Information Technology

Senior Manager Software Engineering (Enterprise Services)

in office job In-Office: Riverwoods, Illinois
job reference number R37747

About This Role

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:

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.

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork, and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career. 

Job Description:

As a Sr. Manager Software Engineering you will be responsible for the technical development of software engineering staff, while using your technical expertise to drive vision into action and results supporting enterprise applications. If you’re a hands-on Servant Leader and technical Subject Matter Expert, keep reading!

This Senior Manager role plays a critical part in the development of their engineering team working on home-grown enterprise services applications and will take the lead on effectively skilling, tooling and allocating engineering members to best support the needs of the Product team. This role will lead the effort to determine where modernization for this suite of home-grown applications is appropriate, and leverage AWS and OpenShift where applicable.

Investing in the development of the engineering team through coaching and leadership is part of the Discover culture. We celebrate a culture of innovation and learning which grows our technical talent and ultimately serves Discover customers with high quality, reliable products and experiences. While coaching and development of engineers is this role’s primary responsibility, the Senior Manager will also work with their Sr. Manager Product Owner peers to help shape the product vision for their products. You’ll be key in educating your team on the technical vision, and turning vision into best in class execution across a team of software engineers.

This sounds exciting, but what about hand-on work with technology? Keeping your technical skills fresh is as important for engineers as it is for our Senior Managers. Uniquely, Senior Managers have opportunities to solve challenging and complex technical problems in a direct, hands-on way when capacity allows. At Discover, we celebrate our leaders role modeling advanced engineering practices as a way to develop both themselves, and their team members. If you have a passion for leading the transformation to a product model (Agile Way of Working) and enjoy working with products that can have a greater business/customer impact, Please apply today!

Responsibilities:

· 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; Includes all performance management aspects of leading engineers including acquiring and 360 feedback providing and administering reviews.

· Mentor staff of engineers in both technical and soft skills including ensuring the group is adhering to principles of engineering excellence: Code maintainability, Quality, Monitoring, Security, Operational Excellence, and Documentation.

· Partners with business stakeholders in the analysis of short- and long-range business requirements and recommends solutions to achieve the objective.

· Regularly provides updates on progress and blockers to business stakeholders and senior leadership.

· Contribute as a senior engineer within a product team designing, developing and maintaining quality technology solutions for a product or set of products.

· Lead and shape the technical vision for application development area and be an essential member of leadership team including a leader in the Discover engineering community affecting and advancing the architecture across the company and ensuring scope of applications within the department are meeting all regulatory, compliance and audit requirements.

· Defines how technical work should be done, selecting appropriate tools, defining technology, quality, experience and implementation standards and practices within own technical domain. Develops own technical skills to attain Subject Matter Expertise in at least one technical implementation within own technical domain. Ensures consistency of technical execution and knowledge, sharing common practices and challenges within the team. Engineer solutions for special projects as needed.

· Develops area into a highly technically competent, consistent, thoughtful and customer-centric team of technology experts. Works with Product Owners and Value Stream Engineering leaders to efficiently and effectively allocate staff to meet Product needs. Fosters a culture of excellence and continuous learning. Establishes and tracks to appropriate OKRs to ensure outcomes are met.

· Instills a sense of purpose, curiosity and continuous learning with each and every member, motivating all to achieve their best. Owns the career and performance management process, ensuring the collective’s technical competency continues to consistently evolve to effectively support Product Owner and Value Stream needs. Attracts, onboards and develops/retains talent to achieve the strongest team possible.

· Utilizes PO and VS feedback and performance/satisfaction metrics to identify areas of continuous improvement within team. Engages 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.

Minimum Qualifications - At a minimum, here’s what we need from you::

· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related technical field

· 8+ years of experience in Application Development

· 2+ years of People Management

Preferred Qualifications = Bonus points if you have:

· Java, React JS, Springboot,

· OpenShift Container Platform

· AWS

· GitHub

· Jenkins

· Sonarqube

· Nexus

· JIRA & Agile experience

· TDD

· Pair Programming

· Playwright for test automations

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Application Deadline:

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Jul-15-2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.

Compensation:

The base pay for this position generally ranges between $125,500.00 to $211,500.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.

Benefits:

We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

  • Recognition Program

  • Education Assistance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Family Support Programs

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Learn more at mydiscoverbenefits.com.

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights & Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision)

Discover complies with federal, state, and local laws applicable to qualified individuals with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search for a position, to complete an application, and/or to participate in an interview, please email HireAccommodation@discover.com. Any information you provide regarding your accommodation needs will be kept confidential and will only be used to determine and provide necessary accommodation.

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