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Senior Data Engineer

Job ID R79570 Updated date 07/10/2019 Location San Francisco, California
201 Third Street (61049), United States of America, San Francisco, California

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 Data Engineer

Capital one is looking for a motivated individual who has a real passion for improving the software development cycle and delivering high-quality products to a diverse audience. We’re seeking talented, senior, hands-on engineers to modernize one of the most critical systems in Capital One’s US Card Business.  As a Capital One Data Engineer, you'll work on everything from feature engineering to backend applications, data transformations, DevOps, and more, in a rapid and energetic environment. All the systems you will be building will be highly scalable, highly available, resilient,lossless systems. You will be using  AWS/Cloud Infrastructure ,Java, Scala, Spark, Akka, Python, REST, JSON, NoSQL databases, relational databases, Hadoop, Kafka, Flink, Chef, Maven, and SBT, to name a few.

Your days will include:

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

•    Continuously improving software engineering practices

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

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

•    Bringing a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies

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

• Provide active mentorship/guidance to fellow members of the agile tech team and participate in internal and   external technology conference & communities.

• Coordinate and scale the evolving cloud based solutions with product development teams both internal and external to Capital One.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or military experience

  • At least 5 years of software development experience

  • At least 3  years of experience designing, architecting, or developing on Distributed Systems

  • At least 2  years of coding experience in one of the following languages: Python or Java

  • At least 2 years of experience with Cloud Computing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of building highly available, scalable, lossless distributed systems serving huge data at a minimum latency with high throughput.

  • 2+ years of experience with Apache Spark, Flink etc.

  • Experience with No-Sql Datastores.

  • 2+ years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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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