Senior Director, Software Engineering

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Nov 14, 2021
Dec 14, 2021
Full Time
7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Director, Software Engineering

Senior Director, Software Engineering

As Senior Director of Software Engineering for the Enterprise Products and Platforms team at Capital One, you and your team will lay the groundwork to develop stellar experiences today, and support future experiences we haven't yet dreamt up.

We believe in arming the business with a strong architectural foundation that leaves them empowered to innovate and create incredible customer experiences. We partner to solve business and technology problems that move us all forward. We strive to be a reliable and productive partner today, and an innovative trailblazer for tomorrow.

In this role, you will provide the technology leadership for the Platform Services Center of Excellence. Our team motto is "Build the right things, and build them right." Your teams will be working across the entire enterprise to ensure that our APIs and Streams are created in a manner that is consistent with a major financial institution and a technology company.

You must be able to provide career coaching and support for team members to develop their technical, business, and professional skills. You'll be able to identify and remove impediments, while successfully driving towards key initiatives. Building and maintaining strong relationships and earning and maintaining confidence with both customers and business leaders are critically important responsibilities for this role.

What you will need to bring for this position:
  • Experience developing, organizing and governing APIs / streams in an enterprise environment
  • Passion for and expertise in how great architectural design accelerates innovation across apps, devices, and people
  • Demonstrated ability to balance organizational risk appetite with innovation need
  • Demonstrated history of cross-company, cross-discipline consensus building and influence
  • A passion for an proven track record of working across organizations to build consensus and drive progress
  • A detailed understanding of tools, trends, and patterns within the software architecture community, particularly with APIs
  • Clear and concise communication across all levels and technical depths

  • Evolve a program of identifying, promoting, and maturing sustainable architectural patterns at Capital One, primarily on APIs
  • Evangelize necessity of better design practices throughout architectural lifecycle management
  • Demonstrate thought leadership both internally and externally
  • Monitor competitors and industry to position strategy, anticipate market dynamics, and ensure resilient, long-lived practices
  • Provide clear, actionable program advice to internal developer community
  • Identify necessary product, tooling, and resourcing needs
  • Access business drivers and apply them to appropriate architectural recommendation
  • Reconcile disparate approaches across differing groups
  • Revisit and refine ecosystem success metrics
  • Work with team experts to develop training materials, training sessions, and training programs
  • Coach and develop team members into fulfilling and career-defining work

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 9 years' experience in software engineering development
  • At least 7 years' experience building and leading engineering teams

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 15+ years' experience in software development
  • 8+ years' experience in Agile practices
  • 8+ years' experience building software in an enterprise environment
  • 3+ years' experience with Amazon Web Services

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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