Director, Software Engineering - Cloud Safety

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
May 28, 2023
Jun 26, 2023
Full Time
Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director, Software Engineering - Cloud Safety

We are seeking a Director of Software Engineering who is passionate about growing and sustaining an innovative technology organization while fostering a culture of engineering and operational excellence. This individual will be an engineering leader who enjoys solving complex business problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, inclusive, and iterative delivery environment. At Capital One, you'll be part of a big group of builders, breakers, doers and disruptors, who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs.

As a Director at Capital One, you will be responsible for working with business partners, cybersecurity teams, and AWS to identify and consult on potential risks, applying your software engineering, risk and process management and analytical skills to continuously help Cloud Safety securely launch new and existing cloud native services. You will bring an automation lens to the approach.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated risk or process management professional with excellent process improvement and communication skills. The candidate will be detail-oriented and results focused, and will have a proven record of problem solving and collaborating with others.

What You'll Do:
  • Lead a technology group of teams and developers to create solutions that help meet Cloud Security and Compliance needs for the company
  • Share your passion for staying on top of tech trends, experimenting with and learning new technologies, participating in internal & external technology communities, mentoring other members of the engineering community, and prototyping/implementing the technical solutions.
  • Be familiar with and help the team utilize programming languages like Python, YAML, OPA, Serverless (Lambda, Fargate), and a variety of AWS native tools and services.
  • Lead multiple delivery teams and coach team through their career development and performance
  • Develop the technical strategy, roadmap and vision for the platforms you own
  • Work with product managers to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios - Continuously improve software engineering practices
  • Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity
  • Drive security control requirements to ensure they are necessary, verifiable, and attainable through platforms such as Cloud Custodian and Wiz.
  • Develop and implement solutions for sustainability of security of cloud at scale
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation, evaluate new tools, and drive implementation of technology that drives values

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 7 years experience in software development
  • At least 5 years experience in people management
  • At least 2 years experience with Cloud services (AWS, GCP, or Microsoft Azure)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Certification
  • 10+ years of experience in software development
  • 9+ years of experience with cloud security controls and compliance
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in the systems development, implementation, and operations of large-scale, distributed, enterprise systems
  • 5+ years of experience in Agile practices
  • 2+ years of experience in data streaming, big data processing, data analytics and reporting

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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