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Expert Enterprise Architect - AI/ML

Discover Financial Services
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Employer Sector
Technology, ICT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Artificial Intelligence

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.

In this role in the Enterprise Architecture Technology Strategy organization, you will be responsible for defining, evolving and communicating the strategy and vision for the Citizen Development program working with data scientists, cyber security and risk to introduce initiatives like Low-Code/No-Code platforms, Digital Process Automation, and AI capabilities. You will have a deep technical mindset, be a leader that can evaluate business requirements, emerging technologies to form a complete strategy, reference/solution architectures, as well as a governance model. You will be leading a small group of high performing Product Area Architects.

As an enterprise architect, you'll work to ensure architecture cohesiveness and drive alignment to both business and technology objectives for initiatives that span multiple product areas and/or LOBs. You'll have a broad view of products, technologies, processes, and data and how they should work together to deliver business value. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.


  • Partners with business and IT leadership along with product area architects regularly understand key business initiatives to ensure product area target architectures are aligned with enterprise architecture and industry strategies
  • Provides insights and recommendations to Executive Committee on strategic architectural opportunities
  • Consult on candidate architectures produced by product areas. Assists and guides product areas through the governance process
  • Leads and/or contributes to architectures that span across product areas and/or LOBs
  • Ensures other Enterprise Architects, Domain Architects, and Infrastructure Architects are engaged and strategies are incorporated into target product area architectures
  • Provides conduit for feedback loop between technology enablers (e.g., EAIS, Security, Data) and Value Streams
  • Promotes consistent architecture practices across the architecture community. Stays current with industry architectures and best practices and influence enterprise technology strategy and initiatives

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelors - Computer Science or related
  • 10+ Years - Software Development, Software Engineering, Technical Architecture or Related
  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of expert on the Dreyfus architecture scale

Preferred Qualifications

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • 10+ years of IT experience with solutions architectures, including Cloud, Digital Transformation, Machine Learning and Big Data
  • 5+ years of experience in Cloud solutions (IaaS/PaaS/Big Data and Analytics) Strategy and Implementation
  • Experience designing and implementing highly available, scalable and high-performance distributed systems.
  • Experience with Generative AI, including exposure to foundational models, prompt engineering, tuning.
  • Understanding of model lifecycle management, including development, deployment, observation and governance
  • Familiarity with Generative AI technologies like Watsonx, Sagemaker, Bedrock, Vertex AI, ChatGPT, PaLM, CoPilot
  • Knowledge of NLP and Chatbot technology use cases or projects
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Keep up to date with new technology trends and innovations.

External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.

Application Deadline:

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on Dec-23-2023. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The posting may be available past this date, but it is not guaranteed.


The base pay for this position generally ranges between $171,000.00 to $235,800.00. Additional incentives may be provided as part of a market competitive total compensation package. Factors, such as but not limited to, geographical location, relevant experience, education, and skill level may impact the pay for this position.


We also offer a range of benefits and programs based on eligibility. These benefits include:

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Health Savings Account

  • STD, Life, LTD and AD&D

  • Recognition Program

  • Education Assistance

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Family Support Programs

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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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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