Ab Initio Engineer

West Creek 6 (12076), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

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.

Ab Initio Engineer

Capital One (yes, the "what's in your wallet?" company!) is rethinking the way the world approaches banking. We're experimenting, innovating, and delivering breakthrough experiences for 65 million customers. We love to be curious, to dream, and ask "What if?" Oh, and we love to write code. Not to brag, but we're also a great place to work!

As a Capital One Ab Initio Data Engineer, you will develop fast data to personalize experiences for our customers. Whether a new feature or a bug fix, you will lead your work and deliver the most elegant and scalable solutions, all while learning and growing your skills. Most importantly, you'll work and collaborate with a nimble, autonomous, cross-functional team of makers, breakers, doers, and disruptors who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs.

The Position:

This Ab Initio Data Engineer role will provide technical support for a large data movement platform at Capital One and assist in efforts to re-host data movement processing to the cloud. Associates in this role will have the opportunity to learn new skills and gain hands-on experience with leading-edge technologies.

The Responsibilities:

This role is interactive in nature, requiring communication with IT partners and our internal technical customers. Project involvement working with project managers, developers, testers, sys-admins, and infrastructure resources is also expected. Successful candidates serve as Subject Matter Experts for Ab Initio administration, EME administration, Unix scripting, AWS, and emerging Open source technologies. Must be able to quantify, communicate and deliver against measured milestones independently or part of a team.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years' experience as an Ab Initio admin, EME admin, Key admin, or working with Co-op installation
  • At least 5 years' experience in Initio Code promotion, branching, and merging
  • At least 5 years' experience in Ab Initio Co-Operating system and environment setup
  • At least 3 years' experience in UNIX Shell scripting or Korn Shell
  • At least 3 years' experience in Infrastructure or platform support
  • At least 1 year of experience in Cloud Ecosystem or hold a AWS certification


Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1+ year experience developing ETL applications
  • Knowledge of Hadoop
  • Working knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • 1+ year experience developing with distributed processing systems such as Spark and Kafka


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


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