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 

Director, Application Development

About Discover

Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation’s leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories.

Discover’s vision is to be the leading direct bank and payments partner and its mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future.

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 which 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.

Description:

Under the direction of the VP, Application Development for UK Payments Technology, the Director of Application Development plans, directs, and coordinates activities in such fields as data processing, information systems, systems architecture, and application development.

Responsibilities:

  • Directs daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.

  • Represents Discover at technical meetups, external conferences and mentor junior engineers and architects.

  • Meets with department heads, managers, supervisors, vendors, and others, to solicit cooperation and resolve problems.

  • Reviews project plans to plan and coordinate project activity.

  • Assigns and reviews the work of systems analysts, programmers, and other computer-related workers.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, information technology or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 8+ years of experience leading application development, computer systems, infrastructure, technology.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

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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.

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