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Lead Software Engineer (Tech Lead) for Card Technology

Job ID R77747 Updated date 06/11/2019 Location Richmond, Virginia
West Creek 1 (12071), 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.

Lead Software Engineer (Tech Lead) for Card Technology


Our Card Technology Team in Richmond is growing and we are looking for a Senior Tech Lead/Individual Contributor to provide oversight into a few new platform initiatives with our credit card merchant, TSYS. This Tech Lead will be overseeing API security efforts, supporting our API modernization from SOAP to REST, and will play a key role in some of our data streaming initiatives.

This Tech Lead will also build forward-looking architecture and become an inspiring mentor for technology teams within Capital One. In this role, our Tech Lead will be leading modernization efforts with an exciting tech stack comprised of: Java 8, Golang, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services, EC2, Lambda, Python, and more!


If you have a zeal for API modernization, AWS cloud, and micro service architecture, then our Core Card Team is the place for you to be!

Check out more details below:

In this role, as a Tech Lead Software Engineer, you will be:

  • Building business capabilities on the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

  • Working within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full stack of development tools and technologies

  • Supporting a “You Build, You Own” Agile tech environment

  • Leading projects spanning across multiple card technology teams for Capital One

  • Providing enhancements and support on current web services (SOAP and REST)

  • Continuously enhancing platform resiliency

  • Overseeing API security efforts in the midst of data changes.

  • Interacting with on site and offshore teams to get real time updates

  • Providing senior level support within our core technologies which include: Java, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and micro services

  • Encouraging innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Military Experience

  • At least 10 years of Java Development or object oriented programming experience

  • At least 2 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Cloud technology experience

  • At least 2 years of DevOps experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • Formal certification in one of the following:  Java, Spring, or AWS

  • 5+ years of experience developing RESTful APIs using either Spring or Jersey

  • 4+ years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or cloud technology experience

  • 4+ years of DevOps experience

  • 2+ years of experience in a “You Build, You Own” tech environment

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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