Director, Distinguished Engineer (Remote Eligible)

Capital One Remote
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November 12, 2022
Capital One
Leesburg, Virginia
Locations: VA - McLean, United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director, Distinguished Engineer (Remote Eligible)

At Capital One, we believe in the values of Excellence and Doing the Right Thing. We are a technology-oriented company delivering financial products to market through modern technology and constant innovation at a massive scale.

We are looking for Engineers who are passionate about engineering excellence and have a strong customer focus. Ideal candidates would be self-motivated, with a keen inquisitive mind and are

  • Deep technical experts and thought leaders that help accelerate adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices;

  • Visionaries collaborating to solve Capital One's toughest technology challenges, while delivering on business needs that directly impact the lives of millions of our customers and associates;

  • Role models and mentors helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community; and,

  • Supporters, both internally and externally, helping to elevate the Distinguished Engineering community and establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities.

Distinguished Engineers are individual contributors expected to solve problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, and iterative delivery environment. In order to meet these demands, candidates should be influential engineering leaders with deep technology expertise, and a collaborative style that brings others into the decision-making process.

This position, Director, Distinguished Engineer, is within the Cloud Enablement organization, supporting CloudX, which is our award-winning suite of tools for cloud cost tracking and optimization. We drive standards and solutions and help engineering teams across Capital One make best use of cloud resources while saving millions of dollars annually. We are also heavily involved in the FinOps community working with industry partners to shape the FinOps best practices. Responsibilities will include:

  • Define and drive strategy for enterprise Cloud architecture best practices and standards to maximize cloud use efficiency

  • Influence engineering practices across the enterprise to maximize benefits of operating in the cloud including spend efficiency, resiliency, security, and increased speed to market for features.

  • Seek out inefficiencies of enterprise cloud usage and patterns and define modern solutions that incorporates cloud best practices

Capital One is open to hiring a Remote Employee for this opportunity.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • At least 7 years' of software development experience using at least one of the following: Java, Go, Angular

  • At least 3 years' of experience with Open Source RDBMS

  • At least 3 years' of experience with Container Orchestration services (Docker, Kubernetes)

  • At least 3 years' of experience with public cloud technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters' Degree in STEM

  • AWS Solutions Architect Certification - Professional

  • Published technical blogs and presented in internal/external conferences

  • 10+ years of software development experience architecting & delivering enterprise platform solutions

  • 7+ years of AWS Architecture experience

  • 4+ years of experience developing applications in AWS

  • 2+ years with data analytics and modeling

  • 1+ years of experience with cloud financial management

  • 1+ year experience with AWS financial management services (Ex: AWS Compute Optimizer)

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

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

Location is New York City

- $260,592 and $307,440 for Distinguished Engineer

Location is Colorado

- $220,854 and $260,558 for Distinguished Engineer

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate's offer letter.

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 ; 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).

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