Distinguished Architect

Plano 1 (31061), United States of America, Plano, Texas

Distinguished Architect

At Capital One, we believe in the values of Excellence and Doing the Right Thing. We are a technology-oriented company delivering financial products to market through modern technology and constant innovation at a massive scale.

Distinguished Engineers are...
  • Deep technical experts and thought leaders that help accelerate adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices
  • Visionaries, collaborating on Capital One’s toughest issues, to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of our customers and associates
  • Role models and mentors, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community
  • Evangelists, both internally and externally, helping to elevate the Distinguished Engineering community and establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities
  • Leaders who gain the trust and confidence of those around them, from hands on engineers to executives


Whether a member of our engineering or architecture teams, Distinguished Engineers are individual contributors expected to solve problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, and iterative delivery environment. In order to meet these demands, candidates should be influential engineering leaders with deep technology expertise, and a collaborative style that brings others into the decision-making process. Distinguished Engineers will significantly impact the Tech agenda within their organization and devise clear roadmaps to deliver next generation technology solutions across organizational boundaries

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an overall architecture for the domain, in alignment with divisional and enterprise guidelines
  • Look broadly across the domain to ensure consistency in architecture across the domain
  • Collaborate with other domain architects and the divisional architecture team to ensure consistency across multiple domains
  • Identify opportunities for application reuse and consolidation, both within your domain and by providing or consuming capabilities from other domains or lines of business
  • Represent and advocate on behalf of your domain to the larger architecture community, particularly the Divisional Chief Architect and peers in the architecture center of practice
  • Guide the domain architecture team in problem solving activities, ensuring that all voices are heard and understood while driving to timely, realistic solutions
  • Ensure architecture decisions are clearly documented, communicated, and maintained for all initiatives within the domain
  • Promote a culture of engineering excellence and being well-managed, using opportunities to reuse and innersource solutions where possible
  • Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the domain
  • Lead the way in keeping both the technology and the technologists in the domain up-to-date with modern architecture practices
  • Protect against missed opportunities by providing or soliciting diverse points of view on how to solve our problems


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 9 years of experience with application architecture and design patterns
  • At least 7 years of experience with architectural patterns (SOA), building APIs, microservices, event streams, and high throughput systems


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience of working with business leaders on the implications of architectural decisions
  • 4+ years building cloud native architectures, architecting enterprise applications on public cloud platforms and cloud ecosystems (AWS, GCP or Azure)
  • 5+ years experience with DevOps or DevSecOps and building CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, Artifactory, Chef, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation templates, GitHub, and Sonar


Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified 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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Who We Are

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.

Location: Plano, Texas; McLean, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia