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Data Engineer

Job ID R63227 Updated date 12/14/2018 Location San Francisco, California
201 Third Street (61049), United States of America, San Francisco, California

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Data Engineer

As our customers go about their daily lives, they generate a river of data. It flows 24 hours a day,  touches all lines of business and represents a tremendous opportunity for Capital One. By accessing that data, we can develop real-time decision systems that provide anyone at Capital One the resources and infrastructure they need to innovate with our data. Our team is chartered to redefine how everyone at Capital One produces and consumes data. We are using open source and cutting-edge data streaming technologies while building custom experiences that humanize the creation and consumption of data. We are looking for a JavaScript/Node developer who also has experience in Scala. This developer must be familiar with Scala or willing to learn with some background in functional programming. We want a solid coders who excel with functional programming, and also has a deep knowledge of modern interactive UI development  and modern tooling. We want a systems engineer who can code, mentor, and lead a team of developers.This developer should be Scala savvy, AWS savvy, have real experience Spark, Cassandra and/or DynamoDB, or other distributed systems. 


As a lead UI engineer working on the data streaming platform and event hub, you will be on point for:


Writing code for applications that makeup our complex event processing framework, as well as writing automation for our cloud infrastructure – we write Scala use Terraform, and build on AWS
Designing and architecting new application infrastructure as our product expands. 
Creating an engaging user experience to drive the adoption of our CEP platform 

We are building a brand new platform – this is 'ground floor', 'greenfield' work.
Building self-healing systems by writing anomaly detection on top of monitoring data in InfluxDB, Cloudwatch, ES logs, Log aggregation, ELK, etc. 

Experience with React, Vue.js, or equivalent is important as we plan on writing a UI as a single pane of glass for this internal IFTTT-like system which encompasses composes Lens, automating the serving layer of Big Data architecture, and more. 

The resiliency of our AWS infrastructure, including Spark Streaming on EMR, HashiCorp Nomad on EC2, k8, and multiple managed services such as ElastiCache, RDS, ElasticSearch, DynamoDB.

You will be working on IFTTT style systems and automating the servicing layer of big data architecture. 

Stream processing and CEP are key components of the big data reference architecture.

We aim provide an enriched, intelligent customer experience by serving up real-time insights and decision data. 
To use insights and up-to-date events from stream processing and micro-services, we are working on automating  the conversion from streams of data into operational data stores which get queried fast (low-latency) to make streams query-able by microservices and downstream stream processing (IFTTT-like, anomaly detection, etc.)

The aim is to enrich the customer experience in real-time by stream processing and micro-services (pushing the data and insights to where it it needed). 

What you should bring to the table:

  • Respect for others' ideas and willingness to share knowledge
  • Willingness to embrace functional programming
  • Deep systems engineering and JVM background
  • A solid foundation in testing – building a reliable continuous integration pipeline shouldn't be new

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Military Experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in software engineering
  • At least 1 year of experience in functional programming
  • At least 1 year of experience in Scala or Java
  • At least 1 year of experience building UI with JavaScript frameworks

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of experience in Site Reliability Engineering
  • 2+ years of AWS experience 
  • 2+ years Terraform, CloudFormation and/or Ansible or equivalent background in automation
  • 2+ years of experience with DevOps, CI/CD, git, SCM, design, systems engineering, mentoring, Agile


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new 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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