Technology Lead/Sr. Manager Software Engineering

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.

Technology Lead/Sr. Manager Software Engineering

Are you an expert of building Reactive Architecture? Do you have strong opinions about CAP theorem and consistency models? Can you explain and debate the intersection between great DX, HATEOAS and URI design? Do you thrive in a high-energy atmosphere that is constantly innovating with relentless focus on customer to build scalable resilient software with automation and continuous delivery? If you answered "yes" to these questions then we are eager to hear from you.

At Capital One, we think big and do big things. We are a Top-10 bank by deposits, a high-tech company, scientific laboratory, and a nationally recognized brand all in one that reaches tens of millions of consumers. Capital One is seeking an experienced Technology Lead/Manager to lead and own work-streams for critical business initiatives in our financial services businesses, including our Rewards business. You'll work on everything from customer-facing web and mobile applications using cutting-edge Open Source frameworks, to highly-available RESTful services, to back-end Java based systems. We're looking for talented Senior Managers who are well-versed in emerging and traditional technologies which may include: Java, REST, Spark, Cassandra NoSQL databases, and AWS/Cloud Infrastructure.

What you'll do:

  • Lead one or more agile teams with people leadership responsibility
  • Work with product owners to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios
  • Continuously improve software engineering practices
  • 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


Here's what you'll need to be successful:
  • You have full Stack hands-on expertise: Java, RESTful API, Micro-service & Reactive Architecture
  • You are experienced / Contributor in Open Source software: Apache Cassandra, Spark, Kafka, In-memory processing, Stream processing
  • You have a passion for shipping software in quick iterations: Test driven development & CI/CD & you are an Agilist
  • You are experienced to operate in an elastic cloud infrastructure such as AWS.
  • You have a passion to build a high performing engineering team.
  • You thrive well in an environment of innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or military experience
  • At least 5 years' experience in full-stack development utilizing Java and API's
  • At least 4 years' experience developing REST APIs
  • At least 2 years' of people leadership experience
  • At least 2 years' experience in developing applications using AWS


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark or other distributed databases
  • 3+ years' experience hands-on coaching and development of software engineers
  • 4+ years' experience with distributed technologies including one of the following: Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, or Apache Cassandra.
  • Experience with Microservices Architecture
  • Experience with Machine Learning or AI
  • Experience in DevOps and Automation using CICD tools and processes (Jenkins, Maven, Ansible, Artemis)
  • Experience in serverless architecture in AWS or other cloud platforms


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


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