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Discover Principal Application Engineer in Farnborough, United Kingdom

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.

The Principal Application Engineer uses a vast repertoire of experience delivering high impact software solutions to work intuitively. This Engineer role knows where to look if something breaks and is key in solving challenges quickly. Principal Application Engineers are skilled in (re)design and spend more time documenting than coding. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.


  • Creates solutions addressing high impact technology and business priorities

  • Competent in multiple contexts, including programming languages, security, automation, testing, and business domains and is the go-to person for many people (inside and outside of their team)

  • Participates in strategic technology decisions and learns how these decisions impact Discover as a whole

  • Proactively identifies and mitigates issues based on intuition and experience in multiple domains

  • Coaches' technology communities at Discover

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

  • Bachelors – Computer Science or related

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

Preferred Qualifications

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • Experience building Java based applications

  • Experience with consuming and producing REST APIs

  • Experience working in a highly complex and scaled global technology organization

  • Time spent working for an organization in financial services, specifically payment services

  • Experience as part of an Agile engineering or development team

  • Strong understanding of object-oriented principles with an ability to write clean code

  • Experience working with a relational database

  • Strong experience with CI/CD pipelines, Jenkins preferred

  • Proven skills in high availability and scalability design, as well as performance monitoring

  • Experience with relational databases such as Oracle or MariaDB

  • Experience developing containerized applications, for example Kubernetes

  • Experience in working in a cloud environment such as AWS

  • Understanding of messaging systems like Rabbit MQ

  • Understanding of how to build secure applications

  • Understanding of software testing principles and methodologies

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) (;!!MjXRb4uW6x5k!ABIVgRw0WsyX2wfQC-pKxK3V9X4h1NBUGgjO7EM8PTvp5MNRgpEuVC_jVk0fcn_ISAZjmwkbLuUIrj8mFedCBkyz$)

Application Deadline:

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Feb-17-2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.