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Director, Enterprise Architecture

Job ID R82052 Updated date 08/13/2019 Location McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

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, Enterprise Architecture

To be a great technology-driven company, Capital One is committed to providing outstanding products and experiences for our customers. That means using the latest technology to build and deploy the applications that power our businesses across both external and internal users. 

If you’re looking for a career opportunity involving modern technologies and cloud scale computing, while using your strong analytical and leadership skills to impact numerous applications then you’re in luck!

Capital One is hiring Director Level Enterprise Architects and Solution Architects to join our incredible team of talented technologists in Shared Tech.  The Shared Tech team provides technology solutions that span the enterprise, are used across multiple Capital One lines of business, and large groups of our internal workforce. In this role, you will provide technical leadership for designing and implementing critical components of our strategies that enable both Capital One consumers and our internal workforce. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas affecting many facets of our business and on solutions that impact the entire enterprise.

If this sounds like the right challenge for you, apply immediately to be considered! 


  • Perform hands-on architecture and solution design of software applications that are used by Capital One’s millions of customers and thousands of internal workforce users at scale on public cloud infrastructure

  • Provide technical leadership to the design, development, testing and implementation of solutions to crucial business problems through thoughtful use of modern technology

  • Prepare and present potential technical solutions and advise business and product owners on the technical and business value of proposals, including appropriate tradeoffs, risks and opportunities

  • Work with Software Engineers, Product Owners and Subject Matter Experts to understand complex technological and business environments and produce integrated end-to-end solution options

  • Rapidly engage and understand new business areas and technologies to advise on optimal solutions and investments

  • Build and maintain relationships with Technical Leaders, Business Owners, Architects and other Stakeholders to influence investment that reuse shared capabilities and apply defined patterns across teams while realizing architectural targets

  • Review, analyze and evaluate market, business and project requirements to design the most appropriate end-to-end technology solutions 

  • Keep up-to-date on cutting edge technology, standards, protocols and tools in areas relevant to the rapidly changing environment at Capital One

  • Demonstrate strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills 

  • Communicate and drive highly complex technology solutions to broad audiences including executives, business leaders, product managers, legal experts, security specialists and software engineers

  • Sell technology strategies internally to cross-functional architecture and business teams

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's Degree 

  • At least 10 years’ experience in Software Engineering, Systems Architecture or Infrastructure Solution design

  • At least 5 years’ experience in application design, development or analysis

  • At least 3 years’ experience working with cloud infrastructure, open source software, or modern technology design patterns

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in an Agile environment

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in a technical or engineering discipline or Military experience

  • More than 2 years experience leading a team of highly skilled Architects or Engineers 

  • At least 5 years of experience in an Enterprise or Solution Architecture role

  • At least 8 years’ experience with hands-on Software Engineering

  • At least 2 years of experience with Information Security at the policy, architecture or implementation level 

  • 4+ years’ experience with Public Cloud implementations

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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