Senior Manager, Solution Architecture

    • McLean, VA

7900 Westpark Drive (12131), 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.

Senior Manager, Solution Architecture

Solution Architect - CapitalOne Architecture


  • Perform hands-on architecture and solution design for software applications used by Capital One's millions of customers and thousands of internal workforce users at scale on public cloud infrastructure
  • Provide technical leadership to the design, development, testing and implementation of solutions to crucial business problems through thoughtful use of modern technology across areas such as:
    • Customer Identity (mobile, web)
    • Integration & Messaging services (RESTful APIs, Kafka data streams, file-based data exchange)
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • DevOps/CI-CD tooling
    • Open Standards such as oAuth2, OIDC, FIDO2
    • IAM technologies
    • Authorization
    • Fraud prevention
  • Prepare and present potential technical solutions and advise business and product owners on the technical and business value of proposals, including appropriate tradeoffs, risks and opportunities
  • Guide development teams towards performant and secure application architectures
  • Collaborate with development teams to create proof of concept implementations of architecturally significant features
  • Influence decision making by leaders across Technology and Product organizations to maximize long-term investment
  • Review, analyze and evaluate market, business and project requirements to design the most appropriate end-to-end technology solutions
  • Work with software engineers, product owners and subject matter experts to understand complex technological and business environments and produce integrated end-to-end solution options
  • Build and maintain relationships with executives, technical leaders, product owners, architects and other stakeholders to influence investment that reuse shared capabilities and apply defined patterns across teams
  • Actively develop and maintain expertise on cutting edge technology, standards, protocols and tools in areas relevant to the rapidly changing environment at Capital One

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 8 years of experience in full life-cycle software engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience in Identity and Access Management
  • At least 3 years of experience in software or solutions architecture
  • At least 3 years of experience developing software in Java, NodeJS, Python or Go
  • At least 1 years of experience working in an Agile development environment
  • At least 1 years of experience in designing and developing cloud-native applications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • 3+ years of experience with Information Security at the policy, architecture or implementation level
  • 3+ years of working with and contributing to open source technologies

At this time, Capital One will consider sponsoring a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

Capital One is a nationally recognized and high-tech business banking company, offering better customized consumer and commercial lending and deposit financial services.

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