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Distinguished Engineer - IAM Architect

Location McLean, Virginia; Plano, Texas
Job ID R117941 Updated date 07/21/2021
Recruiting: VA - McLean, United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Distinguished Engineer - IAM Architect

Distinguished Engineers and Architects are individual contributors who strive to be diverse in thought so we can 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 Architects will significantly impact our trajectory and devise clear roadmaps to design next generation technology solutions.

Distinguished Engineers are...

  • Deep technical experts and thought leaders that help accelerate adoption of the very best engineering practices and platforms, 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

As an Enterprise Identity and Access Management Architect, you will:

  • Be responsible for IAM Architecture, roadmap and driving key deliverables. 

  • Collaborate with Identity and Cyber leaders to define architecture by analyzing requirements

  • Work with Cloud Engineers to review and validate understanding of customer or solution requirements and translate initial scope into technical deliverables

  • Define governance process and develop tools for managing cloud IAM inventory and entitlement review

  • Create architectural documentation and artifacts to support Capital One’s cloud journey

  • Develop and maintain a cloud product map to support the reference framework

  • Assess the current Identity solutions and integration with standard enterprise identity platforms and recommend new approaches;

  • Develop knowledge in payment services compliance and cyber security frameworks

  • Build current and future state architectures, threat models, leveraging agile methodologies

  • Research and publish implementable cloud IAM architecture patterns and solutions

  • Provide coaching, guidance and direction on IAM projects, ensuring overall fit with enterprise architecture direction

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • At least 7 years of solution architecture experience 

  • At least 5 years of experience with Identity and Access Management technology

  • At least 4 years of experience integrating security controls with DeVOps processes


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • At least 7 years of experience with Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  • At least 5 years of experience in designing AWS IAM policies to support Data Governance

  • At least 3 years of experience implementing IAM policies in a multi-account environment

  • 2+ years of experience with privileged access management programs or tools

  • 5+ years of experience in directory services  (AD, LDAP)

  • 7+ years of experience in an enterprise environment

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.