Director, Enterprise Arch
McLean , Virginia
February 08, 2017
1750 Tysons (12023), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director, Enterprise Arch


Do you want to be a leader in the transformation to next generation data technology? Are you charged by the thought of spearheading the build-out of a world class enterprise Big Data and Streaming Data architecture? Do you enjoy solving complex business problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, and iterative working environment? If this excites you, then keep reading. Capital One – a top 10 US bank that is on a quest to use technology to bring ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking – is seeking a seasoned leader to direct our team of passionate and innovative Data Architects as they embark on a journey to embrace Big-Data, Streaming Data and Cloud based data technologies across the enterprise. In this role, you’ll use your experience in building and leading high-performing teams to create the strategy, develop the roadmap, design solutions and guide delivery teams to enable our next generation of Enterprise Data capabilities. Capital One is passionate about data – it drives our everyday lives. Capital One’s Enterprise Data Architecture organization works in tandem with business and technology leaders to set the direction for how we improve reporting, analytics and decision making throughout Capital One. As a Director in Enterprise Data Architecture, the ideal candidate will directly impact enterprise-level objectives, priority setting and capability enablement. You will work to determine Capital One’s data architecture strategy, including optimal use of technologies, innovation approaches to solving business needs and responsible management of data integrity and quality. You will communicate with directors and executives, mentor technical staff, build high-performing teams and partner with leading / cutting edge technology vendors to ensure SLA standards are met.

• Build and lead high-performing, agile team focused on Data Architecture

• Drive incremental progress towards the target architecture

• Act as the Product Owner for critical Data Architecture initiatives

• Develop and mentor individuals and teams

• Steer our data integration and processing strategic direction

• Lead in the adoption and migration to new data technologies for unstructured, streaming and high volume data

• Provide senior level technical direction to application development teams working on complex or data intensive projects

• Solve for how we address important organization data management needs

• Provide oversight and manage technology risks and issues Your experience probably includes a few of these, and you’re ready to continue learning:

• BS in Computer Science or related field, or professional experience in either designing architectures or developing software for enterprise data management

• Experience building, motivating and leading teams to solve problems and deliver high quality results in a fast-paced, unstructured environment

• Experience with the various tools & frameworks of the Hadoop ecosystem (MapReduce, YARN, Pig, Hive, Hbase) and NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra, Neo4J)

• Experience with streaming and event processing technologies (Kafka, Flume, Storm, Spark) that support real-time analytics and actions

• Experience with Cloud based data technologies (AWS RDS, Dynamo, Redshift, S3, EMR, Google BigTable, BigQuery, Dataflow)

• Experience designing, developing, and implementing ETL and relational database systems

• Experience with data mining, machine learning, statistical modeling tools or underlying algorithms

• You ponder how Pandora comes up with personalized song recommendations or how Facebook figures out people you may know. You love data.

• You get a thrill out of using large data sets, some of them slightly messy, to answer real-world questions

• You yearn to be a part of cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering world-class solutions on an aggressive schedule

• You are passionate about finding refined solutions to complex design challenges and helping the entire team meet its commitments

• You love leading teams of highly talented Data technologist, strive to help others build their skills and achieve their career goals

• Humor and fun are a natural part of who you are


• Bachelor’s degree or military experience

• At least 2 year of experience in the Hadoop EcoSystem

• At least 7 years of experience in Data Management Practices

• At least 10 years of experience in Technical Architecture

• Master’s degree in mathematics, or Master’s degree in economics, or Master’s degree in engineering, or Master’s degree in computer science

• 3+ year experience with Hadoop ecosystem

• 3+ year experience with HDFS, and MapReduce, and Hive, and PIG

• 2+ year of experience with Stream Processing Frameworks in Spark, or 1+ years of experience in Storm, or 1+ year of experience in Kafka

• 3+ years’ experience Python, or 3 years’ experience in Java, or 3 years’ experience in SCALA, or 3 years’ experience in Node.JS

• 5+ years of Financial Services experience in the Credit Card industry

• 5+ years of experience operating in Agile software development

• 10+ Years of experience in Data Management Practices

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

A little about us:
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One® offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers.

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