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Innovation Solution Architect

Company: Discover
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: May 12, 2022

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.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 Universities.Responsibilities:

  • 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 protection guidelines.
  • 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 solutions.
        • 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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