Director of Tech College

  • Company: Capital One
  • Location: McLean, Virginia
  • Posted: November 17, 2016
  • Reference ID: R14519
McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director of Tech College

The best leaders don't just motivate, they inspire. That’s how we reach our goals and why we reward extraordinary results. Sound like you?

Then consider Capital One, a financial services leader and FORTUNE 200 company, where you'll find an environment that values your abilities and rewards results that drive business success.

If you have a passionfor helping others learn and build next-generation skills by creating amazing learning experiences, you may be a fit for our team.  We are looking for Deans of Software Engineering and other technology disciplines (architecture/tech trends, machine learning, data engineering, mobile development, cloud engineering, information security, to name a few) responsible for analyzing, designing, and developing highly engaging learning solutions that will fuel our growth as a Tech company and help our associates develop cutting-edge Tech skills. As a member of this team, you will work in a rapid and agile environment, and have the opportunity to build technical training curricula from the ground-up.


  • Technical expert in a discipline area that owns the curriculum; ensures that we have the right content through the right delivery channels at the right time – see above for technology disciplines
  • Assess emerging needs
  • Assess future demand across Tech for current and emerging needs; strategic direction for discipline
  • Curating content
  • Assess & revise products/content from suppliers
  • Manage relationships with and Liaison to LOB tech leaders to understand strategy, evaluate learner feedback, provide learning loop back into the curriculum in order to evolve and shape curriculum
  • Advise on learning personas / learning paths
  • Identify budget impact/needs based on discipline learning strategy
  • Develop SME network for discipline (i.e. who is available as a SME, who can teach courses, who can you connect learners with for peer to peer learning)
  • Provides opportunities for SMEs to grow/develop, be recognized; provides motivation to SMEs for participation
  • Create targeting training strategy for associates
  • Manage technology curriculum
  • Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best application engineering talent –
  • Passion for any, all or some of the following technologies: MEAN Stack, Hadoop, Swift, Java, Ruby, Python, Scala, HTML5, LAMP STACK, Cloud, APIs, and in general web and mobile development technologies
  • Strong engineering and technology background
  • Ability to go deep into the technology
  • Must have deep technical credibility with engineering org, and ability to recruit top engineers

- Bachelor's Degree or military experience

- At least 7 years of technical leadership experience

- At least 5 years experience with managing large software engineering and/or operations teams

- At least 3 years experience with Cloud operations in a DevOps environment

- At least 5 years experience developing/managing software solutions to any enterprise products

- At least 2 years of experience with Agile engineering practices

- Master's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems

- 2 years as contributor to Open Source projects

Capital One will not consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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