Warner Bros. Discovery

Principal Data Architect

28 April 2024
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Deadline date:
£148000 - £204000 / year

Job 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 designing or providing inputs into the design of data platforms for the company. Provides framework for how data and data related technologies and methodologies are used across the company. Enables and support analytics initiatives and operational processes. Collaborates with cross functional teams, platform teams and Enterprise architecture to drive innovation, document and adopt standard data architecture artifacts. Ensures data architectures are designed for security and align with the company’s data governance, risk management and cybersecurity policies. Ensures that data assets are managed and flows appropriately through the enterprise and meets business needs. Actively manages and escalates risk and customer-impacting issues within the day-to-day role to management.


  • Drives key decisions around how we work with data at Discover, both within the Data organization and for the broader company, including taking ownership of the key database and data warehouse design initiatives.
  • Provides advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes.
  • Collaborates with engineers or software developers to select appropriate design solutions or ensure the compatibility of system components.
  • Advises our Data Engineering teams on best data practices and will shape the future landscape of data at Discover, including architecting the databases and data streams to power Discovers core analytic pipelines and processes.
  • Create and maintain big-picture design view of product portfolio 
  • Design and document solutions that meet the business needs.
  • Conduct feasibility analysis, product comparison, capability mapping, high level estimations
  • Apply Architecture development processes as required by the organization

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelors – Computer Science or related
  • 8+ Years – Software Development, Data Engineering, or related
  • Internal applicants only: technical proficiency rating of proficient on the Dreyfus architecture scale

Preferred Qualifications

Bonus Points If You Have:

  • Experience with designing, building and implementing Data warehouse applications
  • Experience with Ab initio, Snowflake and Terradata
  • Experience with designing, building and implementing complex reporting applications using tools such as Jaspersoft
  • Hands on experience with Architecture and designing
  • Knowledge of Micro service architecture, Hexagonal architecture pattern and Domain driven design
  • Experience with Payment networks and the Banking industry.
  • Good communication, and presentation skills

External applicants will be required to perform a technical interview.


Application Deadline:

The application window for this position is anticipated to close on May-01-2024. 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 $148,000.00 to $204,000.00. 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

Learn more at mydiscoverbenefits.com.

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 & Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision)

Discover complies with federal, state, and local laws applicable to qualified individuals with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search for a position, to complete an application, and/or to participate in an interview, please email [email protected]. Any information you provide regarding your accommodation needs will be kept confidential and will only be used to determine and provide necessary accommodation.