Expert Application Engineer (CI & CD / Java)



Riverwoods, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2023

About This Role

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

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.

As the Expert Application Engineer (Trident Engineer) for the Enterprise CI & CD Pipeline team you will drive how Discover uses CI & CD to deliver applications to production in an agile fashion. The Trident Core team is tasked with the creation of an enterprise grade Continuous Delivery pipeline using multiple industry standard CICD tools that can deliver to legacy and cloud platforms iteratively without compromising on quality or security.


  • Tech Anchor/Lead for the team
  • This role requires working with engineering and software delivery teams, and subject matter experts to understand pipeline requirements and communicate newly curated patterns
  • Participate in architecture discussion
  • Collaborate with internal agile teams and product owners to help ensure end-to-end quality
  • Enable DevOps by moving code from Dev/ Test to Staging, canary, performance, and Production
  • On-board, train and support developers from source control, through build automation, merge resolution, CI, test automation, deployment based on tools usage and policies, standards
  • Build code delivery pipelines that bake in quality and security and automate everything that can be done around software delivery
  • Add robust monitoring, Alerting, and logging, and automating triage activities as much as possible
  • Help project teams build applications that are reliable and meet performance metrics
  • Bring a software engineering mindset to infrastructure creation and management, while applying the best operational views to ensure security, scalability, and compliance
  • Develop policies, standards, guidelines, governance, and related guidance for both CI/CD operations and for work of developers.
  • On-board, train and support developers from source control, through build automation, merge resolution, CI, test automation, deployment based on tools usage and policies, standards
  • Troubleshoot issues along the CI/CD pipeline and suggest necessary improvements by doing automation or by creating self-service documents
  • Research new technology opportunities and how they can be used to add technical capabilities at Discover
  • Drives strategic technology decisions based on collaboration with a board field of experts outside of Discover
  • Contributes to the external image of Discover Technology as a desired workplace to learn technology best practices
  • Recognized outside of Discover as a thought leader and participates in internal and external communities
  • Shapes learning paths for Discover engineers by bringing what they learn back to Discover so everyone can benefit from their experiences

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelors – Computer Science or related
  • 8+ Years – Information Technology, (Software) Engineering, or related
  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of expert on the Dreyfus engineering scale

Preferred Qualifications

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • 8+ years of experience in the job offered or related occupation: developing and releasing infrastructure as a code with DevOps methodology for automation; working with Docker and Kubernetes to create highly available and scalable CI/CD solutions; utilizing and upgrading tools, including Jenkins, GitHub, Nexus, and SonarQube; and providing technical direction in design, implementation, and maintenance of CI/CD platform components.
  • Skill Language: Java , Groovy , React, docker, Node, knowledge in OpenShift and Kubernetes

External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.

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)

Discover is an equal opportunity employer.
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