Senior Software Engineer - Spark/Scala

McLean 2 (19052), 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 Software Engineer - Spark/Scala

As a Senior Software Engineer at Capital One, you'll work on everything from customer-facing web applications using cutting-edge open source frameworks, to dockerized RESTful microservices, to streaming applications, powered by Spark or AWS managed services. You'll bring experience in emerging and traditional technologies such as: Java, Python, Scala, AngularJS, REST, CSS, NoSQL / Relational databases, Spark, DevOps, and AWS Cloud Infrastructure to name a few.

This position will support Second Look, which is one of our highly-regarded customer products that generates real-time payment insights. Second Look keeps customers informed about their spending, to include alerts on potentially unwanted charges or unusual charges on their account, provides an easy path to resolution, and helps customers proactively manage expenditures. Driven by Big Data technologies and Machine Learning algorithms, this intelligent insight generator gives customers peace of mind by providing a second set of eyes on their transactions.

You will:

  • Work with product owners to understand desired application capabilities
  • Continuously improve software engineering practices by adapting innovative ways
  • Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies
  • Lead the craftsmanship, availability, resilience, and scalability of your solutions
  • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology communities, and mentor other members of the engineering community
  • Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree or military experience
  • At least 2 years of software development experience with Scala or Spark
  • At least 2 years of software development experience with Microservices


Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience with AWS
  • 5+ years of experience with the analysis and development of distributed applications
  • 2+ years of experience with Spark Streaming
  • 3+ years of experience with Java, Spring framework
  • 2+ years of experience with Cassandra
  • 2+ years of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) experience
  • 2+ years of experience with Angular, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
  • 2+ years working in an Agile environment
  • 1+ years of Docker container experience


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


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