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Senior Manager, Software Engineering

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 

Responsible for the application ownership, development delivery, and support for value streams. Manages a team including hiring, directing, mentoring, and assigning work.


  • Provides technical leadership in execution and delivery of technology capabilities to support key business initiatives for our Data & Analytics (DNA) partners.
  • Hire, retain and lead high-functioning, diverse group of engineering professionals, establishing clear objectives and key results, developing consistent set of practices and process across the team and driving towards resolution of challenging problems. This includes all performance management aspects of leading the engineers including acquiring and providing 360 feedback and administering reviews.
  • Lead and shape the technical vision within their domain and be an essential member of leadership team including acting as a leader in the Discover engineering community affecting and advancing the architecture across the company and ensuring adherence to all regulatory, compliance and audit requirements. This includes defining how technical work should be done, selecting appropriate tools, defining technology, quality, experience and implementation standards and practices within own technical domain.
  • Responsible for the application ownership, development delivery, and support for value streams. Manages a team, including hiring, directing, mentoring, and assigning work. 
  • Engage with internal and external communities of practice to share experiences, contribute knowledge, learn and advocate for the Discover Technology brand. Promotes team innovation and collaboration of ideas across teams.
  • Manages software ownership and development from initial concept through continuous improvement advocating for an automation first mindset.
  • Coaches and mentors team members. Supports individuals to achieve their individual development goals. Utilizes Agile and Lean practices to identify and solve systemic issues. 
  • Consults with management in the analysis of short- and long-range business requirements and recommends innovations. 
  • Utilizes tools to support data-driven decision making. Identifies and removes blockers to enable the team to meet business goals. 

Minimum Qualifications 

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field 
  • 8+ years of experience in Application Development, or related
  • 2+ years of experience in people management 

Preferred Qualifications 

If we had our say, we'd also look for 

  • Agile, Scrum Master
  • Experience in Financial Services 




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: 674990003-2
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: DISCOVER
  • Location: Riverwoods, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent