Accelerator, Manager - Elite Problem Solver (ESR)

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

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Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Accelerator, Manager - Elite Problem Solver (ESR)

At Capital One, we are Reimagining the Possibilities of what a financial institution delivers - from price searching to technology products. Doing something outside the "norm" of traditional banking products means we will face challenges not contemplated by our existing operating models.

To support our innovators, we've established The Accelerator , an internal engine of elite problem solvers to help propel our nascent businesses from inception to "ready to scale."

Through this engine, we 1) dedicate and empower senior, cross-functional leaders, 2) proactively remove administrative friction, 3) create alternative integration paths aligned to requisite levels of risk, 4) relentlessly create space for innovation, and 5) insulate broader Capital One from zero-to-one entity risks.

The Accelerator is seeking an elite problem solver to support the development and delivery of high-priority projects for a new company initiative. A strong candidate will have a proven track record of working through white space and strategic decision making, as well as rigorous organizational and analytical skills to track deliverables and measure success of this program. You will work with smart and passionate people to deliver results that have a direct impact on the company's bottom line. You will take on important and exciting responsibility from day one, working with key stakeholders across the company. We are looking for someone with a passion for building the next generation of products and services, a track record of crushing deadlines, and a hunger to imagine a new way of doing things.

Who You Are:
  • You are curious. You have natural instinct and talent that is blended with technique to effectively build relationships and foster trust.
  • You are a natural motivator with exceptional communication skills at all levels to cut through messy situations to crystallize the message beneath and help create clarity for multiple stakeholder groups
  • You easily flex from strategic, high-level views to tactical with equal attention on both to understand how all the building blocks fit into a big-picture view
  • You exhibit strong influencing skills and can effectively solve problems and drive for clear decision making - including driving relentlessly for clarity on requirements and desired outcomes
  • You are extremely organized and analytical - ready to support a program with tangible metrics quickly and with little oversight

What You'll Own:
  • You will leverage problem solving and influencing skills to deliver on high complexity project strategy and plans
  • You will focus on projects that are part of our key priorities of Capital One's senior leadership
  • You will support the planning, designing, managing, and execution of program strategy and project plans to ensure delivery in a dynamic environment
  • You will build relationships and collaborate with cross-functional key stakeholders at all levels to understand challenges and drive results
  • You will creatively solve problems and think outside of the box to help remove barriers and challenges
  • Creates executive-ready presentations and materials
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of excellent strategic problem solving, bringing the ability to quickly put structure in place to manage work in a dynamic complex environment
  • Prioritize work based on established success criteria and timeframes
  • Motivate teams to solve problems and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced, collaborative environment that's geographically dispersed
  • Support the creation of structured milestone tracking through project roadmaps, workstream planning swimlanes, or other tools
  • Work daily to structure complex problems and develop multifaceted solutions

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in project or program management
  • At least 5 years of experience supporting or working within technology

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience in Program Management
  • 2+ years of corporate management consulting experience
  • 1+ years of experience working in a cloud environment
  • 1+ years of Financial Services industry experience

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $160,200 - $182,800 for Manager, Cyber Risk & Analysis

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate's offer letter.

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.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.

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 (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable 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.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

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Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

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).


We Don’t Only Think Big Things—At Capital One, We Do Big Things.

You’re dedicated to your career. You deserve professional satisfaction and personal fulfillment. You belong at Capital One.

Here, every day brings another chance to do impactful work that matters: helping millions of customers confidently manage their money, building stronger communities and delivering truly disruptive tech. You’ll give your all alongside some of the brightest, most resilient people in the industry—and in return, you’ll enjoy the growth opportunities, support, flexibility and benefits you need for an exhilarating life both on and off the job.

Be inspired. Be yourself. That’s #LifeAtCapitalOne.

Creating a Culture of Belonging

At Capital One, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging at our core. We’re building a place of belonging—where everyone can feel seen, heard, valued and free to be their authentic selves. We want to be a place of opportunity—where associates from all backgrounds innovate for our customers and communities, and build meaningful, fulfilling careers.

We endeavor to be a welcoming and inspiring place for all. We seek and embrace diversity. And we’re committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, focused on increasing the representation of underrepresented groups, strengthening our culture of inclusion and belonging and harnessing our scale to invest in our communities.

We’re focused on three core principles to advance diversity, inclusion and belonging across Capital One:

Create a culture of belonging where everyone can thrive and innovate

Attract and develop talent from all backgrounds and experiences

Ensure our systems and programs promote fairness and equity

Get a career with more at Capital One.  Discover it for yourself today.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability or other protected status.


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