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Senior Front-End Engineer (United Income)

Location McLean, Virginia
Job ID R98763 Updated date 07/29/2020
McLean 2 (19052), 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.

Senior Front-End Engineer (United Income)

United Income is a recently acquired fintech startup looking to add a talented Frontend Engineer to our team. United Income has joined Capital One as we seek to scale our solution to serve millions of households in the years to come.

  • Do you care about delivering beautiful products to your users?

  • Are you committed to creating structured, extensible, well organized CSS?

  • Do you have a deep understanding of how JavaScript works in a browser?

  • Is providing maintainable, tested code to your fellow engineers (and future self) important to you?

  • When you encounter a problem that isn't neatly packaged and fully defined, are you passionate about digging into it and refining a solution?

If you can answer yes to these questions, you'll find working here exciting and engaging.


United Income is a money management solution for retirees that strives to be both holistic and cost-efficient. Our technology studies millions of different combinations of future life, market and benefit outcomes with the goal of finding the optimal set of financial decisions for each of our members. Using this technology, we are able to offer personalized advice on everything from investment allocations to Social Security claiming to tax planning.


As a member of the engineering team you will collaborate with and receive support from our user experience, visual design and wealth management teams while implementing elegant solutions to make financial information more accessible to our members. Your solutions will build beautiful and intuitive interactions to make achieving retirement easy.


Our team is passionate about building an ambitious product, and we believe that empowering our team members with ownership over the product and freedom to be creative is key. This means involving team members in planning work at an early stage, being open to experimenting with new approaches, and running quarterly, self-directed innovation sprints. We value the experiences and ideas of our team members and believe that they can make our whole company better.


As you know, this industry moves FAST. We don't expect you to be familiar with our entire tech stack (buzzwords: JavaScript/Python/React/AWS/CI/CD/Git). What’s important is your willingness and ability to learn. We want to see your curiosity and enthusiasm for what’s out there.



  • Build user-facing interfaces and features 

  • Work with UX and UI Designers to create engaging interactions

  • Write extensible, thoughtful, well-structured, maintainable CSS

  • Add features to our application to help both members and wealth managers build better financial plans

  • Follow software engineering best practices to build modular and sustainable software

  • Write unit and integration tests 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 5 years of software development experience

  • At least 5 years of experience with JavaScript

  • At least 5 years of experience with HTML and CSS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 2 year of experience building user-facing single-page applications

  • At least 3 years of experience with a JavaScript framework such as Angular, Ember, React, Vue, or other

  • Problem solver with a desire to build world-class consumer software products


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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