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Senior Strategy Associate

Job ID R88338 Updated date 12/02/2019 Location McLean, Virginia
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 Strategy Associate

Department Background:

Founded by former strategy consultants, Capital One is a strategy driven company. The highly selective Corporate Strategy group engages on a targeted set of ultra-high impact issues that drive the direction and performance of the company. Projects focus primarily on formulating enduring and profitable growth and value enhancement strategies, while working within the business to influence results and ensure follow through.

We seek an exceptional and innovative individual to join Corporate Strategy’s Technology Strategy team. The Technology Strategy team supports the Chief Information Officer and his leadership team in developing strategic technology initiatives that create transformational business change. Some examples of the team’s work include driving the Cloud Computing Strategy, Big Data strategy, and annual Enterprise Technology Strategy. In addition, the team assesses the opportunities and threats of emerging technologies like distributed ledger technology, advanced analytics & machine learning, Internet-of-Things, and next-generation human computer interfaces, like virtual & augmented reality.

Job Description:

A successful Senior Associate will:

  • Develop logical and insightful frameworks and structures to solve challenging problems

  • Design and execute analysis, efficiently and creatively applying rigorous analytical techniques leveraging a variety of data sources

  • Communicate insights in a compelling manner to influence senior business leaders in the company


  • Build qualitative and quantitative models to assess options, estimate benefits, and identify required investments for implementation

  • Construct storylines and presentations to socialize strategies and build consensus for transformational change

  • Conduct research on emerging technologies, and assessing their impact on Capital One’s business

  • Develop strategic ideas that leverage technology to solve business problems and enable new opportunities

  • Meet with business and technology leaders to understand business challenges and priorities, and to discuss potential strategic options

  • Work with business and technology subject matter experts to structure problems and develop solutions and recommendations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least two years’ experience in strategy consulting or business analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems independently in a constantly changing environment

  • Proficiency in data analysis and in working with large data sets

  • Robust workstream management skills, including thoughtful attention to detail and skillful balancing of multiple priorities

  • Fantastic interpersonal skills, with experience influencing decision-making outside your core team

  • Demonstrably strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Previous experience with technology strategy development, architecture, or technology delivery is a plus

  • Previous experience in consulting or strategy development is a plus

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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