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Senior Director, Cloud Engineering

Capital One

This is a Full-time position in CHRISTIANA, DE posted June 9, 2021.

1750 Tysons (12023), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Director, Cloud Engineering

Senior Director, Cloud Engineering

Are you excited by the challenge of solving large-scale tech problems through innovative engineering? Do you enjoy solving complex challenges using modern cloud technologies and open source in a fast-paced, collaborative, and creative environment? Do you have the skills to identify emerging technology advancements and figure out how to harness them to improve agility, and reduce complexity and cost across a large organization? If so, you’re at the right place! 

We’re looking for an influential engineering leader to lead our Retail Bank’s cloud engineering team, and partner across the enterprise to set the strategic direction on initiatives with significant impact. This role provides a considerable opportunity for ingenuity, as this individual will work as a key leader and an exceptionally talented team, to drive the cloud engineering strategy of our Retail Bank.

We are looking for an independent thinker who makes convincing, evidence-based, consensus oriented decisions. The ideal candidate is comfortable thinking strategically and diving deep, and is able to clearly articulate a strategy and the means required to implement it. A vanguard leader who can identify opportunities and leverage the team to translate them into live solutions.

What you will need to bring for this position:

  • A proven passion for building, leading high performing teams in the software development and architecture space

  • A servant leader that has a history of creating a safe space and inclusive environment fostering diverse views and approaches from the team, coaching and mentoring them to thrive in a dynamic workplace

  • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology and open source products

  • A real passion for building highly resilient, scalable and available platforms, rich reusable foundational capabilities and seamless developer experience while focusing on strategic vision and technology roadmap delivery in an MVP / iterative fast paced approach.  

  • Ability to collaborate with various partners in the tech and startup ecosystems

  • The ability to seed and extend innovation into the greater organization to develop key talent, consistent with that of a leading technology company

  • Technical Leadership: the ability to inspire your teammates to think outside the box as they deliver high quality software solutions

  • Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best application engineering talent.

  • Innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving

  • Ability to provide a logical framework to support conclusions and ideas.

  • Great attitude, team player and energy amplifier. Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and technologies

  • Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in ways such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers, thereby building strong partnerships, consensus and alignment.


  • Provide hands-on technical leadership to a dynamic team of architects and distinguished engineers.

  • Co-create a strategic vision, direction and patterns for COF Retail Bank’s cloud architecture and identify the path to fine tune and prove said strategy. 

  • Collaborate with architects, other teams, product owners, and software engineers to ensure that the proposed direction and patterns addresses the organization’s needs and provide significant value.

  • Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills to interact and build strong partnerships across organizational boundaries. 

  • Influence with a strong positive attitude: Drive consensus across cross functional leaders and teams

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment

  • Conduct design and architecture review to ensure compliance with standards

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • At least 9 years’ experience with Software Development and architecture

  • At least 7 years of people management experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience experience with a public cloud (AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • 10+ years in inspiring, coaching and growing highly performing software engineering teams

  • 5+ years’ experience working with Amazon Web Services

  • 5+ years’ experience in enterprise scalable web application development

  • 5+ years’ experience leading highly available internet facing customer application development

  • Experience with building modern applications using microservices based architecture, streaming platforms

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

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