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Senior Software Engineer - Java and Micro Services

Job ID R75944 Updated date 05/15/2019 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.

Senior Software Engineer - Java and Micro Services

Capital One is seeking talented thinkers and senior engineers who can envision next generation software innovation. In this role, you will design and develop industry disrupting experiences for Capital One customers using existing and emerging technology platforms. You will be responsible for design decisions and developing software components. You will have opportunity to develop prototypes and proof of concept applications using open source frameworks, cloud infrastructure, and CI/CD tools. You will also act as a mentor to junior developers, and will have oversight during implementation into production.

At Capital One, we are building a new agile team to deliver software solutions for the Card Core Business in US Card in support of product development for the future state API platform.  Team members utilize Agile Delivery practices and are responsible for end-to-end delivery of micro-services (feature grooming, design, development, testing, and implementation) along with managing and owning the ongoing application maintenance and operations (You Build, You Own).  

On this team, you'll have the opportunity to work with exciting and modern technology including Java 8, REST web services, Golang, and AWS.

If you're interested in joining us on our modernization journey, continue to read more!

In this position, as a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

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

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

  • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experimenting with and learning new technologies

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

  • Collaborate with architects, engineers and analysts to implement enhancements or new applications

  • Develop code to meet story acceptance criteria

  • Conduct design and code review to ensure compliance with standards

  • Collaborate with other platforms tech leads to ensure integrated end-to-end design and delivery

  • Lead the team in maintaining high availability of the applications in production and integration environments

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Military experience

  • At least 4 years of experience in Java software development

  • At least 3 years of Agile development experience

  • At least 1 year of experience with cloud computing technology (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • 4+ years of experience developing REST APIs

  • 6+ years of software development

  • 6+ years of experience using SQL or Relational Databases

  • Experience or knowledge with containerization or container technology using Docker

  • Expertise with Kafka messaging and streaming technology

  • Understanding of Git version control system

  • Exposure to Financial Services and Banking concepts

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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