1+ months

Lead Software Developer - P205193

Houston, TX 77002
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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 analyzing, modifying, and supporting application software. Ensures quality code is delivered through continuous integration, development, and testing. Performs technical design, coding with test automation, support, and documentation of software application modifications for one area of Payment Services.


  • Delivers technology solutions that support business goals. Partners with the product owner to understand business requirements, evaluates features, and translates application specifications into workable technical solutions.
  • Collaborate with business partners to review business requirements and provide Software development estimation
  • Follow Agile and Scaled Agile software development methodologies
  • Work with the QA group to ensure that code meets functional Test requirements
  • Software application third line production support including out of hours support on a rota basis
  • Write code and tests to meet business requirements as an active member of the scrum team
  • Provide technical clarity on story development
  • Ensure that their team delivers stories and defects to their acceptance criteria as defined
  • Work with Architects and other lead developers to understand architecture direction and contribute to the creation of high level designs
  • Maintains application software and systems. Ensures all projects and releases are appropriately tested and risks are mitigated.
  • Supports technical initiatives and provides input into best practices to team.
  • Oversees and reviews development activities of team members and contractors.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business Computer Systems, or related technical field
  • 6+ years of experience in Software Engineering or related field
  • In lieu of degree, 8+ years of experience in Software Engineering or related field

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Core Java
  • JSON processing and validation
  • Spring (some of core, integration, boot, batch and other libraries)
  • UNIX/Linux (command line and shell scripting)
  • Continuous Integration with Jenkins or similar
  • Test Driven Development
  • Design of APIs & components
  • Working in distributed teams

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-08-01 Expires: 2019-10-04

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

Why Work with Us?
You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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