Sr. Director of Software Engineering

Capital One
Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 21, 2022
Jun 08, 2022
Full Time
314 Main Street (21020), United States of America, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sr. Director of Software Engineering

Are you excited by the challenge of solving large-scale FinTech problems through innovative engineering and product management? Do you enjoy solving complex challenges with open source technologies in a fast-paced, collaborative, and creative environment? Are you obsessed about building robust, highly scalable, available enterprise grade platforms that are the heartbeat for delivering high quality products? At the same time have a great feel for a seamless engaging customer experience? You're at the right place!

We're looking for an influential engineering leader to provide strategic direction on initiatives with significant impact to the Finance organization. This role provides a considerable opportunity for ingenuity, as this individual will work as a key leader to re-imagine our core Treasury, Analytics, and financial data environment. The leader will be responsible for driving the technology strategy, gaining alignment with the business and peer technology organizations, and leading solution delivery.

The leader will need to set a high bar when it comes to running a well managed software engineering and operations team. They will ensure their teams are exceeding Capital One enterprise and industry standards for well built software. They will also make sure that their team is running a closely managed operations space while supporting critical business processes in a - you build it, you own it environment.

What you will bring to the position:
  • A proven passion for building, leading and growing high performing teams in the development and rapid delivery of next-generation digital platform and products
  • A servant leader mentality and a history of creating an inclusive environment, fostering diverse views and approaches from the team, and coaching and mentoring them to thrive in a dynamic workplace
  • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology and open source products
  • A real passion for building highly resilient, scalable and available platforms, rich reusable foundational capabilities and seamless developer experience while focusing on strategic vision and technology roadmap delivery in an MVP / iterative fast paced approach.
  • Ability to collaborate with various partners in the tech, product, design and business ecosystem
  • The ability to seed and extend innovation into the greater organization to develop key talent, consistent with that of a leading technology company
  • Innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment
  • Ability to provide a logical framework to support conclusions and ideas.
  • Great attitude, team player and energy amplifier. Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and technologies
  • Understanding of ways to lead a team developing in an Agile environment

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to a dynamic team throughout the software development life cycle in support of various Finance needs
  • Collaborate with architects, other teams, product owners, and software engineers to drive implementation of robust capabilities and experiences.
  • Influence with a strong positive attitude: driving consensus across cross functional leaders and teams
  • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality / time to market imperatives
  • Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best application engineering talent.
  • Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in ways such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers, thereby building strong partnerships, consensus and alignment.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 9 years of experience in software engineering
  • At least 7 years of people management experience
  • At least 3 years of experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • 15+ years of experience managing software engineering teams
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience for finance, risk management, or audit applications
  • 8+ years of experience in Agile practices
  • 5+ years of experience working with COTS products
  • 3+ years of experience working with Amazon Web Services
  • 3+ years of experience with microservices based architecture and streaming technologies

Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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