1+ months

Senior Certification Analyst - P101644_S3

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.

Reporting to PULSE Manager of Certification, the Certification Analyst will manage a variety of complex initiatives for PULSE direct connect processors and signature debit participants. The Certification Analyst will handle customer certification testing for new and emerging products and services in the payments industry, including EMV, Secure Element, Host Card Emulation, Magnetic Stripe Induction, and In-App Purchases. Projects can be defined within multiple processing platforms and can span across multiple network gateways (i.e. Star, NYCE, Maestro, Interlink etc.) and EFT message formats (PULSE ISO 8583, Base I & II, SMS, etc). Responsible for administering host and terminal testing with clients, performing database changes to facilitate the testing, troubleshooting issues that arise both internally and at the client, and keeping logs and reports for audit purposes.

  • Performs CED database configurations in certification environment.
  • Executes test scripts with clients.
  • Troubleshoots, analyzes, and resolves complex issues for both switch operation and customer-related problems.
  • Prepares test summary reports.
  • Provides training for certification staff
  • Provides backup support for Certification Analysts and Certification Project Manager
  • Ensures database procedures are up to date and accurate

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering (or equivalent), or related field
  • 2+ years of experience in Payments, or related field
Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 1+ years of experience in Software Testing and/or Implementation, or related field
  • Chip, Token, and/or Tandem (CED) experience
  • Ability to work indepedently

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: 2019-09-12 Expires: 2019-11-10

Welcome to Discover
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