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Software Engineer (Python, DevOps)

Job ID R87360 Updated date 11/07/2019 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.

Software Engineer (Python, DevOps)

Are you excited by the prospect of building systems that defend millions of consumers and small businesses against fraud? Are you a Software Engineer that loves learning and delivering solutions with a wide variety of programming languages and tools? Are you excited by the idea of building, deploying, and owning cloud-based systems? If so, we have an opportunity for you!

Our team is just one of a number of Engineering teams supporting Card Analytics and Infrastructure in protecting Capital One customers from fraud. On any given day, we’re working with AWS EMR clusters, Spark streaming, Docker Containers, Lambdas, ELK, Newrelic, Distributed Tracing, Datadog, Python, Scala, Java, Jenkins, deploying ML models, SDK development, etc. That’s not all. You also get the joy of working on the Ghost Patrol team! 

The Ghost Patrol team is a horizontal team serving the rest of the Fraud teams and has a high interaction point across the organization. 

If you take pride in your work, love delivering software solutions in a variety of programming languages, enjoy problem solving, have an interest in machine learning, and are attracted to the prospect of your work being used in high-traffic production environments, we strongly encourage you to apply for our open positions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree 

  • At least 2 years of experience in software development including design, coding and testing

  • At least 2 years of experience with Python

  • At least 1 year of experience with DevOps or Spark Streaming

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in software development including design, coding, and testing with Python

  • At least 1 year of experience in AWS or AWS certified

  • At least 2 years of experience with Spark

  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Datadog, Newrelic, ELK, or Splunk

​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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