2018 Business Technology College Hire Program (Undergraduate)
Location:
Riverwoods , Illinois
Posted:
October 21, 2017
Reference:
P181144
The Discover College Hire Program is an exciting opportunity to work on challenging projects in a sought after work environment and culture. This program provides participants with:
  • Interesting project assignments
  • Real time and consistent feedback
  • A team of resources to assist with training and career development
  • Exposure to managers
  • Broad knowledge of cross-functional initiatives, experience and career contacts
  • Opportunities to interact with the executive leadership team through program events
Business Technology Track:The Business Technology College Hire track merges leading edge technologies with customer-focused business solutions. Positions are primarily based at our Chicagoland headquarters (Riverwoods, IL) with potential assignments at other US offices. Business Technology College Hire Program Highlights:
  • Training on industry/organizational knowledge, technical and leadership skills
  • Placement aligned to desired areas and abilities
  • Challenging work assignments
  • Dedicated program managers, experienced managers and knowledgeable mentors
  • Interaction with other recent college hires through program events
Come join our team! Here are just a few of the roles you may experience at Discover:
  • Application Developer
  • Business Analyst, Project Manager or Scrum Master
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Infrastructure Services Engineer
As an Application Developer, you may:
  • Interact with teammates, clients, business partners, management and external partners to complete technology projects
  • Leverage agile software development methodologies to define and review business requirements for new services, functions or applications
  • Design, develop and test application code using Java and modern development frameworks
  • Collaborate on code reviews and process enhancements and assist peers in debugging or troubleshooting
  • Increase knowledge of working with technologies/services/platforms such as: Unix, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Foundry, Java/J2EE, Groovy, Scala, Spring, SOAP, REST, Jenkins, Gradle, Git, Nexus, Hadoop, MongoDB, Oracle, Teradata and more
  • Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes.
As a Business Analyst, Project Manager or Scrum Master, you may:
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Business and Application Development teams through meetings and day-to-day liaison activities
  • Leverage agile software development methodologies to define and review business requirements for new services, functions or applications
  • Stage code releases and perform/schedule/manage testing
  • Develop and track project plans, schedule resources, identify resource constraints or risks and manage issues through resolution Participate on project and incident calls and provide status updates to business partners in a timely fashion
  • Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes
As a Cybersecurity Engineer, you may:
  • Monitor events and alerts from a multitude of technologies to detect malicious activity
  • Work on the timely identification and analysis of technology-related security incidents and manage proper escalation of incidents for response, containment and remediation
  • Learn to effectively employ enterprise-grade security solutions to investigate and understand security incidents to the fullest extent of the data available
  • Build and maintain custom security detection logic to analyze and correlate information to produce meaningful, actionable results
  • Complete data mining of log sources to uncover and investigate anomalous activity and maintain documentation of logic, rules, policies, and procedures
  • Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes
As a Data Engineer, you may:
  • Develop data driven solutions with current and next gen Big data technologies to meet evolving business needs
  • Code and integrate open source solutions into an enterprise Hadoop ecosystem
  • Utilize multiple development languages such as Python, SPARK, Hive, R, Java
  • Fast prototype solutions by integrating various open source components
  • Operationalize open source data-analytic tools for enterprise use
  • Develop real-time data ingestion and stream-analytic solutions leveraging technologies such as Kafka, Spark, NIFI
  • Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes
As an Infrastructure Services Engineer or Systems Analyst, you may:
  • Engineer and develop Application Performance Monitoring (APM) software for the enterprise
  • Work with technologies/services/platforms such as:Dev Ops principles and cutting edge transformation Operating systems such as Unix/Linux or Windows Middleware platforms such as Apache and Tomcat Development languages such as Perl, Java, HTML5 or JavaScript
  • Promote a risk-aware culture; ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes

Skills
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation between December 2017 - June 2018
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, Management Information Systems, Information Security, Networking, Telecommunications
  • A minimum of a 2.8 GPA on 4.0 grade point scale
  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Preferred Qualification
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills
  • High energy and intellectual curiosity
  • Strong analytical skills and a consultative approach to addressing customer needs
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems creatively
  • Ability to apply previous experience and knowledge to new situations and problems

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

A little about us:
Discover is one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. We’re a direct banking and payment services company built on a legacy of innovation and customer service.

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