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Discover Manager Application Engineering (Full Stack) in Riverwoods, Illinois

Manager Application Engineering (Full Stack)

Remote Eligible


In-Office: Riverwoods, Illinois

About This Role

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Ourcollaborative 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:

Have you ever wondered what’s behind Discover Card’s award-winning customer experience? Our Card Portfolio group owns dozens of cardmember experiences, from setting up your account on Discover.com for the first time to adding your Discover Card to your phone (and much more). This group is committed to building new and more efficient ways for our Cardmembers to use our products.

This is where you come in. We need a hands-on technical leader who’s excited about making an impact. You will be responsible for the technical development and quality delivery of software engineering solutions. You will lead a team of engineers while using your technical expertise to drive vision into action and results. You will develop and coach teams to be able to identify, manage, and escalate risk, and effectively manages risk within the teams you oversee.

Major Responsibilities

  • Mentor and lead a staff of engineers in both technical and soft skills to craft a team of highly technically competent, consistent, thoughtful and customer-centric technology experts. This includes ensuring the group is adhering to principles of engineering excellence within their technical domain, applying consistency of technical execution, sharing common practices and challenges within the team and fostering a culture of excellence and continuous learning within the team.

  • Leads and utilizes highly technical skills to contribute as an engineer within a product team designing, developing code and maintaining quality technology solutions for a product or set of products including developing own subject matter expertise. Demonstrated experience in multiple software languages, modern software methods, CI/CD, cloud, and automated testing.

  • Hire, retain and lead high-functioning, diverse group of engineering professionals, establishing clear objectives and key results, developing consistent set of practices and process across the team and driving towards resolution of challenging problems. This includes all performance management aspects of leading the engineers including acquiring and providing 360 feedback and administering reviews. Manages software ownership and development from initial concept through continuous improvement.

  • Lead and shape the technical vision within their product team and be an essential member of leadership team including acting as a leader in the Discover engineering community affecting and advancing the architecture across the company and ensuring adherence to all regulatory, compliance and audit requirements. This includes defining how technical work should be done, selecting appropriate tools, defining technology, quality, experience and implementation standards and practices within own technical domain.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related

  • 6+ years Information Technology, Software Engineering or Related

Preferred if you have:

  • 2+ years People Leadership

  • Strong familiarity with design patterns

  • Experience in API Design and Domain-Driven Development

  • Experience with relational and NoSQL database technologies

  • Experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service

  • Experience with backend technologies such as Java, Spring, GraphQL



The base pay for this position generally ranges between $101,500.00 to $171,500.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.


We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

  • Recognition Program

  • Education Assistance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Family Support Programs

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Learn more at MyDiscoverBenefits.com .

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

All Discover employees place our customers at the very center of our work. To deliver on our promises to our customers, each of us contribute every day to a culture that values compliance and risk management.

Discover is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Discover is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status. (Know Your Rights)