Innovation Solution Architect
Posted on: May 12, 2022
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 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. Our Discover
Innovation Lab is passionate about identifying breakthrough
emerging solutions that will build new markets and businesses for
Discover Financial Services. Technology Capabilities and Innovation
is seeking several Innovation Solution Architect to join us as we
incubate these new opportunities in partnership with our business
groups and partners. Our efforts will extend our organization s
continued contributions to standards bodies, open-source
communities and research partnerships with leading-edge
Universities.We value people who are team-oriented, who constantly
learn and more importantly, constantly teach. Above all, we want
you to help us improve consistently over time.Our innovation lab is
chartered to be an accelerator for internal business transformation
and external market growth opportunities. The lab will be an
incubator for corporate sponsored innovation projects. Lab members
will pair with sponsoring business unit resources to form
innovation squads that will manage the lifecycle development of
exciting new endeavors. Squad members will get in at the ideation
stage for new projects and have the opportunity to iterate with a
project from prototyping though pilots and eventually being the
subject-matter experts as a project is transitioned for
productization within the sponsoring business units. The Innovation
Solution Architect will build and release reliable software systems
at scale. By partnering with enterprise-wide teams, develop and
maintain full stack solutions that fit business needs. Design
elegant solutions and strategize the future state of our larger
technical ecosystem. Advocate for best practices, solve complex
problems and guide project teams on the implementation of solutions
from inception to delivery to product teams. Incubate new
opportunities in partnership with business groups and partners.The
Architect embraces learning and be a mentor. Collaborate with
designers and domain specialists across the business to apply state
of theart technologies and architecture patterns to challenging
business problems. Lead multiple rapid solution prototyping squads
focused on the incubation and validation of concept proposals.
Contribute to standards bodies, open-source communities and
research partnerships with business partners and/or leading-edge
- Contribute to project ideation and design to understand needs,
propose features, create early prototypes and transform them into
exciting experiences. Design, development and iterate on a solution
for a specific innovative business objective (concept proposal).
Develop front-end and backend components with a focus on user
experience and microservices-based architecture. Leverage
best-practice knowledge, reference architectures, and patterns from
prior projects to promote re-use across the innovation Lab. Ensures
Minimal Viable Prototypes/Pilots/Products can be taken through the
necessary steps to become scalable, supportable managed solutions.
Develop and present detailed technical demonstrations to C-level
sponsors and project stakeholders.
- Uses holistic knowledge open-source tools for improved
consistency and developer time to value. Bring a deep understanding
of the full technology stack, working with emerging and traditional
technologies, adjusting between the art of the possible and the
requirements to adhere to corporate privacy, risk and security
- Write high-quality code with best practices and design patterns
in mind. Have fun brainstorming and collaborating in team that is
excited to answer your questions and share their wisdom with you.
We expect you to do the same.
- 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.
Propose innovative tools, frameworks, automations and processes
where appropriate. Be a champion of architecture decision records
(ADRs) within your squad, andacross the organization.
- Architect, develop, and maintain tools to improve the scale and
efficiency of the Lab. Continuously refine our DevOps, SecDevOps
and CI/CD pipeline tools. Creates and maintains devops processes,
applic tion infrastructure, and utilizes cloud services (including
database systems and models).Minimum Qualifications At a minimum,
here s what we need from you:
- Bachelors Computer Science or related
- 8+ Years - Software Development, Software Engineering,
Technical Architecture or related
- Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of
expert on the Dreyfus architecture scalePreferred Qualifications
Bonus Points If You Have:
- An outstanding portfolio that exemplifies excellence.
- Strong experience building multiple UX component and asset
libraries for cross-team reuse.
- Strong project and team leadership experience with a track
record of inspiring your team to deliver world-class
- Excellent presentation and moderator skills.
- Mastery of Sketch, Figma, Adobe Creative Suite, Principle,
InVision, and other design and management tools.
- Experience creating, implementing, and managing design systems
(human interface and style guidelines).
- Mastery of human-centered design methodologies and rapid
ideation processes such as Lean XD and Design Sprints.
- Passion for cutting edge technologies, drive, and ability to
quickly learn new concepts
- Prior experience working for a consumer Internet company
- Detail-oriented approach to the delivery of beautiful user
experiences without ignoring performance.
- Is an enthusiastic, highly motivated self-starter with a strong
work ethic and an intense focus on achieving results
- Financial or similar complex industry experience.External
applicants will be required to perform a technical interview#LI-MF1
#Remote #BI-RemoteWhat 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 . 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. Associated topics: .net, application
developer, c#, develop, devops, java, php, programming, project
architect, senior software engineer
Keywords: Discover, Arlington Heights , Innovation Solution Architect, Other , Deerfield, Illinois
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