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Distinguished Data Engineer - Director

Location McLean, Virginia
Job ID R100673 Updated date 10/02/2020
1750 Tysons (12023), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Distinguished Data Engineer - Director

At Capital One, we believe in the values of excellence and doing the right thing. We are a technology-oriented company delivering financial  products to market through modern technology and constant innovation at a massive scale.

Distinguished Engineers are...

  • 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 DistinguishedEngineering community and establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities

  • Leaders who gain the trust and confidence of those around them, from hands on engineers to executives

Whether a member of our engineering or architecture teams, Distinguished Engineers are individual contributors expected to solve problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, and iterative delivery environment. In order to meet these demands, candidates should be influential engineering leaders with deep technology expertise, and a collaborative style that brings others into the decision-making process. Distinguished Engineers will significantly impact the Tech agenda within their organization and devise clear roadmaps to deliver next generation technology solutions across organizational boundaries.



  • Design and develop cutting-edge solutions, using existing and emerging technology platforms

  • Leverage sound judgment and problem solving to tackle some of Capital One’s most critical problems and connect the dots to broader implications of the work

  • Provide technical vision, technical solutions and directions to build complex and sustainable  data ecosystem / platform

  • Lead, manage and grow our data ingestion, data refinement and data consumption teams.

  • Design, develop, deploy and manage a highly reliable and scalable data pipeline.

  • Build/Modernize our data refinement/ETL processes

  • Oversee the implementation of solutions for tracking data quality, data consistency and lineage..

  • Embrace and incubate emerging technology and open source products across all platforms

  • Collaborate with enterprise teams on developing and adhering to the company standards in terms of validation rules, nomenclature, design and deployments.

  • Collaborate with internal teams to find areas of opportunities for automation and machine learning.

  • Steamline the entire data ecosystem from end to end to ensure the most efficient , standard, privacy compliant processes possible.

  • 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


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 8 years of experience in database management and data warehousing

  • At least 5 years of experience developing in Spark, Python, SQL, Java, or Scala

  • At least 2 years of experience working with Cloud technologies


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters’ Degree

  • 10+ years experience architecting and delivering software systems or platforms

  • 10+ years of data governance  and security controls

  • 8+ years of experience with Python 

  • 4+ years of experience with AWS

  • 4+ years of experience with Go

  • 4+ years experience working with Docker

  • 2+ years of experience building and managing Kubernetes



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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Who We Are

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.