Capital One

Sr. Lead - Data Architect

1 week agoRichmond, VA

Locations: VA - Richmond, United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Sr. Lead - Data Architect

Do you have a passion for driving data strategy and architecting solutions that leverage the latest technologies to deliver secure, reliable, resilient and scalable data management platforms? Capital One is seeking an individual contributor Senior Manager level, Data in the Cloud Solutions Architect to transform our data ecosystem.

As a Data Architect for Capital One's People Tech team (HR), you will be responsible for designing and Architecting an integrated and strategic Cloud Solution/ data framework for operational and analytical data needs for HR experiences that align to Enterprise standards. Support the People Tech Management and Product Management in developing a multi-year consolidated HR data strategy and roadmap for new/changed technology solutions, anticipating potential impacts on HR business processes, structures and governance

What we are looking for:

  • Background using multiple data storage technologies including relational, document, key/value, graph and object stores
  • A deep understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of each storage technologies and ability to select the appropriate tool based on use case requirements
  • Hands on experience with AWS Cloud storage technologies including RDS, DynamoDB and S3
  • Ability to design and implement high availability, multi-region data replication for mission critical applications
  • Experience designing and implementing data management solutions that enable Data Quality, Master and Reference Data Management, and Metadata Management.
  • A track record of designing and implementing end-to-end data pipelines supporting both production and analytic use cases
  • Experience designing and implementing event based stream processing solutions using technologies such as Kafka, Kinesis, Spark and Flink
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with internal product and intent owners to help define requirements and outcomes for data-focused initiatives
  • Ability to decompose large problems and execute smaller, manageable bodies of work to demonstrate continuous architecture delivery
  • Ability to communicate complex technical topics and trade-offs to business stakeholders


  • Define the target state architecture for horizontal data services and platforms
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders, peers in Enterprise Architecture and engineering teams.
  • Make and document key architectural decisions for Agile delivery teams
  • Review delivery team designs and assess alignment with target architecture and relevant policies
  • Own design and data governance decisions in partnership with the Divisional Chief Architect and peer architects.
  • Develop standards for publishing, modeling and protecting data

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 8 years of experience in data engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience in data architecture
  • At least 2 years of experience building applications in AWS

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of Financial or Banking experience
  • 3+ years of data modeling experience
  • 2+ years of experience with ontology standards for defining a domain
  • 2+ years of experience using Python, SQL or Scala
  • 1+ year of experience deploying machine learning models
  • TOGAF or CISSP Certified or any equivalent professional Architect Certification.
  • AWS Solution Architect Professional Certification or AWS Big Data Specialty Certified

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

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website. Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

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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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

Client-provided location(s): Richmond, VA, USA; Plano, TX, USA; McLean, VA, USA
Job ID: capital-R167117

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led

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