Director, Software Engineering

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Towers Crescent (12066), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

Director, Software Engineering

Director, Software Engineering

Are you excited by the challenge of solving large-scale FinTech problems through innovative engineering and product management? Do you enjoy solving complex challenges with open source technologies in a fast-paced, collaborative, and creative environment? Are you obsessed about building robust, highly scalable, available enterprise grade platforms that are the heartbeat for delivering high quality products? At the same time have a great feel for a seamless engaging customer experience? You’re at the right place!

We’re looking for an influential engineering leader to provide strategic direction on initiatives with significant bottom line impact. This role provides a considerable opportunity for ingenuity, as this individual will work as a key leader of an exceptionally talented team, to deliver cutting edge innovation at a massive scale.

We are looking for an independent thinker who makes convincing, evidence-based, consensus oriented decisions. The ideal candidate will devise clear roadmaps to fruition and is comfortable thinking strategically and diving deep; a vanguard leader who can identify opportunities and leverage the team to translate them into live solutions.

The Director, Software Engineering role also plays a key role in the development and deployment of innovative big data platforms for advance analytics and data processing. This role defines and builds the data pipelines that will enable faster, better, data-informed decisions-making for Capital One.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with partner teams to integrate existing technologies and surface new requirements
  • Build a highly available, scalable platform with the customer at the center.
  • Work with analysts and product owners to deliver products in an Agile, DevOps, and collaborative environment
  • Grow technical teams, be a caring manager of people, and present to technology & business audiences
  • Provide dependable, customer-oriented support
  • Raise the bar for technical excellence and people management practices
  • Collaborate with product and engineering leadership to construct a product delivery strategy, reasonable roadmaps, and timelines
  • Crisply communicate our strategy, status, and initiatives with partners and engineers and strongly influence positive key outcomes
  • Navigate the organization as necessary to unblock the team and ensure timely delivery
  • Lead the engineering & architecture for resilient cloud-native, data-driven solutions with cutting edge technologies to meet the needs of our organization, users, and internal strategic partners
  • Partner with product management teams to establish product strategy and lead technical teams across the enterprise to enable the vision
  • Work with leaders of other products in the ecosystem to ensure integration patterns are well-understood, well-defined, and well-engineered
  • Evaluate technical products within portfolio for eligibility for inner-sourcing, open sourcing, and commercial monetization
  • Understand design, architecture, code across multiple technologies and provide technical guidance to team members
  • Lead strategy and operational delivery of business critical platforms and services using modern technologies


Who you are
  • Curious. You like to learn new technologies, adapt well to change, and can provide a comprehensive analysis of options.
  • Passionate. You care about growing others and bringing them together around what’s possible.
  • Optimistic. You look for opportunities to improve and don’t dwell on the negative.
  • Communicator. You can communicate complex ideas clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences, your team knows their priorities and so does your manager.
  • Do-er. You have a bias toward action, you try things, and you wear failures as a badge of honor.
  • Fearless. Big, undefined problems don't frighten you.
  • Pride. You take pride in your work and have a high bar. You improve every piece of code you touch.


Basic qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 7 years’ experience in software development
  • At least 5 years’ of experience managing technical teams
  • At least 3 years’ of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud services


Preferred qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • 5+ years’ experience working with Amazon Web Services


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.