Data Scientist, Big Data Academy

McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, 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.

Data Scientist, Big Data Academy

At Capital One, data is at the center of everything we do. When we launched as a startup we disrupted the credit card industry by individually personalizing every credit card offer using statistical modeling and the relational database, cutting edge technology in 1988! Fast-forward a few years, and this little innovation and our passion for data has skyrocketed us to a Fortune 200 company and a leader in the world of data-driven decision-making.

As a Data Scientist at Capital One, you'll be part of a team that's leading the next wave of disruption at a whole new scale, using the latest in distributed computing technologies and operating across billions and billions of customer transactions to unlock the big opportunities that help everyday people save money, time and agony in their financial lives.

As part of the Big Data Academy, you will join the team transforming analytical capabilities across Capital One.

On any given day you'll be:

  • Developing tools to help SME's rapidly create and deploy new training curriculum
  • Building and supporting applications and infrastructure related to the Big Data Academy team, our learners, and our contributors
  • Analyzing learner data to identify content that is out of date, confusing, or broken

The Ideal Candidate will be:

  • Comfortable translating common analytical patterns across a variety of tools
  • Passionate about teaching and helping others change the way they work; bias towards real time problem solving, pair programming, answering questions in online forums
  • Patient and able to convey technical concepts to diverse audiences
  • A voracious reader who identifies new and thought-provoking content relevant to our audience

Twenty-five years after Capital One was started it's still led by its founder. Be ready to join a community of the smartest people you've ever met, who see the customer first, and want to use their data skills to make a difference.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 1 year experience in open source programming languages for large scale data analysis
  • At least 1 year experience with machine learning
  • At least 1 year experience with relational databases

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or PhD
  • At least 1 year experience working with AWS
  • At least 3 years' experience in Python
  • At least 3 years' experience with machine learning
  • At least 3 years' experience with SQL

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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