Lead Software Engineer - Java Full Stack Tech Lead

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.

Lead Software Engineer - Java Full Stack Tech Lead

Occasionally in your career, an opportunity comes to accomplish something truly unique and spectacular. For about a decade, Capital One credit card has been building best-in-class open-standards based middleware to support our business. We recently made a bold strategic decision to become a trailblazer in both the financial industry and the enterprise technology industry as a whole by declaring that we will reinvent our enterprise using best-in-class open source technology operating in the public cloud.

Our team is looking for a strong Java Engineering Tech Lead to build forward-looking architecture and become an inspiring mentor for technology teams within Capital One. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to leverage a wide range of tools and technologies and act as a key member in leading our teams through modernizing APIs to new platforms.

At Capital One, our Developers utilize Agile Delivery practices and are responsible for end-to-end delivery of micro-services (feature grooming, design, development, testing, and implementation) along with managing and owning the ongoing application maintenance and operations (You Build, You Own).

In this role, as a Java Full Stack Tech Lead, you will be:

  • Working within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full stack of development tools and technologies
  • Continuously improving software engineering practices
  • Building business capabilities on the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Working on application programming interface and building out micro services
  • Leading projects across multiple card technology teams for Capital One
  • Providing enhancements and support on current web services
  • Interacting with on site and offshore teams to get real time updates
  • Bringing a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participating in internal and external technology communities, and mentoring other members of the engineering community
  • Providing senior level support within our core technologies which include: Java, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and micro services
  • Encouraging innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Military Experience
  • At least 10 years of Java Development experience
  • At least 2 years of experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other Cloud technology experience
  • At least 1 year of DevOps experience
  • At least 3 years of experience developing RESTful APIs using either Spring or Jersey framework
  • At least 4 years of experience managing and supporting the full life-cycle of IT development projects


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in one of the following: MS SQL, Oracle, Cassandra, PostgreSQL, No-SQL, MongoDB, or DynamoDB
  • Formal certification in one of the following: Java, Spring, or AWS
  • 5+ years of experience developing RESTful APIs using either Spring or Jersey


Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.


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