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It’s very rewarding to see the results of your hard work in action

Name: Nicholas
Job Title: Senior Data Engineer, Business Technology

How have you made a difference at Discover?

I joined the Business Technology team at Discover in the summer of 2017 when Amazon Web Services (AWS) was very new. Our Business Technology goals are focused on using the next generation of automation and analytical tools, while my individual goals are focused on making this platform more user-friendly and accessible based on my experience of creating several container-based solutions. My work contributes to Discover because one of these container-based solutions is being used by over 10 business modelers for an initiative around Discover’s financial reporting.

How has Discover made a difference in your life?

Discover has given me the opportunity to try something new. I relocated from Atlanta to Chicago, which was a scary move for me. But I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I get to live in the heart of downtown Chicago, which is one of the best cities in the Midwest.

What are the benefits of working at Discover?

• Tuition reimbursement for my part-time Master’s degree
• Professional development support in going to tech conferences
• Working from home and work-life balance
• Casual attire

I’d also add that it is great to have a senior leadership team that is also very supportive and accessible!

What would you say to someone who wants to work here?

I feel like I work at a start-up rather than a big corporation. The solutions I’m helping design, are actually being used by Discover employees and it’s very rewarding to see the result of your hard work in action.

Interested in working in Business Technology?