Senior Manager, Solutions Architect

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Mar 04, 2023
Mar 26, 2023
Full Time
Locations: VA - McLean, United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Manager, Solutions Architect

To be a great technology-driven company, Capital One is committed to providing outstanding products and experiences for our customers and clients. That means using the latest technology and systems to build, deploy and integrate applications that power our millions of external customers, thousands of internal workforce users, and numerous partner clients.

If you're looking for a career opportunity involving modern technology solutions while using your strong technical, analytical and leadership skills to influence and make an impact - then you're in luck!

Capital One is hiring a skilled Solutions Architect to join our exceptional team of talented technologists in People Tech. The People Tech team defines, engineers, and manages technology solutions for Capital One's HR and Corporate functions.

If this sounds like an interesting challenge for you, apply immediately to start a conversation with us!

  • Perform hands-on architecture and design for solutions used primarily to enable the success of Capital One's People Tech portfolio, including new products, features and integrations
  • Design and present architecture strategy, for assigned business domains, to Director + level business partners and technology partners
  • Understand current state solutions, identify improvements, options and tradeoffs, define target state solutions and propose investment roadmaps
  • Participate in integrated triage, solutioning and delivery of high value work for the domain
  • Clearly articulate, document and sell architectural targets and reusable patterns, implemented for the domain across internal and external stakeholders
  • Build and maintain relationships with executives, technical leaders, product owners, peer architects and other stakeholders to become a trusted advisor
  • Engage and learn about the broader Capital One enterprise ecosystem and target architectures, factoring these into solution architectures and recommendations
  • Architect highly available, resilient solutions deployed across Capital One's technology ecosystem spanning public cloud infrastructure and 3rd party-hosted implementations
  • Define integrations among internal Capital One systems and with 3rd parties, including external partner clients, through APIs, data streams, and files
  • Provide technical leadership to the design, development and implementation of cloud-native custom solutions by Software Engineers, through informed use of modern technology and alignment to architecture policies.
  • Define, structure and plan work independently, while maintaining alignment across dynamic teams and organizations

The successful candidate will:
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask, while quickly shifting context and priorities
  • Have a proven track record for leading and enabling technology, architecture and software engineering activities at enterprise scale
  • Seamlessly react to changes in priorities and new requests while maintaining existing commitments
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills
  • Exhibit mastery of facilitation and influence across teams, departments and divisions
  • Be self-motivated and display an unwavering responsibility to deliver high quality results and commitments
  • Effectively communicate and build relationships to interact, inform, influence and communicate with key stakeholders at all levels across the company
  • Possess a keen attention to detail and a passion for Architecture, Software Engineering, Technology and Customer Experience
  • Have an intellectual curiosity and interest to maintain and acquire new business, technology and architecture skills

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 6 years of experience in Software Engineering and Systems Architecture or Technology Solution design
  • At least 2 years recent experience creating solutions architectures in a public cloud (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience in software engineering
  • 5+ years of experience as a Solutions Architect, Enterprise Architect or Application Architect
  • 8+ years of experience in designing/building distributed systems, APIs, microservices, data processing, databases (relational, NoSQL, or time-series), event streaming/messaging platforms, DevOps, resilience and stability.
  • 3+ years experience in Financial Services, Human Resources or Supply Chain organizations
  • Experience to engaging, influencing and driving initiatives by partnering with technology executives
  • Experience mentoring software engineers or architects
  • One or more of the following AWS certifications : Solution Architect-Associate, Solution Architect-Professional, AWS Certified Developer-Associate

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

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

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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