Principal Data Engineer

Principal Data Engineer

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Discover. A brighter future.

With Discover, you’ll have the chance to make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, you’ll do meaningful work you’re passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future you want, here at Discover.

Job Description

Discover Financial Services is seeking a Principal Data Engineer to join our Enterprise Technology organization. Successful candidates will partner with our business partners to understand their reporting & data needs, design and help the team build pipelines using Next-Gen tools & new capabilities. Additionally you will be responsible to achieve operational excellence and efficient ways to manage projects and Production support. The ideal candidate will be passionate about Discover Financial Service’s data and its mission.



  • Provide senior-level technical consulting to peer & junior engineers during design and development for highly complex and critical data projects.
  • Provide engineering leadership to create and enhance data solutions enabling seamless integration and flow of data across the data ecosystem.
  • Design and develop data ingestion frameworks leveraging Open-Source tools such as NiFi, Kafka, Java, Pig, Spark, Python, as well as data processing/transformation frameworks leveraging Open-Source tools.
  • Building / Prototyping micro services based designs & solutions within the ETL data pipeline on Container Platforms (e.g Kubernetes & Open Shift)
  • Well verse with AWS, Cloud Platforms and experience on hybrid cloud data strategy solutions along with experience working with / in Data Warehouse teams that solve big data problems and challenges.
  • Create POC's of new ideas, scale them into Generic Patterns, and able to drive the team with technology thought leadership, bring in new ideas and bringing the engineering culture.
  • Provide support for deployed data applications and analytical models.
  • Working or conceptual knowledge of Ab Initio / ETL technologies, MPP Databases, Stream Data Platforms with knowledge on Qlik Replicate, Kafka, K-SQL
  • Develops and maintains complex front-ends with a focus on user experience
  • Develops and maintains backend systems
  • Uses holistic knowledge of all products in the team’s ecosystem to plan how new systems will be built and integrated
  • Innovates on and advocates for best practices and improved processes within the team and with internal partners; stays up to date with technology trends and innovations; mentors team members
  • Creates and maintains DevOps processes, application infrastructure, and utilizes cloud services (including database systems and models)
  • Supports live systems to ensure business continuity

Required Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, or related field
  • Minimum 8+ years of work experience in Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
  • In lieu of education experience, 10+ years of work experience in Information Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience

Desired Skills:

  • AWS / Cloud  / Data Warehouse Certification a big plus
  • Self-starter, Engineering Mindset, Innovator & Individual Contributor, Bring ideas to whiteboard and adopt with an agile mindset.
  • Bonus, if the candidates are experienced with Customers, Contact Preferences, Marketing and Financial domains.


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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