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Discover Financial Services
Farnborough, South East England, United Kingdom (hybrid)
30+ days ago
Discover Financial Services
Farnborough, South East England, United Kingdom (on-site)
30+ days ago
Discover Financial Services
Farnborough, South East England, United Kingdom (hybrid)
30+ days ago


Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative 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 

Responsible for leading the charge to drive technology strategy and technical capabilities for an Application ecosystem. Leverage deep understanding of business processes and technical building blocks to design application architecture that balances business and customer needs with technical non-functional requirements for resiliency, security and efficiency. Partners with application engineers to ensure the application ecosystem is engineered according to architecture vision and continuously evolve the architecture and application to meet changing customer and business needs.


· Supporting the definition and implementation of Enterprise-wide IaC, CICD and DevOps patterns based on industry best practice

· Supporting the definition of roadmaps for common pipeline shared libraries

and curating their development

· Working with product engineering teams to support the implementation of

team level DevOps roadmaps

· Driving the migration from physical/virtual servers to a cloud-based environment

· Contributing to the maintenance and delivery of the feature backlog for the

DevOps Centre of Excellence

· Defining and delivering automated solutions for monitoring and dashboarding

· Working with Systems Architects and Development Leads to ensure software

solutions are cloud-ready

· Working with Enterprise infrastructure teams to determine direction of new

DevOps tooling and plan rollouts


Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelors – Computer Science or related

  • Extensive Software Development, Software Engineering, Technical Architecture or related

  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of proficient on the Dreyfus architecture scale

Preferred Qualifications

· A proven background in software delivery automation

· Experience of software-at-scale in the cloud

· Experience of Java development and architecture patterns

· Knowledge of containerisation platforms and container orhestration tooling

like Helm and Docker

· CICD Pipeline Automation using Jenkins DSL (scripted or declarative)

· Experience of Asset Repositories e.g., Nexus/Artifactory

· Experience of DevSecOps tooling like NexusIQ, SonarQube, Contrast

· Exposure to a flavour of Git, including common branching strategies, version control solutions and repository housekeeping

· Linux

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)

Job Information

  • Job ID: 68106352
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Farnborough, South East England, United Kingdom
  • Company Name For Job: Discover Financial Services
  • Position Title: Principal Application Architect
  • Job Function: Information Technology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Degree
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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