Director of Software Engineering - HR Technology

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Nov 08, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time
7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director of Software Engineering - HR Technology

We are seeking a Director of Software Engineering to work in our Human Resources Technology space and who will be specifically focusing on tech around our compensation, benefits, total rewards, and recognition awards systems. This individual will also be responsible for the software and platforms used in our performance and talent management activities. Moreover, this individual will deliver and operate large, complex information security operations programs in the areas of risk management, vulnerabilities, and data loss prevention. Will also:
  • Lead teams to support business growth, services goals and is accountable for the day-to-day work of managers and/or Senior Professionals or virtual teams.
  • Communicate strategies across IT teams and foster collaboration in IT and business areas.
  • Build strong relationships with HR business partners to meet compliance and security regulations.

Additionally this individual will build technology solutions that will assist the organization on its continued journey in the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging space.

This leader will be responsible for full stack engineering teams as well as owning some vendor applications including integration and customization. Success in the role requires an innovative mind, strong people leadership skills, a proven track record of delivering next generation software and data products, rigorous analytical skills, and a passion for creating market-leading software.

At Capital One, diversity, inclusion and belonging are valued at our core. We empower our associates to do great work by creating an inclusive culture - we call this our Culture of Belonging, and it rests at the heart of our Diversity, and Inclusion & Belonging (DIB) efforts. As this role will serve as a member of our leadership team, and will be responsible for coaching and mentoring our engineers, it is of paramount importance this individual values diverse perspectives, fosters collaboration and encourages innovative ideas - and can create a place where associates of all backgrounds can thrive by bringing their most authentic selves to work.

Our Directors Are:
  • Engineers or Technologists: Strong engineering and technology background with the ability to learn quickly and go deep into our product and engineering solutions - will have a DevOps mindset
  • Effective Communicators: Excellent listener; proven collaborator with senior leaders, peers and staff
  • Partnership Attitude: Have the competencies to build very strong partnerships with other technology leaders that enable your team's ability to stay on the leading edge of industry solutions
  • Curious: Hands-on, "roll up your sleeves" collaborative style of working
  • Passionate: Bring energy and enthusiasm to the job and organization
  • Bold: History of taking smart, calculated risks and aggressively leading through change
  • Achievers: Consistently attain/exceed individual and team goals
  • Passionate leaders with focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging

You will:
  • Lead, manage, and grow/develop direct reports and multiple teams of product focused software & data engineers
  • Embrace and incubate emerging technology and open source products across all platforms
  • Work to modernize our existing tech stacks and data platforms
  • Collaborate with internal teams to find areas of opportunities for automation and machine learning
  • Partner with architects, product owners, data professionals, and software & data engineers to drive the implementation of new applications
  • Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across full-stack development tools and technologies.
  • Lead efforts to deploy new and existing applications into AWS environments and provide operational support for the applications.
  • Conduct design and code review to ensure compliance with standards
  • Manage large, complex, tech programs by leading teams to deliver, enhance, and operate solutions and drive integration.
  • Provide director level technical consulting to both partners and IT development, support, and operations teams.
  • Develop operational support processes to ensure tracking service level agreements, assessing security risks and maintaining, testing and auditing existing systems. Ensure compliance to corporate policies and standards.
  • Manage budget forecasts and capital and operational expenditures

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 7 years of experience in software or data engineering
  • At least 7 years of experience in information technology systems and infrastructure
  • At least 5 years of experience managing software or data engineering teams

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science
  • 10+ years of experience in software or data engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in information technology systems and infrastructure
  • 7+ years of experience managing software and data engineering teams
  • 5+ years of experience with AWS

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

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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