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Master Software Engineer

Job ID R90317 Updated date 01/14/2020 Location Richmond, Virginia
West Creek 2 (12072), 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.

Master Software Engineer

We are seeking a highly creative and intellectually curious Software Engineer to be instrumental in contributing to Capital One’s Human Resources tools and infrastructure. In this role, you will work independently and collaborate across multiple teams to accomplish organizational goals.  You will be part of a team that specializes in building and maintaining systems that enable Capital One’s internal associates to become more productive and achieve their personal and professional goals. As part of an HR Tech team that’s leading the next wave of technology modernization, you will play an integral part in advancing Capital One’s engineering and operational excellence utilizing CI/CD practices and the Cloud.


Responsibilities & Expectations:

Thrive in a rapidly evolving environment and adapt to frequent transitions in technologies and teams

Partner with product owners in the HR community to refine requirements and groom Agile stories

Generate innovative ideas, develop proof-of-concepts, and rapid prototypes alongside other engineers utilizing pair programming and mobbing techniques

Apply problem-solving techniques to lead application design discussions and resolve technical issues while mentoring junior developers

Leverage strong analytical, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to collaborate effectively with HR business customers, SaaS and PaaS vendor partners, and other engineers, solving complex business problems

Implement and document scalable, highly available, and resilient system solutions based on distributed architecture principles

Leverage deep application and platform expertise to lead the planning and deployment of Cloud solutions into production environments and manage ongoing on-call production support after go-live

Automate the provisioning of environments and the deployment of those environments using containers, like Docker

Design and develop automation workflows, performing unit tests and conducting reviews to make sure your work is rigorously designed, elegantly coded, and effectively tuned for platform performance, and assessing the overall quality of delivered components


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree 

  • At least 8 years of experience in Software Development with object-oriented programming (Java, Python) or Javascript (Angular, React, NodeJS)

  • At least 8 years of experience with source control methodologies

  • At least 3 years of experience with cloud based hosting solutions (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, or Azure)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • AWS Certified Professional Level

  • 10+ years of experience in software development with object-oriented programming 

  • 10+ years of experience with source control methodologies 

  • 3+ years of experience with cloud based hosting via AWS

  • 3+ years of experience working in Agile environment utilizing Continuous Integration & Delivery Pipelines 

  • 3+ years of experience working with SQL databases

  • 2+ years of experience building infrastructure-as-code using CloudFormation or Terraform

  • 1+ years of experience with Docker Container orchestration

  • 1+ years of experience developing workflows in the Salesforce application framework

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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