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Lead Cloud Engineer- Data
  • Job ID: P211287
  • Functional Area: Information Technology
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Requisition Shift:

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.

Responsible for working with key stakeholders to help define our on-prem and public Cloud strategy, and delivering those capabilities through modern automation tools, principles, and patterns. Responsibilities will include ''cloud-native'' platform advocacy to enhance features and improve adoption. This is a ''DevOps'' position, responsible for the full-stack engineering and support of products that support our hybrid cloud capabilities.


  • Partners with key stakeholders as a platform champion for cloud-native systems, and coaches on how to use platform capabilities effectively through appropriate venues.
  • Drives continual improvement of the IaaS product and capabilities through internal user groups and external market research.
  • Builds, delivers, and maintains modern cloud platforms that support Agile teams.
  • Collaborate/Communicate efforts and align development efforts with planned Roadmaps
  • Provide system support as part of a support rotation with other team members
  • Perform root cause analysis, alternate solution evaluation

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related field
  • 1+ years of experience in Team Lead, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in application or platform development, consulting, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Ability to visualize and document architecture/design topology
  • Understanding of tools such as Git/Chef/Ansible/Terraform/Vault/Shell
  • Understanding of CI/CD, infrastructure engineering concepts
  • General understanding/expertise with Security
  • Past experience of Cassandra, Gemfire will be a plus
  • Knowledge of emerging trends, ability to recommend solutions and define future state architecture


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.