Application Engineer (Software Development Engineer in Test/Backend)



Software Engineering · Full-time
Riverwoods, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 2, 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

As an Application Engineer (Automation/Quality), you will analyze, design, and deploy test automation capabilities and automated test suites.  You will be part of a team responsible for regression test suites for Discover Bank’s award-winning deposit products.  We are currently partially automated but are working towards total test automation in integration pipelines and empowering development teams to own the quality of their apps.


  • Design and execute test strategy and test cases/suites
  • Ensure the content and structure of all testing documents/artifacts are documented and maintained
  • Adapt test plans and compensate as needed to adjust to evolving conditions
  • Ensure integrity of automated test suites and enhance as needed
  • Promote a 'shift-left' approach to testing, enabling teams with automation capabilities
  • Achieve team commitments (and influence others to do the same) by using informal leadership and highly developed communication skills


  • Bachelors – Computer Science or related

  • 3+ Years – Information Technology, (Software) Engineering, or related

  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of competent on the Dreyfus engineering scale

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with test automation tools and frameworks - Selenium, Squish, UFT, Cucumber, Rest Assured/Karate (API), Gherkin, Behavior Driven Development (BDD)
  • Hands-on experience with a object oriented programming languages but Java is preferred
  • Hands-on experience in writing Oracle/SQL queries for test data automation
  • Experience in building and maintaining data driven test automation frameworks
  • Able to research and analyze open-source libraries and provide solutions for test automation challenges
  • Experience with test and user story management tools - JIRA and HP ALM
  • Expert in working with Jenkins and GitHub
  • Experience in usability and batch testing
  • Any experience with Service Virtualization - Wire Mock / Hoverfly is a huge plus.

External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.

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.

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in consideration for a career at Discover.


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)

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