Developer Profile: Anthony Cox | Expert Application Engineer

Meet Anthony Cox, open source pioneer and Reuse champion.
Discover Technology Staff
February 19, 2023

Passionate about making engineers' lives easier through reuse

As a founding member of the Discover® open source team promoting software reuse and open ways of working, Anthony's current focus is making the lives of Discover engineers better by reducing cognitive load caused by environmental and process complexity. His goal is to empower engineers to focus on things that matter to Discover customers.

In 2022, Anthony had the privilege to deliver the session OpenWorx: Open Ways of Working @ Discover at Gene Kim's renowned annual DevOps Enterprise Summit in Las Vegas. Senior Engineering Manager Priya Krishnamoorthy and Anthony spoke to a packed house full of DevOps luminaries and industry peers, all learning about how Discover has embraced the concepts of Reuse, innersource, and open-source practices in such a short period of time. The hallway conversations were impactful to learn how other companies are approaching open models.

A highlight of the events was when Gene Kim stopped by afterwards to thank Anthony and Priya for sharing their story, recognizing the third consecutive year that Discover had speakers at the conference.

What makes Anthony great at his job is his passion for Discover. He notes: "I love working at Discover because of the people and culture. Full stop. If you don't have that, leave and go find it. Discover has both in spades. It sounds corny, but from our Cash Back Bonus to 100% US-based customer service and everything in between, this company walks its talk. We truly are committed to building brighter financial futures!"

Get to know more about Anthony

What are your favorite hobbies?

Fishing is my true escape. I also like to play pool (billiards), and I'm competitive in local tournaments and leagues. This is going to sound crazy, but I actually love hanging out with my teenage daughters. I'm lucky to have two bright, beautiful, and very funny young ladies!

What is your caffeine of choice?


What's the best thing you've ever eaten?

Easy—ribeye steak cooked on a charcoal grill

Do you have a favorite movie?

I have many. The Shawshank Redemption, the Jason Bourne series, Braveheart, Enter the Dragon, The Usual Suspects, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Flags of Our Fathers, any Dirty Harry movie, any Spaghetti Western with Clint Eastwood, Hacksaw Ridge, Peter Jackson's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies...there's just a ton of them.

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