Senior Director, Software Engineering - Risk Management

7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, Tysons, 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.

Senior Director, Software Engineering - Risk Management

Capital One is completely reimagining our risk management ecosystem. As our company, and the world around us, moves increasingly towards automated AI-driven processes and user experiences, maintaining effective and equally automated governance processes that are proactively integrated into our enterprise technology capabilities is a top imperative. We are looking for a team member who can accelerate our move to open source technologies, microservices, and machine learning-enabled risk management products.

As a Capital One Sr Director of Software Engineering you'll be at the center of some of our most high-impact and challenging problems. You'll report to the Divisional CIO for Risk Management, and be responsible for designing cutting-edge solutions utilizing microservice architectures and open source frameworks implemented in the cloud, working with various technologies: Java, Spark, relational databases, ML, API development, and AWS/Cloud Infrastructure to name a few. We're building software products and services, but the right candidate is someone who recognizes that ultimately data is at the heart of everything we do, and who is passionate mentoring a great group of engineers. We're looking for someone who welcomes challenges and is hyper-focused on delivering exceptional results to internal business partners while engaging effectively in a team environment.

The Job:

  • Work across our Technology, Design, Product, and end-user organizations to develop and execute strategies and roadmaps that enable a modern approach to managing risk for the organization
  • Build and lead high-performing agile teams of 60+ data and software engineers
  • Manage the client portfolios for all of our credit risk products and capabilities, collaborating closely at senior executive levels to prioritize and plan investments, and to problem solve
  • Own engineering for a set of internally-built products that are actively shipping new features, and partner closely with data science end users to build fit-for-purpose environments & optimize model execution
  • Drive integration between these products and our newly transformed data ecosystem; lead local migration efforts to adopt new enterprise technologies for event-based, streaming, and big/unstructured data paradigms
  • Provide oversight for budgets and commitments, and manage technology risks and issues
  • Inspire a transformative engineering culture that attracts top talent to the team


Your Interests:
  • You ponder over what drove your streaming music service's algorithms to accurately predict that you'd like the song you're listening to. You follow Hilary Mason on Twitter. Nate Silver asks you who's going to win the next election. You love data
  • You often identify risks other people don't; but you're more likely to question what size the glass is than to view it as half empty
  • You yearn to be part of cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering world-class solutions on an aggressive schedule
  • You love leading teams of highly talented engineers, strive to help others build their skills and achieve their career goals
  • Humor and fun are a natural part of who you are


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 7 years of experience in Software Engineering practices
  • At least 7 years of experience in leading client engagements
  • At least 7 years of experience in People Management


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Management of Info Systems / Technology
  • Experience with the full AWS stack, microservice architectures, and technologies like Hadoop, Python, & Spark
  • Background in agile software development and Scaled Agile frameworks
  • 5 years of experience working as, or directly with, data scientists responsible for developing sophisticated models
  • Prior experience building GRC software solutions on a modern stack
  • Familiarity with CCAR, CECL and other relevant regulatory oversight frameworks
  • MS/MBA, ITIL, Six Sigma, Lean


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


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