Director of Software Engineering

114 5th Ave (22114), United States of America, New York, New York

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 of Software Engineering

Are you a technology leader that thrives in a vibrant, innovative and collaborative environment? As a Director of Software Engineering at Capital One, you'll work on everything from customer-facing web and mobile applications using cutting-edge open source frameworks, to highly-available RESTful services, to back-end Java based systems. You'll bring solid experience in emerging and traditional technologies such as: iOS, Android, Python, AngularJS, Nodejs, REST, JSON, XML, HTML / HTML5, CSS, relational databases, machine learning, and AWS/Cloud Infrastructure to name a few. You will lead the technical design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform applications, and will have the opportunity to remain in a hands-on engineering role, writing beautiful code, while also providing functional and technical leadership, and mentoring software engineers on complex and high priority technology projects.

We are looking for world-class engineering leaders who take a hands-on approach, e.g.,

  • who plan/build/ship/run app features and services themselves,
  • who participate in meaningful code reviews and approval of PRs,
  • who earn the respect of their colleagues and are passionate about mentoring, guiding, and developing world-class engineers and teams,
  • and who foster a culture of continuous improvement, effective collaboration, and velocity.

Does this sound like you? Are you excited to build software that matters to millions of people and improves their daily lives? Capital One is a technology-driven company with a mission to change banking for good. We make banking fit the way people live (not the other way around). We build software and systems to deliver simple, useful, and delightful experiences that improve people's everyday financial lives.

Capital One is currently reimagining the way people manage money together -- how human relationships create unique opportunities for innovation in financial services. By focusing on specific customer segments, we can build solutions that fit effortlessly into people's daily lives and make a lasting impact. Think parents, kids, extended families, and friends -- and then consider the many ways money weaves in and out of those relationships. It is this intersection of people, relationships, and money that we see significant opportunity to build great software.

If this is exciting to you, we'd love to chat and explore how you can help us lead mobile and full-stack software engineering at Capital One.


  • Own the technical design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform applications
  • Drive tactical delivery for multiple engineering teams, through full-stack leadership of mobile iOS and Android, web, orchestration layer, API, software release automation, and site reliability engineers
  • Work with business partners, architects, and other groups to identify technical and functional needs of systems, and determine priority of needs
  • Partner with other departments like Product Management, API engineers, Security and Operations to regularly ship new releases
  • Ensure adherence to defined development life cycle, good software design practices, and Architecture strategy and intent
  • Partner with designers, product managers, and customers to understand the scope of work, priorities, and requirements for development
  • Enforce company policies in areas of development methodology, architecture, security, change and configuration management, compliance, and HR
  • Analyze, define and document requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, hardware and operating system environment
  • Coordinate coding, testing, implementation and documentation of solutions
  • Responsible for key system design and integration decisions; and for communicating decisions to individuals implementing the system
  • Use of multiple languages preferred

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 8 years of experience in hands-on software development, including development of APIs.
  • At least 5 years of experience designing large scale, cloud based applications
  • At least 4 years of experience leading software engineering and/or mobile development teams
  • At least 3 years of experience in mobile development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree or Military experience
  • 5+ years experience with software release automation
  • 5+ years experience delivering software using continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment principles
  • 3+ years of experience designing micro services architectures
  • 2+ years of experience with Docker/containers
  • 2+ years of experience working with cloud automation management in AWS
  • 1+ year of experience working with Kubernetes

This is a senior-level position located in New York City, NY. It is permanent and full-time, beginning as soon as we find the right person.

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new 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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