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Director, Software Engineering

Job ID R82028 Updated date 08/13/2019 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 Broadway (21026), United States of America, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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.

Director, Software Engineering

Capital One is looking for an engineering leader to lead a team focused on the commercialization of our pioneering technology products. This is an exciting opportunity to truly be part of a startup, but with the ability to build products at significant scale. You will be tasked with expanding and externalizing our product suite. As we have transformed into a Technology company, we have found ourselves with a portfolio of effective tools and platforms that meet customer needs, but don’t exist in the marketplace.  Be a founding and integral member of a team driving the technology strategy and approach, product/platform development, and re-architecting and re-engineering for multiple enterprise customers and scale.
 

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with leadership, customers, and within and across Agile teams to strategically design, develop, test, implement, and support product across full-stack development tools and technologies

  • Leading the craftsmanship, availability, resilience, scalability, and productization of your solutions

  • Setting quality standards, building mechanisms and processes for team efficiency, continuously inventing and simplifying

  • Direct management of software engineers

Ideal candidates will demonstrate:

  • Leadership and team building. Well-honed coaching skills with the ability and passion for developing one’s direct reports while fostering a collaborative, energetic, results-oriented, and innovative culture

  • Ability to establish credibility with, as well as motivate and mentor, highly technical engineers

  • Superior technical proficiency; well versed in open source technologies, public cloud infrastructure and strong DevOps capabilities. Experience with machine learning and data science products / engineering is also highly valued.

  • Intellectual curiosity; bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology communities, 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

  • Ability to employ judgment and experience to make rapid, complex decisions

  • High level prioritization, clear and compelling communication (written and verbal) and the ability to drive a high level of focus and excellence within a team

  • Ability to build enterprise grade products for multiple customers at scale

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 7 years of software development experience

  • At least 3 years of leading and developing engineering teams building production software.

  • At least 3 years of experience working with AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years delivering customer-facing solutions

  • 5+ years experience taking a project from scoping requirements through launch of the project.

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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