Principal Engineer – Cloud Data Services
Riverwoods , Illinois
October 17, 2017
We are looking for a bright, curious and driven thought leader for the role of a Principal Engineer focused on delivery of the latest cloud native relational and non-relational operational data platforms.This role provides engineering leadership to create and enhance operational data platforms to complement our cloud-native application systems, as well as senior level technical consulting to peer data engineers and application developers during design and development of highly complex and critical data projects.This is a DevOps position, responsible for the full-stack engineering, development and support for products that support our cloud-native data capabilities. While focused on the data systems, involvement with all aspects of our cloud native ecosystems will be encouraged.Primary Responsibilities
  • DevOps (engineering, development, integration, automation & support) for next-gen, cloud-native relational operational data systems, (eg. Cassandra, RDS/*, MongoDB, etc) in on-prem and public cloud deployment flavors
  • Principal technologist role responsible for both technology evolution and mentoring junior engineers
  • Developing data governance & compliance frameworks and tools to be consumed as a Service by application developers
  • Assisting application development teams during application design and development for highly complex and critical data projects
  • Leveraging DevOps techniques and practices like Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Test Automation, Build Automation and Test Driven Development to enable the rapid delivery of capabilities to our users
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers and emerging data trendsPrimary Skills / Competencies
  • Problem-solving mentality, leveraging internal and/or external resources to creatively get the job done
  • Hands on experience leading feature delivery through Agile methodologies
  • Demonstrated engagement with, and contributions to, internal and external user communities
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts and technologies quickly; rapidly iterating those concepts/ideas through prototyping, and driving adoption through delivery of features most relevant to our users
  • Excellent leadership, organization and communication skills - ability to message the right detail to the right audience
  • Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to require standards and processes

5+ years working in a technology - application development environment3+ years working in infrastructure3+ years working in Systems/ArchitectureBachelor's Degree in CIS, Computer and Information Science or like field or equivalent work exeperience
#LI-MF1 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.

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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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