Director, Software Engineering - Cloud Productivity Engineering

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Apr 15, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director, Software Engineering - Cloud Productivity Engineering

Are you excited by the challenge of solving large-scale FinTech problems through innovative engineering and product management? Do you enjoy solving complex challenges with open source technologies in a fast-paced, collaborative, and creative environment? We're looking for an influential engineering leader to provide strategic direction on initiatives with significant bottom line impact. This role provides a considerable opportunity for ingenuity, as this individual will work as a key leader of an exceptionally talented team, to deliver cutting edge innovation at a massive scale.

We are looking for an independent thinker who makes convincing, evidence-based decisions. The ideal candidate will devise clear roadmaps to innovation and is comfortable thinking strategically and diving deep; a vanguard leader who can identify opportunities and leverage the team to translate them into live solutions, used by millions of happy customers.

What you will need to bring for this position:
  • Face the developer community at Capital One and lead strategic initiatives on "How we build and deploy software"
  • Influence at the enterprise scale with a developer community of 5,000-10,000 members
  • Experience building and leading an Agile Software Engineering organization that enables rapid development and delivery of next-generation digital products while running current systems that drive the business
  • Technical Leadership: the ability to inspire your teams to deliver extensible and high quality understanding of microservices, operating in cloud, design principles, Relational and Non Relational data stores and core software engineering skills
  • People Leadership: engaging with your teams to understand their accomplishments, impediments and creating an inclusive work culture
  • Ability to collaborate and influence business partners in developing and driving strategic technology roadmaps.
  • Ability to understand the business, processes and engage in strategy and cost benefit conversations
  • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology and open source products
  • Innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving
  • Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in ways such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers

  • Provide technical leadership to a dynamic team throughout the software development life cycle
  • Be part of and collaborate with the business leadership team, architects, and software engineers to drive implementation of new capabilities and applications
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment
  • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality and time to market imperatives
  • Lead the craftsmanship, availability, resilience, and scalability of team solutions
  • Bring a passion to stay on top of technology trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology groups, and mentor other members of the engineering community
  • Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 7 years of of experience architecting, designing, developing, and maintaining enterprise software in Java or Python
  • At least 5 years' experience in people management
  • At least 5 years' building and leading AWS and DevOps engineering teams

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • 9+ years' experience in software and devops engineering
  • 7+ years of DevOps experience with Jenkins, Docker and GitHub
  • 5+ years of experience with architectural patterns, building APIs, microservices, event streams, and high throughput systems
  • 5+ years building cloud native architectures, architecting enterprise applications on public cloud platforms and cloud ecosystems including AWS
  • 3+ years experience working with AWS tool suite including Code Deploy, Code Pipeline, IAM, Lambda, DynamoDB, Fargate, or ECS

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

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