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Principal Full Stack Software Engineer (Java and AWS)

Job ID R77748 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.

Principal Full Stack Software Engineer (Java and AWS)

Capital One's Card Technology team is expanding in Richmond, and we're looking for a Full Stack Java Software Engineer with a passion for technology, design, and learning to join our team!

For this role, Capital One is looking for a Software Engineer to provide full stack expertise on our authorizations team. We’re looking for eager talent to come onboard our growing team in an effort to build out and streamline our authorizations platform for our card retail partners.

As a Capital One Software Engineer, you'll work on large scale reliable applications that impact the way that Capital One does business.  You will participate in the detailed technical design, development and implementation of applications using emerging technologies such as: Java, Docker, Golang, Python, REST, JSON, XML, HTML / HTML5, CSS, Serverless, NoSQL databases, relational databases, Chef, Terraform, Maven, and AWS/Cloud Infrastructure to name a few.  

In this Full Stack Software Engineer role you will:

  • Write code (delivering elegant and scalable solutions in Java, JavaScript and Python to name a few)

  • Demand quality (developing in a test driven manner with automation in mind),

  • Collaborate (partnering well with a diverse and passionate team)

  • Learn (adapting quickly to an evolving market and emerging trends)

  • Work with product owners to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios

  • Continuously improve software engineering practices

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

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

  • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology communities, and mentor other members of the engineering community

  • Encourage innovation, implementation of emerging technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or Military experience

  • At least 4 years of experience programming in Java

  • At least 2 years of DevOps experience

  • At least 1 year of experience in a cloud computing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ year of experience in an AWS cloud environment

  • At least 1 year of experience with Spring framework

  • At least 1 years experience in one of the following: REST, WebSockets or gRPC

  • At least 1 years experience in one of the following QA technologies:  JUnit, ATDD, Selenium, Cucumber, SoapUI and Postman

  • At least 1 years experience in Agile practices

  • 1+ year experience of Container development experience

  • 1+ UI development using HTML/CSS/Javascript/AngularJS

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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