discover offers. 

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.

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  • Job Reference: 674989863-2
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: DISCOVER
  • Location: Riverwoods, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent