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Principal Application Engineer (Full Stack)


Location: Riverwoods, Illinois

Job Type: Not Specified


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.

As a Full Stack Engineer, youllbuild and release reliable software systems at scale. By partnering with enterprise-wide) teams, you’ll develop and maintain full stack solutions that fit our business needs. You’ll use your holistic view of all products (and their interactions) to design elegant solutions and strategize the future state of our larger technical ecosystem. By independently innovating and advocating for best practices, you’ll solve complex problems and guide the team on implementing solutions from inception to production.


  • Completes most features and user stories including test cases and automation unattended

  • Learns more complex software engineering practices such as domain driven design, test driven development, operations, and security

  • Contributes to agile ceremonies, leads demos and presentations, helps new engineers learn established norms, and participates in technology communities

  • Participates in system design decisions and learns how these decisions impact the product as a whole

  • Learns to support production systems and understands how observed events and failures impact the product

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelors – Computer Scienceor related

  • 6+ Years --Information Technology, (Software) Engineering, or related

  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of proficient on the Dreyfus engineering scale

Preferred Qualifications

Technical Skills:

  • Java

  • React

  • HTML

  • CSS

  • AJAX

  • JavaScript

  • JQuery


  • ASP.Net, .Net framework version 4

  • C#

  • SQL Server (T-SQL),

  • TDD, BDD

  • Pair Programming

  • .Net MVC-3 and above

  • GitHub, Jenkins, Sonarqube, Nexus

  • Cloud Computing Concepts

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers and multiple levels of management

  • Ability to work independently; coordinate daily activities and tasks; handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Understanding of web platforms, design patterns, and secure web coding standards

  • Self-motivated with a high level of initiative

  • Knowledge of development and migration processes

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data

  • Ability to write and maintain application documentation

External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.

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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.