Principal Cybersecurity Engineer : Platform Development

at Discover
Published May 2, 2022
Location Riverwoods, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


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. 

SIIRT Platform Development is seeking passionate and driven engineers to join our team.  Our specialized group of individuals is charged with engineering solutions to form the backbone of our Cybersecurity Operations and Incident Response organizations.

Our mission is to provide Discover's Cybersecurity teams with highly-performant, elegant and resilient solutions which enable machine data transmission, correlation, reporting and analysis.  As a Security Platform Engineer on our team, you will be building and maintaining the foundational capabilities which galvanizes our defensive Cybersecurity posture.



  • Acts as the principal advisor to upper management in Cybersecurity matters. Ensures security improvement designs are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required. Performs cyber defense incident triage, to include determining scope, urgency, and potential impact; identifying the specific vulnerability 

  • Certifies that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed using the Cybersecurity engineering approach and are consistent with organization-level cybersecurity architecture 

  • Explores and assesses the latest technology trends, disruptions and security/IT service business models to ensure Business Technology maintains, and improves, organization cyber competitive edge 

  • Works closely with management to define and promote the strategic direction of the team. Provides strong leadership and direction to team members. Provides subject matter expertise across all Cybersecurity technologies 

  • Creates and maintains Cybersecurity technology roadmap. Ensures compliance to audit, regulatory and legal requirements. Makes recommendations that enable expeditious remediation 

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with peers and internal business partners, and external vendors 

  • Oversees project implementation to ensure successful solution delivery 

  • Researches, engineers and integrates new Cybersecurity solutions. Applies service oriented security architecture principles to meet organization's confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements 

Minimum Qualifications 

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

  • Bachelors – Computer Science or related 

  • 6+ years – Information Security, Application Security, Security Engineering or related 

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

Preferred Qualifications 

Bonus Points If You Have: 

  • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to lead small-to-medium scale team initiatives

  • Mastery of programming languages and concepts (Python, Javascript, SPL, etc.)

  • Knowledge of common security threats, attack vectors, vulnerabilities and exploits

  • Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor junior team members from a technical perspective

  • Advanced level of knowledge with big data platforms (Splunk, Hadoop, Elastic stack, etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to design and deploy elegant solutions and tooling with minimal oversight

  • Advanced level of knowledge with automating workloads (Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, Terraform, etc.)

  • Advanced level of knowledge with the maintenance and deployment of workloads on Cloud Infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)


External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview. 

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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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