Director, Enterprise Architect

West Creek 8 (12080), 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.

Director, Enterprise Architect

Director of Enterprise Architecture

Do you have a passion for architecting software solutions that leverage the latest technologies to deliver secure, reliable, resilient and scalable solutions? Capital One is seeking a Director of Enterprise Architecture to lead, manage, mentor, and build an extremely talented team of software architects to deliver game changing solutions for our growing digital business. Candidate must have the ability to attract, recruit and lead the industry's best talent and simultaneously have the technical chops to ensure we are building compelling, customer oriented solutions in an agile environment.

Acting as an internal consultant to the business, the ideal candidate will architect and design solutions that are strategic for the business and build on the latest technologies and patterns. Utilizing in-depth knowledge of infrastructure, open source technologies and software engineering, you will develop the strategy, achieve business and engineering buy-in, and monitor execution toward the target architecture.

We are looking for an Architect with a broad understanding of Technology and how it can be applied to move our financial solutions forward. Candidates should possess deep knowledge across technologies and have a strong background in software engineering. The architect will need to understand the technologies supporting areas such as:

  • Cloud Computing (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • MicroServices
  • Streaming Technologies
  • Integration Patterns
  • Open Source Software

Responsibilities include:

  • Defining technical software architectures to drive our business and technology strategies
  • Managing and mentoring a team of Software Architects
  • Providing business, application and technology consulting in feasibility discussions with technology team members and business partners
  • Defining, executing and continuously improving our internal software architecture processes
  • Being a technology thought leader and strategist

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • At least 2 years of experience in Software Architecture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Computer Science or similar field
  • 10 years' experience as a Software Engineer
  • 5 years' experience in Application Architecture
  • Very strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proven ability to champion an idea and bring a group to consensus
  • Proven ability to set technical strategy, applying an in-depth understanding of the business strategy governing that area
  • Excellent problem solving skills involving complex and ambiguous issues

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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