Principal Software Engineer

Wright Brothers (51050), United States of America, Seattle, Washington

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.

Principal Software Engineer
Principal Software Engineer, Capital One Investing

Capital One (yes, the “what’s in your wallet?” company!) is rethinking the way the world approaches personal investing. We’re experimenting, innovating, and delivering breakthrough experiences for 65 million customers. We love to be curious, to dream, and ask “What if?” Oh, and we love to write code.

As a Capital One Investing software engineer, you'll work on everything from customer-facing web and mobile applications, to highly-available, highly-scalable micro-services, to back-end systems with sophisticated data pipelines. All on the cloud!

You will drive design, implementation, testing, and release in an agile environment, using modern methodologies and open source tools. Whether a new feature or a bug fix, you will lead your work and deliver the most elegant and scalable solutions, all while learning and growing your skills. Most importantly, you’ll work and collaborate with a nimble, autonomous, cross-functional team of makers, breakers, doers, and disruptors who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs.

The person we're looking for:

  • has a sense of intellectual curiosity and a burning desire to learn
  • is self-driven, actively looks for ways to contribute, and knows how to get things done
  • is deliriously customer-focused
  • values data and truth over ego
  • has a strong sense of engineering craftsmanship, takes pride in the code they write
  • believes that good software development includes good testing, good documentation, and good collaboration
  • has great communication and reasoning skills, including the ability to make a strong case for technology choices

You might notice that there’s no mention of specific languages or technologies. That’s because your commitment to learn new things is every bit as important to us as what you have already done. Maybe even more so because we don’t want to be doing the same thing tomorrow that we’re doing today. You accept change, want to grow, and evolve into a better member of the team. But just in case, here are some buzzword-worthy tools and technologies we currently use, so the search engines can help you find us: Agile, DevOps, AWS, Docker, micro-services, API, iOS, Android, Go, Java, Scala, Clojure, C#

Basic Qualifications:

  • at least 5 years of experience in software development

This is a senior-level position located in Seattle, WA. 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 in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected 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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For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to [email protected]

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).


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