Senior Software Engineer - Innovation

101 Post Street (61057), United States of America, San Francisco, California

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 Software Engineer - Innovation

Capital One Labs – San FranciscoSenior Software Engineer - Innovation

About Labs

At Capital One Labs, our focus is research and innovation for the larger organization. Labs operates like an accelerator program with dozens of projects in motion at any given time. We are a design driven innovation group that directly engages with our customers, our colleagues and our senior leaders to discover all the various ways we can enhance the consumer experience. As a team, we come to work every day looking to build digital experiences that are genuine, bold and have amazing customer impact. Translation, we all really love our jobs.

What you'll be doing

At Labs you'll improve, iterate and reimagine Capital One's existing platforms with the next generation of tools, features and products. We are looking for innovators that are excited to explore various languages and frameworks. We are looking for investigators that can quickly understand other engineering team's products. We are looking for explorers that are able to discover how our solutions can interact with those products.

Our team is growing and we're looking for senior software engineers who lead by doing, have a passion for solving problems and value communication & collaboration above all else.

What We Are Looking For

  • Excellent communicator and comfortable speaking with non-engineers
  • Help your team to prototype innovative mobile & web applications
  • Design and implement fast and efficient heterogeneous data solutions featuring horizontally scalable technologies using open source technologies
  • Familiarity with data mining, machine learning and big data paradigms
  • Participate in peer code reviews
  • Experiment with new tools and technologies
  • Be an owner and a champion for engineering quality, performance and integrity

Basic Qualifications

  • At least 6 years delivering service oriented architecture solutions (SOA, Microservices) using RESTful or GraphQL APIs
  • At least 2 years working with any JavaScript frontend framework (AngularJS, ReactJS, EmberJS, VueJS)
  • At least 2 years of experience working with a minimum of three technology stacks (Ruby, Python, Scala, Go, JavaScript, nodeJS, Clojure, Java, PHP, .NET, Swift, Kotlin)
  • CS fundamentals required (algorithms, data structures, best practices)

We'd see it as a bonus if you have any of these skills:

  • Experience with any of the following: TensorFlow, R, Julia, Objective C, C/C++
  • Enjoy working with several frameworks (Django, Flask, Rails, Sinatra, Falcon, Play, Shogun, Apache Spark, Sails, HapiJS, Oryx 2, etc)
  • Deploying in a cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, Google, Heroku)
  • FinTech experience
  • You find great joy in writing tests

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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