Authentication Services Lead Platform Engineer (Active Directory, SSO, AWS)

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Closing date
Dec 13, 2023

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

Authentication Services Lead Platform Engineer (Active Directory, SSO, AWS)

Do you want to work for a tech company that writes its own code, develops its own software, and builds its own products? We experiment and innovate leveraging the latest technologies, engineer breakthrough customer experiences, and bring simplicity and humanity to banking. We make a difference for 65 million customers.

At Capital One, you'll be part of a group of makers, breakers, doers, and disruptors, who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs. Do you possess an innate desire to learn and work on new and exciting technology and design solutions as it relates to identity and directory services today and into the future? If so, then this opportunity might be for you. We want you to be curious and ask "what if?"

Do you have experience with:
  • AWS Cloud Infrastructure management
  • Microsoft's Active Directory
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)/MFA - Ping, Okta, or similar platform
  • Azure Active Directory
  • AWS Directory Services
  • Microsoft AD on AWS
  • Google Cloud Directory
  • Similar LDAP or cloud vendor based platform

Capital One is looking for an experienced Authentication Services Lead Platform Engineer to help drive the enterprise directory strategy forward for the Identity and Access Management organization. As a member of the Authentication Services Platform team within Authentication Services, you will be responsible for developing, engineering, deploying and supporting comprehensive solutions. The Authentication Services Lead Platform Engineer will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for the automation of tasks, processes, or entire solutions. This role is also responsible for leading and driving initiatives as well as identifying any opportunities for improvement in the environment.

Candidates for this role should have expert level knowledge and experience with complex enterprise level Active Directory environments, other enterprise LDAP platforms, Single Sign On (SSO)/MFA, and AWS Cloud Infrastructure management. Candidates should be passionate about delivering a highly secure and stable environment with an eye for continuous improvement. The individual should have experience with integrating new and emerging technologies into an enterprise environment and welcome the opportunity to work on cloud based platforms from AWS, Microsoft, and Google.

  • Analyze, design, and support a highly complex, enterprise level Active Directory and Single Sign On services in a hybrid on-premise and cloud hosted environment.
  • Manage enterprise identity cloud directories including Microsoft Azure AD, AWS Microsoft AD, and Google Cloud Domain Directory.
  • Manage enterprise cloud infrastructures in AWS, Azure, and Google cloud platforms
  • Translate business needs into workable technology solutions that meet the needs of internal customers.
  • Participate in or lead troubleshooting and incident resolution of complex, high severity incidents
  • Develop automated solutions using scripts, pipelines, and cloud based server-less computing platforms
  • Develop detailed architecture, standards, design, and implementation documentation
  • Analyze the current Authentication Services environment to identify both technical and operational opportunities and develop continuous improvement action plans.
  • Participate in disaster recovery, capacity planning, performance monitoring and maintenance to ensure high availability.

Basic Qualifications
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification
  • At least 6 years of experience with Active Directory
  • At least 6 years of experience with engineering, operational support, and implementation of identity and directory services
  • At least 6 years of experience with Windows security, delegation of permissions, and group policy management
  • At least 6 years of experience with AWS Cloud Infrastructure management

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 7+ years of experience supporting Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Active Directory Certificate Services
  • 7+ years of experience supporting Active Directory in a cloud hosted environment with AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform
  • 7+ years of experience with cloud-based directories Microsoft Azure, AWS Microsoft AD, and Google Cloud Domain Directory
  • 7+ years of experience developing complex scripts in PowerShell, VBScript, YAML, Python or other languages to develop automated solutions
  • 7+ years of experience with Microsoft Identity Manager in an enterprise environment
  • 7+ years of experience developing Infrastructure as Code in cloud hosted environments using Terraform, CloudFormation, or Azure Resource Manager

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 Lead Platform Engineer

San Francisco, California (Hybrid On-Site): $169,700 - $193,700 for Lead Platform Engineer

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.

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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).


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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