Lead Software Engineer(RPA)

| North Suburbs

Discover. A more rewarding way to work.

At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

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.

An exciting opportunity awaits! The Anti-money Laundering Applications team is looking to quickly expand and build on our successful Robotic Process Automation (RPA) pilot and prepare for a larger production roll-out.

As a Lead Software Engineer / RPA Mentor for the team, this individual will be a critical part of the design and large scale roll-out of a new, enterprise-wide Robotic Process Automation (RPA) service offering. During the roll-out, you will be trained on the Blue Prism RPA platform, with the expectation that you become a certified developer. You will be tasked with mentoring and augmenting new partner teams as they on-board, helping to ensure consistency and a quick ramp up to full productivity before rolling to the next team in the boarding process. You will assist with and perform process design and analysis, provide training and consulting services to internal customers, and participate in a wide range of discussions focused on building, enhancing, and supporting our RPA capabilities. You will have the opportunity to work in an innovative and diverse environment, working together with the team and our business partners to rapidly respond to challenges in the automation environment.

The ideal candidate should have hands-on experience with process mapping, flow chart creation, and workflow concepts. Experience with Windows based graphical modeling tools like Microsoft Visio is also required. Each member of the team is expected to be nimble, responding quickly and autonomously to ambiguity or requirements changes. If you’re looking for an opportunity to help deliver strategic technical solutions quickly, then this may be the role for you!

Given the team’s role in interfacing with many areas of the organization, team members must foster good working relationships with business and IT peers to ensure the team meets its objectives. All members of the team should possess good organization skills with the ability to exercise discretion when escalating, and be adept at creatively solving issues independently.

Responsibilities

  • Planning / Configuring / Testing (70%)

    • Interface directly with internal clients on a daily basis, mentoring and assisting with the ramp-up to full productivity
    • Work closely with business technology / developers to determine the feasibility of automation
    • Configure the workflow based on the detailed business requirements utilizing the RPA software

    Post-production Support (20%)

    • Assist with the deployment of the automated process into production, as needed
    • Conduct post-implementation validation to ensure the bot is performing as intended, while teaching partner teams how to do the same

    Other (10%)

    • Mentor enterprise on RPA best practices, capture standards, create templates
    • Facilitate meetings with business SMEs and business technology as needed
    • Provide regular updates to management on status of RPA assignments

Skills:
Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software, Math, or Computer Science
  • 2+ years of experience in Software Engineering
    • In lieu of a degree, 4+ years of experience in Software Engineering
  • Experience with process mapping and workflow concepts
  • Experience with graphical flowchart / modeler tools like Microsoft Vision or IBM Blue Works Live
  • Strong analysis, problem solving, networking, and communication soft skills

DESIRED:

  • Experience with Robotic Process Automation platforms and concepts

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

And by the way, while you’re waiting to hear from us, don’t forget to check out the great benefits Discover offers.

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.

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Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

An Insider's view of Discover Financial Services

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The cool thing about working at Discover is the wonderful collaborative environment we have and all the smart, talented and fun people we work with every day to continuously work on innovations.

Hiba

AWS Cloud Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

I enjoy working at Discover because I get to work with and collaborate with talented people who are passionate about what they do, and together we get to help others. We work constructively and cross-functionally to provide the best and newest products for our users and provide exceptional support for our customers!

Mandy

Project Manager, Advanced Analytics Platform

How does the company support your career growth?

There are two reasons I enjoy working at Discover. First, I enjoy the challenging and meaningful work. Second, my career path at Discover is mine to shape. My managers have supported me when I wanted to learn more and move within the company.

George

Senior Manager, Software Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

My vision of the company is that we create rewarding experiences in lives of our customers every day through analytics.

Kumar

SVP, CDO Advanced Analytics Platforms

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

Brent

Director, Digital Analytics

What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
Company Outings
Game Room
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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