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Director, Software Engineering

Location Richmond, Virginia
Job ID R100482 Updated date 09/14/2020
Recruiting: VA - Richmond, United States of America, Richmond, 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.

Director, Software Engineering

Director, Software Engineering 

Are you excited by the challenge of solving large-scale FinTech problems through innovative engineering and product management? Do you enjoy solving complex challenges with open source technologies in a fast-paced, collaborative, and creative environment? Are you obsessed about building robust, highly scalable, available enterprise grade platforms that are the heartbeat for delivering high quality products? At the same time have a great feel for a seamless engaging customer experience? You’re at the right place! 

We’re looking for an influential engineering leader to provide strategic direction on initiatives with significant bottom line impact. This role provides a considerable opportunity for ingenuity, as this individual will work as a key leader of an exceptionally talented team, to deliver cutting edge innovation at a massive scale.

We are looking for an independent thinker who makes convincing, evidence-based, consensus oriented decisions. The ideal candidate will devise clear roadmaps to fruition and is comfortable thinking strategically and diving deep; a vanguard leader who can identify opportunities and leverage the team to translate them into live solutions.
 

What you will need to bring for this position:

  • A proven passion for building, leading and growing high performing teams in the development and rapid delivery of next-generation digital platform and products

  • A servant leader that has a history of creating a safe space and inclusive environment fostering diverse views and approaches from the team, coaching and mentoring them to thrive in a dynamic workplace

  • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology and open source products

  • A real passion for building highly resilient, scalable and available platforms, rich reusable foundational capabilities and seamless developer experience while focusing on strategic vision and technology roadmap delivery in an MVP / iterative fast paced approach.  

  • Ability to collaborate with various partners in the tech and startup ecosystems

  • The ability to seed and extend innovation into the greater organization to develop key talent, consistent with that of a leading technology company

  • Technical Leadership: the ability to inspire your teammates to think outside the box as they deliver high quality software solutions

  • Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best application engineering talent.

  • Innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving

  • Ability to provide a logical framework to support conclusions and ideas.

  • Great attitude, team player and energy amplifier. Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and technologies

  • Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in ways such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers, thereby building strong partnerships, consensus and alignment.

  • Understanding of ways to lead a team developing in an Agile environment

Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to a dynamic team throughout the software development life cycle

  • Co-create a strategic vision for external developer / partner facing highly available platforms and products. 

  • Collaborate with architects, other teams, product owners, and software engineers to drive implementation of robust platform capabilities and experiences.

  • Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to interact and build strong partnerships across organizational boundaries. 

  • Influence with a strong positive attitude: Drive consensus across cross functional leaders and teams

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Conduct design, architecture and code review to ensure compliance with standards

  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment

  • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality / time to market imperatives

  • Maintain records to document program development and revisions

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • At least 5 years' building and leading full stack (Java / Spring / Go, NodeJS, Javascript) software engineering teams in a fast paced environment

  • At least 5 years' experience with Amazon Web Services / Microsoft Azure / Google Cloud

  • At least 3 years’ of experience operating in Software Engineering space with DevOps thinking

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • 10+ years in inspiring, coaching and growing highly performant software engineering teams

  • 8+ years' experience in Agile practices

  • 5+ years’ experience working with Amazon Web Services

  • 5+ years’ experience in leading highly scalable web application development

  • 5+ years’ experience leading highly available internet facing customer application development

  • 3+ years’ experience with building modern applications using microservices based architecture, streaming platforms

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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