Senior Director, Distinguished Engineer- Associate Experience Tech

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Dec 21, 2021
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Director, Distinguished Engineer- Associate Experience Tech

Distinguished Engineers are individual contributors who strive to be diverse in thought so we visualize the problem space. At Capital One, we believe diversity of thought strengthens our ability to influence, collaborate and provide the most innovative solutions across organizational boundaries. Distinguished Engineers will significantly impact our trajectory and devise clear roadmaps to deliver next generation technology solutions.
  • Deep technical experts and thought leaders that help accelerate adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices
  • Visionaries, collaborating on Capital One's toughest issues, to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of our customers and associates
  • Role models and mentors, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community
  • Evangelists, both internally and externally, helping to elevate the Distinguished Engineering community and establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities

  • Build awareness, increase knowledge and drive adoption of modern technologies, sharing consumer and engineering benefits to gain buy-in
  • Strike the right balance between lending expertise and providing an inclusive environment where others' ideas can be heard and championed; leverage expertise to grow skills in the broader Capital One team
  • Promote a culture of engineering excellence, using opportunities to reuse and innersource solutions where possible
  • Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the enterprise, at all levels of the organization
  • Operate as a trusted advisor for a specific technology, platform or capability domain, helping to shape use cases and implementation in an unified manner
  • Lead the way in creating next-generation talent for Tech, mentoring internal talent and actively recruiting external talent to bolster Capital One's Tech talent
  • Build/Define/Contribute to Strategy, technical guidelines and identify industry trends applicable to the Enterprise capabilities
  • Act as counselor to business counterparts, customers, and senior business management on requirements pertinent to the technical capability
  • Present and communicate the architecture to various partners, both technical and business, and be able to explain how architecture strategy benefits our company
  • Identify and compare alternative solutions to determine the optimal solution that will meet enterprise needs
  • Define future Enterprise architecture enhancements and evolutions phases
  • Work on unusually complicated problems/production incidents and provide solutions that are highly creative and ingenious
  • Experience in various architecture including Cloud architecture, Web-based JEE architecture, SPA architecture, Service-Oriented architecture, Enterprise Application Integration architecture
  • Broad experience and knowledge across multiple technologies such as cloud, middleware, database, infrastructure platform, security products, data product, ETL products, rule engines, and BI tools
  • Knowledge of common data architecture frameworks, principles and standards
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the following:
    • Advise external vendors, business owners, and IT groups regarding our Enterprise architecture guideline
    • Drive Enterprise Architectural decisions
    • Influence key decisions for the technical and infrastructure architecture
    • Advise the system and infrastructure configuration from application performance, scalability, and capacity perspective

  • Bachelor Degree
  • At least 9 years of software engineering or software development experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in the Enterprise Architecture

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters' Degree
  • 9+ years of software engineering experience
  • 5+ years of experience in one or more other architecture disciplines (Application, Data, Infrastructure/Platform, Security)
  • 6+ years of experience in two or more programming languages (Java is preferable)
  • Knowledge of common data architecture frameworks, principles and standards
  • 3+ years experience in AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure

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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