Principal Data Science (Python Developer)

at Discover
Location Riverwoods, IL
Date Posted November 24, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

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.

Responsible for working closely with management to execute analytical initiatives. Responsible for providing thought leadership & strategic thinking to solve business problems by leveraging techniques such as segmentation, optimization, advanced analytics and machine learning. This position will closely monitor performance metrics and KPIs to ensure goals are met and course correct as necessary.

Responsible for working closely with management to develop python application in order to automate and improve efficiency of business processes. Responsible for providing thought leadership & strategic thinking to solve business problems by writing scalable codes and developing back-end and front-end components. This position will closely monitor performance metrics and KPIs to ensure goals are met and course correct as necessary

Responsibilities

  • Provides thought leadership & strategic thinking to translate business problem into analytical framework(s), and independently recommend actions and provide business insights. Operates as a subject matter expert on statistical analysis, test and design of experiment, analysis methodology, modeling & application, and financial impact analysis.
  • Operates as subject matter expert on developing web applications in python using at least one popular python frameworks (Django, Flask, Pyramid)
  • Develop back-end components to automate and improve efficiency of business processes. Develops and automates reports, iteratively build and prototype dashboards to provide insights at scale, solving for analytical needs.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional partners to understand their business needs, formulate and complete end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering, analysis, ongoing scaled deliverables and presentations. Facilitate implementation of work product and ensure accuracy. Establishes and maintains effective performance tracking; identifies improvement opportunity, form hypothesis, propose, design and implement tests to drive strategy enhancement and optimization.
  • Leads the development and implementation of advanced analytics including customer segmentation, optimization, prescriptive analytics and machine learning algorithm & recommendation to solve business problems. Lead the development of Analytical capabilities with the aim of creating long-term strategic data/analytics assets for the company.
  • Delivers effective presentations of findings and recommendations to multiple levels of leadership, creating visual displays of quantitative information.
  • Develops and automates reports, iteratively build and prototype dashboards to provide insights at scale, solving for analytical needs.
  • Consistently follows standard work processes and documentation requirements. Recommends improvement to work processes to increase efficiency while maintaining quality of work. Continuously improves technical and leadership skills through training and development.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Analytics, Engineering, Statistics or related field
  • 3+ years’ work experience as a Python Developer
  • Expertise in at least one popular Python framework (like Django, Flask or Pyramid)
  • 2+ years’ experience working with front-end technologies (like JavaScript and HTML)
  • Knowledge of object-relational mapping (ORM)
  • 6+ years of experience in Credit Risk, Fraud Risk, Marketing Analytics, Optimization, Operations Analytics, Modeling/Data Science or related field

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Experience using Streamlit or Dash for developing python applications
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Analytics, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Credit Risk, Fraud Risk, Marketing Analytics, Optimization, Operations Analytics, Modeling/Data Science or related field

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.

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What are you waiting for? Apply today!

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, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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