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Master, Software Engineer

Job ID R95527 Updated date 03/30/2020 Location McLean, Virginia
McLean 1 (19050), 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.

Master, Software Engineer

Are you excited by the challenge of building systems that help fight fraud for millions of consumers and businesses? Are you a passionate software engineer who likes to use a variety of languages and tools? Do you have data engineering, model training skills? Are you excited by building and deploying cloud-based systems? Are you familiar with microservices architectures? 

We have several teams devoted to fighting fraud in several areas. Transactions, Payments, First Party fraud, Third Party fraud, ID and Auth fraud, Application fraud etc. The team you will be working with, builds and enhances the authorizations platform to help process authorizations from VISA/MasterCard etc., detect fraud and take actions to manage our customers transactions. We fight fraud by solving hard problems with Microservices and Big Data pipelines, we use models and features to continuously improve our fraud detection mechanism. 

If you take pride in your work, love to write code in multiple languages, know how to solve complex problems, and want to see your work used in production, please consider joining our team.


  • Designing scalable systems with batch and streaming data
  • Writing clean and concise code that is well-tested, easy to maintain, and consistent with existing patterns in our codebase
  • Applying appropriate design patterns to given solutions and understanding the trade-offs between scope, quality, and cost
  • Clearly communicate technical information to both developers and business stakeholders
  • Be familiar with microservices architectures, messaging, loosely coupled design, NoSQL and relational databases, RESTful APIs, integration/load testing, and Agile/Kanban methodologies

Soft Skills:

  • Communicate, Collaborate with PO and Scrum master on the sprint grooming, sprint planning and execution.
  • Collaborate working with the manager on the roadmap with short term and long-term planning.
  • Work with the team to manage the workload and deliver the expected results.
  • Work across the aisle to communicate and collaborate with multiple other teams involved in a large distributed platform.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 8 years of experience in software development including design, coding, and testing
  • At least 5 years of experience with Java, Spring, and JUnit
  • At least 3 years of experience with SQL or NoSQL databases
  • At least 1 year of experience deploying applications to AWS
  • At least 1 year of experience with CI/CD Automation
  • At least 1 year of experience with Scala

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • At least 5 years of Linux command line or scripting experience
  • At least 5 years of experience with high-availability distributed systems, multi-threaded applications, messaging, and design patterns
  • At least 1 year of experience producing and consuming REST APIs
  • 3 years of experience with Python and Shell scripting
  • 3 years of experience with RabbitMQ or ActiveMQ
  • 3 years of experience with Maven
  • 2 years of experience with Microservices architecture
  • 1 year of experience with JavaScript
  • 1 year of experience with Guava
  • 1 year of experience with Hystrix/resilienceJ
  • 1 year of experience with Redis


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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