Master Software Engineer, Data

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.

Master Software Engineer, Data

As a Capital One Data Engineer, you'll be part of an Agile team dedicated to breaking the norm and pushing the limits of continuous improvement and innovation. You will participate in detailed technical design, development and implementation of applications using existing and emerging technology platforms. Working within an Agile environment, you will provide input into architectural design decisions, develop code to meet story acceptance criteria, and ensure that the applications we build are always available to our customers. You'll have the opportunity to mentor other engineers and develop your technical knowledge and skills to keep your mind and our business on the cutting edge of technology. At Capital One, we have seas of big data and rivers of fast data.

Who you are:

  • You yearn to be part of cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering world-class solutions on an aggressive schedule
  • Someone who is not intimidated by challenges; thrives even under pressure; is passionate about their craft; and hyper focused on delivering exceptional results
  • You love to learn new technologies and mentor junior engineers to raise the bar on your team
  • It would be awesome if you have a robust portfolio on Github and / or open source contributions you are proud to share
  • Passionate about intuitive and engaging user interfaces, as well as new/emerging concepts and techniques.

The Job:

  • Collaborating as part of a cross-functional Agile team to create and enhance software that enables state of the art, next generation Big Data & Fast Data applications
  • Building efficient storage for structured and unstructured data
  • Developing and deploying distributed computing Big Data applications using Open Source frameworks like Apache Spark, Apex, Flink, Nifi, Storm and Kafka on AWS Cloud
  • Utilizing programming languages like Java, Scala, Python and Open Source RDBMS and NoSQL databases and Cloud based data warehousing services such as Redshift
  • Utilizing Hadoop modules such as YARN & MapReduce, and related Apache projects such as Hive, Hbase, Pig, and Cassandra
  • Leveraging DevOps techniques and practices like Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Test Automation, Build Automation and Test Driven Development to enable the rapid delivery of working code utilizing tools like Jenkins, Maven, Nexus, Chef, Terraform, Ruby, Git and Docker
  • Performing unit tests and conducting reviews with other team members to make sure your code is rigorously designed, elegantly coded, and effectively tuned for performance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in data warehousing / analytics
  • At least 4 years of experience in open source programming languages for large scale data analysis
  • At least 3 years of Java development for modern data engineering
  • At least 3 years of data modeling development
  • At least 1 year of experience working with cloud data capabilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or PhD
  • 5+ years Java development experience
  • 4+ years of experience in Python, Scala, or R for large scale data analysis
  • 4+ years' experience with Relational Database Systems and SQL (PostgreSQL or Redshift)
  • 4+ years of UNIX/Linux experience
  • 2+ years of Agile engineering experience
  • 2+ years of experience with the Hadoop Stack
  • 2+ years of experience with Cloud computing (AWS)
  • 1+ years of experience with supervised machine learning

What we have:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Convenient office locations
  • Generous salary and merit-based pay incentives
  • A startup mindset with the wallet of a top 10 bank
  • Monthly innovation challenges dedicated to test driving cutting edge technologies
  • Your choice of equipment (MacBook/PC, iPhone/Android Device)

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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