Bannockburn, IL 60015, USA
Discover Financial Services (DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, Americas cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nations leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 190 countries and territories. Discover’s vision is to be the leading direct bank and payments partner and its mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more so they achieve a brighter financial future. 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 which 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. Technology and People First Approach: Discover has embarked on an exciting technology journey to be one of “best in class”. Our culture places its people and customers first and embraces a “we succeed together” mentality. As part of our newly formed, Technology Capabilities and Innovation organization, we are seeking a Director, Discover Learning Experience to continue to drive change across the technology function. In this role you will lead Discover’s Technology Learning initiatives by creating tailored criteria to help our engineers hone their craft and culture aimed at accelerating their ability to impact their work and career. The Discover Learning Experience is a combination of digital and physical “Dojo’s” where engineering teams combine education and day-to-day activities in immersive learning paths. You will have the opportunity to work across Discover to establish engineering eminence programs such as Discover badges, external accreditations, participating in external open source communities, and speaking at technology conference. As a leader, you will have a strong engineering mindset, a passion for innovation, and the ability to build strong partnerships at all levels across our enterprise. We are looking for individuals to leverage Agile methodology and eliminate redundancies that will allows our teams to strive for excellence. Description: The Director, Technology Learning Experience will have oversight for setting goals for the team, hiring engineers, prioritizing projects and having a deep knowledge of technology and ecosystem trends. This leader will be actively involved in developing new products, identifying requirements, mentoring engineers and setting timelines and proposing different ways of thinking about technology and ecosystems to deliver value. The successful individual will be responsible for bringing the future vision of technology at Discover to life today. Future-focused, this leader will think about possibilities all things people-related and have a strong bias for action. This individual will translate high-level concepts to our Executive Committee and immediately jump into the details helping to execute strategy and drive accountability across a highly matrixed organization. In addition, the Director will ensure the success of the upcoming Discover Technology Academy, a world-class in-house technical university for engineers, by engineers that will help to propel Discover forward and achieve our ambitious tech transformation goals. Responsibilities: Sets and Implements best practice engineering methods. Provides technical guidance, methods, standards and innovation to engineering teams and top management across Discover. Oversees development/advocacy teams and their projects, monitor reliability and performance of all internal systems to suggest improvements and ensure compliance with security regulations. Supports established organizational objectives by developing goals and strategies. Presenting budgets and plans, finding and implementing ways to improve cost-efficiency. Maintains good relationships with internal and external stakeholder, skilled in working by influence. Clear understating of technology, development practices, and ecosystem and business trends with a practical approach to driving innovation. Skills Required: Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree preferred. 10 years of experience in leadership development, adult education, business or a related field. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.