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Distinguished Software Engineer

Capital One

This is a Contract position in Wolf Trap, VA posted October 14, 2020.

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

Distinguished Software Engineer

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.

Looking for Engineers who are very passionate about engineering excellence and having a strong customer focus. Ideal candidates would be self motivated, with a keen inquisitive mind and 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 to solve  Capital One’s toughest technology challenges, to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of millions 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

  • Supporters, 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

  • Expeditiously gain the trust and confidence of those around them, from hands on engineers to executives

  • Engineering leaders who are customer focussed, decisive, understand priorities, maintain humility, and value feedback.

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. S/He will significantly impact the Tech agenda within their organization and devise clear roadmaps to deliver next generation technology solutions across organizational boundaries.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop cutting-edge solutions, using existing and emerging technology platforms

  • Leverage sound judgment and problem solving to tackle some of Capital One’s most critical problems and connect the dots to broader implications of the work

  • Build awareness, increase knowledge and drive adoption of modern data technologies and data architecture patterns, sharing customer and engineering benefits to gain buy-in

  • Strike the right balance between lending expertise and providing an inclusive environment where others’ ideas can be heard and championed; leverage expertise to grow skills in the broader Capital One team

  • 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 enterprise, at all levels of the organization

  • Operate as a trusted advisor for a specific technology, platform or capability domain, helping to shape use cases and implementation in an integrated manner

  • Be the guiding force for stakeholders in design and architecture discussions, helping the engineering teams make key technology choices, and staying associated with the use case through its development lifecycle  

  • Lead the way in creating next-generation talent for Tech, mentoring internal talent and actively recruiting external talent to bolster Capital One’s Tech talent

  • Keen understanding of Conversational AI powered virtual assistants

  • Bring in a larger context to 100+ software teams across multiple lines of business and guide their architecture evolution in response to business changes

  • Operate in a cutting edge cloud-native, microservices-driven architecture

  • Familiarity with Javascript Frameworks and libraries like React, Angular 8. Voice related technologies and ML with Python

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 8 years of software development, solutions architect, or architect experience

  • At least 8 years of experience designing, developing, and architecting enterprise systems 

  • At least 7 years of experience in application architecture, design patterns, and cloud technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters’ Degree

  • AWS Solutions Architect Certification

  • 10+ years of experience with architectural patterns, building APIs, microservices, event streams, and high throughput systems 

  • 10+ years architecting highly scalable and reliable back-end systems in production

  • 6+ years building cloud native architectures, architecting enterprise applications on public cloud platforms and cloud ecosystems including AWS, GCP or Azure

  • 2+ years experience leveraging DevOps and building CI/CD pipelines using tools like 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.