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Senior Manager, Data Lake Solutions Architecture

Location McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia
Job ID R98589 Updated date 10/02/2020
7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Manager, Data Lake Solutions Architecture

Do you have a passion for architecting solutions that leverage the latest technologies to deliver secure, reliable, resilient and scalable data management solutions? Capital One is seeking a Senior Manager, Data Lake Solutions Architecture to transform our data ecosystem.  Acting as an internal consultant to business and information technology delivery teams, the ideal candidate will architect and design solutions that are strategic for the business and built using the latest technologies and techniques. Utilizing in-depth knowledge of infrastructure, open source technologies and data engineering, you will develop the strategy, achieve business and engineering buy-in, and monitor execution toward the target architecture across the enterprise.


  • Define, execute and continuously improve our internal software and data architecture processes

  • Set technical strategy, applying an in-depth understanding of the business strategy governing that area

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

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

  • Build awareness, increase knowledge and drive adoption of modern data technologies and architecture patterns, sharing customer and engineering benefits to gain buy-in

  • Architect data lake solutions using AWS technologies including S3

  • Design data manipulation and access patterns for Parquet and Avro 

  • Promote a culture of data engineering and architecture excellence and being well-managed, using opportunities to reuse and innersource solutions where possible

  • Design of access control of the data in the lake using IAM roles and STS tokens

  • Develop integration patterns with Kafka messages and schemas

  • Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the enterprise, at all levels of the organization

  • Develop hooks to Hive metastore and integrating with Glue

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • At least 6 years of experience designing, developing, and architecting enterprise data systems 

  • At least 2 years of experience working with data tools: MongoDB, Hadoop, Cassandra, Spark, or NoSQL

  • At least 2 years of experience in one of the following Cloud technologies: AWS, Azure, or GCP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters’ Degree

  • 8+ years of building large scale data systems

  • 5+ years of influencing leadership in the fields of database, data warehousing or data sciences

  • 5+ years of using AWS ecosystem tools

  • 3+ years of experience with Apache, Spark, or Hadoop

  • 2+ years with data lake technologies: S3, Lake Formation, Athena, Glue and Metastore

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.