Lead Software Engineer, Backend

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Sep 09, 2023
Oct 09, 2023
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Lead Software Engineer, Backend

Do you love building and pioneering in the technology space? Do you enjoy 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 makers, breakers, doers and disruptors, who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs.

Capital One is on a journey to transform how we build software and eliminate the friction in releasing software. The goal is to elevate the developer experience while also increasing speed to market. To deliver on this goal, we need to enhance pipeline reliability and performance, build out central testing tools which will enable testing automation and automating container vulnerability refresh, and automate everything besides creative problem solving. These advancements will then allow high-quality business applications to deploy faster and with less effort as well as boost the developer experience.

We are seeking Engineers who are passionate about delighting customers, delivering high-impact results quickly, and collaborating with other smart engineers.

Why You Want This Job!

IMPACT : As part of the Developer Experience Program, this work is moving at an accelerated pace in order to support our imperative to Transform How We Build Software with Standardization and Automation across the full company.

VISIBILITY : Given this work supports a company-wide initiative, this role involves a high-level of engagement with leadership in both tech and product.

CHALLENGE : You will be challenged to problem solve and design solutions as you contribute to building the developer experience at Capital One.

GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT : You can enjoy a fast-paced and collaborative work environment where new ideas and solutions are encouraged and rewarded.

The Successful Candidate Will:
  • Be an experienced Python developer, with deep technical knowledge of AWS, DevOps and SRE practices.
  • Demonstrate strong communications proficiency, including across teams, and have experience utilizing oral and written communication skills to share and align on technical designs.
  • Demonstrate urgency, prioritization, and ownership to drive issues to completion, all while tracking towards bigger OKRs.
  • Balance strategy and tactical delivery of software solutions.

What You'll Do:
  • Lead a portfolio of diverse technology projects and a team of developers with deep experience in full stack systems to create solutions that help meet needs for the company and customers
  • 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
  • Collaborate with product managers, and deliver robust cloud-based solutions that drive powerful customer experiences
  • Utilize programming languages like Python, a variety of AWS tools and services, and Infrastructure as Code tools

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 6 years of professional software engineering experience (Internship experience does not apply)
  • At least 1 year experience with cloud computing (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 7+ years of experience in at Python
  • 2+ years of experience in the AWS Ecosystem including ECS/Fargate, Lambda, ELB, RT53, S3, Cloudwatch, Aurora, DynamoDB, RDS, Elasticache
  • 1+ years of experience in Infrastructure as Code tools such as Boto3, Terraform, CFT, Ansible
  • 2+ years of experience in DevOps tools such as Jenkins, Docker, etc.
  • 4+ years of experience in open source frameworks
  • 1+ years of people management experience
  • 2+ years of experience in Agile practices

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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For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to Careers@capitalone.com

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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