1+ months

Principal Analyst - P202012_S1

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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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 leading several high-value and critical analytics projects simultaneously from concept to implementation. Coaches and guides junior analysts to develop robust analytics solutions (models, strategies, analyses, and/or analytical reports). Performs research and builds new analytical capabilities by leading the adoption of new tools, methodologies, and best practices to improve team productivity.


  • Responsible for leading several high-value and critical analytics projects simultaneously. Responsible for designing analytical frameworks, creation of analytics roadmaps, and planning and scoping complex analytics projects. Removes ambiguity and brings structure to complex projects and new analytics initiatives by providing direction and analytics thought leadership. Influences the organizational data roadmap and creates best practices for simulations, general analyses, modeling, strategy design, and testing to achieve organizational goals.
  • Partners with business and process owners on analytics projects from concept to delivery. Implements models and develops strategies in partnership with business. Drives excellence in value measurement by looking at value drivers holistically and partners with business and process owners to define success measures and value measurement methodology. Provides input and consultation to business partners on various statistical, technical, data, or business issues.
  • Develops comprehensive cost-benefit analyses to capture financial and other impacts of initiatives. Presents the results of analyses and strategy recommendations to senior leadership and business partners.
  • Coaches and guides junior analysts on statistical concepts, machine learning, analytical tools, and methodology.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Master's Degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance, or related Technical/Quantitative field
  • 4+ years of experience in Quantitative, Analytics, Data Science, or Technical field
  • In lieu of a Master's Degree, 6+ years of experience in Quantitative, Analytics, Data Science, Technical field with a Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 6+ years of experience in Quantitative, Analytics, Data Science, Technical field


Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-06-30 Expires: 2019-09-05

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

Why Work with Us?
You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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