Software Quality Engineer (Data)

Regents Place (95001), United Kingdom, London, London

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.

Software Quality Engineer (Data)

Data is fundamental to how Capital One operates, and it is vital that the data we have is available to those who need it quickly, clearly and without barriers. By allowing our data scientists and owners to quickly review, analyse and dive into the data we collect - as we collect it - we allow them to provide not only great service to our customers, but also great tools and experiences to everyone within Capital One.

As a Software Developer in Quality Engineering you will have a passion for delivering high quality systems. You will play a critically important role in our data engineering teams. You'll be a part the feature delivery planning process and working directly with the developers to deliver innovative, best in class software for our customers.

Specific Responsibilities and Experience

We're looking for the best and the skills below are only a guide to what we're looking for. If you don't meet all the requirements but think this role is for you, we'd like to hear from you.

Main Responsibilities

  • Working as part of a self-organised data engineering team to deliver tools and technology as needed
  • Improve yours and your peers' knowledge and skills in development and programming methodologies
  • Your designs will include identifying user scenarios, establishing quality criteria and building test automation harnesses that will allow complex testing to be performed for the tools provided by our data engineering team. Tests will need to be written for integratation and end-to-end level.
  • You'll also conduct research on emerging technologies to analyse systems, decompose complicated software systems and design strategies to test them, building advanced and automated test suites to exercise our ground breaking products.
  • You will provide high quality reporting on product readiness and verify proper testing coverage and procedures both independently and collectively in a team environment.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience of database technologies such as SQL and NoSQL on multiple projects
  • Proficient knowledge in one or more of the following languages: SQL, Java, Python, Ruby, etc.
  • Proficient with data structures, algorithms, and systems architecture
  • General understanding of databases
  • Experience with testing practices, processes and artefact creation, and user acceptance testing.
  • A strong desire to learn new techniques and processes
  • Knowledge of estimation and task breakdown along with long term planning in an agile environment
  • Knowledge of DVCS tools such as Git or Mercurial
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Beneficial Experience

  • History of working with NoSQL databases like MongoDB
  • Experience of using Chef and Troposphere for configuration and system management
  • Background of working with multiple data scientists and architects
  • Development experience using ATDD or BDD
  • Experience of working with various Cloud technologies like AWS, Google Cloud, etc.

About Capital One

Changing banking for good is not an idle statement, it's our core vision and applies to everything we do. For us, it's a no brainer. A happy customer is a loyal customer. By bringing innovation, simplicity, and, most importantly, humanity to the financial services industry we will succeed in delivering this mission. We are transforming ourselves into a FinTech company.

Capital One has been voted the Best Workplace for the last 3 years and we're also recognised for our work in treating customer fairly. We have two development centres; Nottingham and London and in these we are delivering the next big things that will help our customers succeed.

We'd like you to be part of it.

Your influence will extend far beyond the immediate team. Working with product owners and designers, the innovative and creative side to your personality will shine through. Ever the problem-solver, your data-driven approach to solution design makes you the strongest advocate of our customers.

We offer a very competitive rewards package, a great pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance. You can look forward to a host of other benefits including cycle to work and season ticket loans.

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at


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