Master Platform Engineer

7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Master Platform Engineer

Do you have experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)? Possess an innate desire to learn and work on ensuring the security of applications and services operating in the Cloud? Enjoy leading a team of engineers and guiding them in their growth and development? If so, then this opportunity might be for you.

Capital One is looking for an experienced Control Validation Lead to manage a team of engineers who ensure that enterprise cloud security controls are designed and built effectively. As the leader of the Control Validation team, this role will be responsible for maintaining & improving the cloud control validation process, providing expertise on cloud services and security, and guiding engineers as they grow their career in cloud security. The Control Validation Lead is also responsible for identifying and driving opportunities for improvement such as process simplification, automation of tasks, and evaluation of new tools and technology that create value for the organization.

Candidates for this role should have expert knowledge and experience with cloud-based platforms, such as AWS. Candidates should be passionate about cybersecurity with an eye for continuous improvement and empathy for development teams. Candidates should have experience leading a team of engineers and a desire to guide others in growing their career.

  • Provide people leadership for Control Validation team members
  • Establish and maintain goals & objectives for Control Validation activities
  • Drive continuous improvement of Control Validation processes & procedures
  • Review & signoff for completion of Control Validation results
  • Coordinate with other leaders for prioritization & work handoffs
  • Identify opportunities for automation, evaluate new tools, and drive implementation of technology that creates value for the organization
  • Develop automated solutions using scripts and cloud-based server-less computing platforms

Key Terms: Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Cloud Security, Cybersecurity, People Leadership, Quality Assurance

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Security, Engineering or Mathematics
  • At least 7 years of experience in software development or information technology
  • At least 3 years of experience with people leadership
  • At least 2 years of experience with cloud services (AWS, GCP, or Azure)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Security, Engineering or Mathematics
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification or similar
  • Security certification such as CISSP, CCSP, or AWS Certified Security Specialty
  • 3+ years of experience architecting applications for the AWS cloud
  • 3+ years of experience developing scripts in PowerShell, VBScript, JavaScript, Python or other languages to develop automated solutions

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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