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R188826 Posted 07/12/2024

Senior Director, Software Engineering - Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico
  • Category Engineering
  • Experience Sr. Director
  • Primary Address Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico


WeWork Reforma Latino (97001), Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico

Senior Director, Software Engineering - Mexico

Capital One is seeking an experienced software engineering leader, Senior Director, Software Engineering, to help us build and grow our Technology Site in Mexico City. Based in Mexico City, the Senior Director of Software Engineering will be responsible for building and leading a team of software engineers who focus on software delivery experience tools to make life easier for engineers to engineer; who focus on cloud governance for compliance, risk reduction, automation and drive standardization towards cloud native architectures; who focus on well managed experiences to empower leaders and application teams to have great visibility and control of their well-managed activities.

As a Senior Director of Software Engineering, you will be responsible for working with senior Technology and Business Executives, understanding their Vision and translating it into Execution Strategy. You will be guiding software engineering teams that are responsible for the design and delivery of high quality software for critical business features, built on AWS to the latest technology standards.  You will collaborate with Architecture, Card Product, Card Technology and Enterprise stakeholders to drive this critical project forward. You will provide Technology thought leadership and help raise the talent bar by recruiting and hiring top engineering talent. You will also work with product owners to articulate benefits of proposed solutions; influence the technical roadmap; and help business prioritize work.

As a Sr. Director of Software Engineering, you will:

  • Lead and inspire a team of 50-70 high-quality software engineers 

  • Support an aggressive recruiting agenda to assess and staff a large (100+ person) high-quality software engineering organization 

  • Provide thought leadership and guidance to our software engineers, and our product partners, with a focus on the software delivery experience, cloud and risk engineering and well managed

  • Encourage innovation, cutting-edge technologies, and out-of-the-box thinking

  • Lead the craftsmanship, availability, resilience, and scalability of your solutions

  • Serve as the primary point of contact and proactively manage relationships with Capital One US Tech leaders to effectively align well-managed resources and sequence needs in support of strategic business and Tech priorities 

  • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, including learning and experimenting with new technologies, participating in internal and external technology communities, and mentoring members of the engineering community

  • Lead efforts to deploy new and existing applications into AWS environments

  • Support continuous improvements processes and shift-left well-managed activities by enabling the developer community through tooling and automation

The successful candidate will be a seasoned technology professional with significant engineering experience. This individual has the capacity to exert influence at the enterprise level and lead experts, while also possessing the qualities of a highly-skilled technologist who approaches problem solving with a true engineering mindset.

This is a great opportunity for someone who craves a strategic role that will enable the Product and Tech objectives. You will enjoy this role if you feel at home in the cloud and are an expert in designing cloud-native solutions, are able to take a critical lens to buy vs. build decisions, and are not afraid of implementing custom-built or open-source solutions alongside traditional vendor products.

Location: Mexico City, Mexico

Behavioral Competencies

  • Proven track record of delivering results and influencing stakeholders in a large, matrixed environment

  • Exceptional leadership skills, marked by poise, positive influence, and the ability to drive change

  • Strong facilitation skills and proven ability to build relationships with multiple stakeholders with different agendas at all levels, including executive managers and vendors

  • Intellectually curious; interested in understanding and experimenting with cutting-edge technologies

  • Be a talent magnet; quickly develop a brand as a leader who holds an extremely high talent bar

  • Ability to establish credibility with, as well as motivate and mentor, highly technical engineers

  • Posses a management style that is collaborative, energetic, results-oriented, and innovative

  • Strong team leader who has well-honed coaching skills and the ability to inspire and influence others

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • At least 15 years’ experience in a technical role, i.e.  data and software engineering

  • At least 5 years of executive technology leadership experience

  • At least 5 years of experience driving architecture and engineering excellence at enterprise scale

  • At least 5  years of experience with public cloud technologies

  • Fluent in Spanish and English, both spoken and written 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) field

  • 7+ years of experience with  cloud architecture, cloud computing, data technologies, DevOps technologies, open-source integrations, and various software design architectural patterns

  • 4+ years of software engineering experience with  a financial services, banking, or credit card company 

  • Willingness to travel occasionally to support key initiatives, as well as attend meetings, conferences, or training

At Capital One, we respect individual differences in culture, religion, and ethnicity. Likewise, we promote equal opportunities and development for all personnel. In the hiring process, we seek to provide equal employment opportunities to candidates, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil status, national origin, disability, or any other situation protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe, any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Service Corp (COPSSC), and any position posted in Mexico is for Capital One Technology Labs Mexico.

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