Director, Software Engineering - Tactical Engineering

  • Company: Capital One
  • Posted: January 13, 2017
  • Reference ID: R17472
201 Third Street (61049), United States of America, San Francisco, California

Director, Software Engineering - Tactical Engineering

Do you want to work at startup-speed while solving problems at scale? Do you bristle at the idea of timelines being measured in years? Do you like the idea of being a change-agent in a company your family will recognize? Do you prefer to write software instead of attend meetings? If so: this is the job for you.

As a team, we come to work every day looking to build digital experiences that are authentic & bold. We'll improve, iterate and reimagine current digital platforms as we sharpen and create the next generation of our platforms. Our team is growing and we're looking for engineers who lead by doing, have a passion for solving problems and who exude professionalism every day.

You will head the Tactical Engineering Development team (we also like the acronym). Its focus is to accelerate platform, feature, and infrastructure development in response to emergent business opportunities. Your team is passionate about moving the engineering needle by shipping quickly and with high quality. It will solve key strategic technical problems using whatever language/platform is the best choice for that situation. The team will also expand our commitment to the open source community by contributing back as much code as possible. This full stack, multi-disciplinary team will be directly accountable to senior Digital Product Engineering leadership.

The team is part of a larger Digital Product Engineering technology organization empowered to deliver delightful customer experiences in all digital channels (Web, Mobile, Echo, etc..). Digital Product Engineering is responsible for building the core digital experiences for Capital One, including our iPhone/Android apps, the marketing and account servicing websites, digital wallet integrations, and much of the public-facing product infrastructure. Our award-winning products enables our 45 million customers to manage their Credit Card, Bank, Auto Loan, Home Loan and Investing accounts. Subsequently, your team will deal with many of these groups.

- Head the Tactical Software Engineering team that will solve high-value platform, product, or business problems in rapid succession and autonomy

- Set and measure organizational strategy, goals, and key metrics

- Ensure sound technical decisions are being made in your teams

- Recruit, manage, and retain a 10+ member engineering team with skillsets in: iOS, Android, browser, devops, QE, and back-end software development

- Drive strategic decisions about organizational, technical, or business investments our teams may need to make

- Own the success of the team both in terms of delivering on the right objectives and doing so on time

- Identify, navigate, and overcome technical and organizational barriers that may stand in the way of delivery

- Influence software development best practices throughout the company

- Inspire the team through building a great culture and leading by example

- Author, lead, or adopt new open-source technologies to the organization

- Partner with other departments like Product Management, Line of Business API engineers, Security and Operations to regularly ship new releases.

- Manage stakeholders and leadership (particularly those that work out of our east coast offices) through regular meetings, communication, and presentations

- Constantly work with Product Management, Architecture, and the release train engineers to build and adjust development procedures

- Recruit new engineering talent by representing the Capital One brand through conference speaking and public writing

- Develop, maintain, and leverage relationships with vendors and 3rd party partners

- Still able to open write and talk about code (and can prove it)

- Mastery of and production experience with two or more programming languages or platforms

- Proven record of excellence in communication, presentation, and leadership skills

- Bachelors Degree or military experience

- At least 10 total years of professional software engineering experience

- At least 5 years of explicit management experience

- At least 4 years of experience leading software delivery using Agile

- At least 4 years of experience building software in a continuous integration environment

- At least 3 years of experience delivering software in the public cloud (AWS or equivalent)

- At least 2 years of experience managing an organization of 10 or more full-time local engineers

- At least 1 years of experience managing a local people manager

- Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field

- 3 years of previous full stack software development experience

- 2-years of experience working in a hands-on startup or equivalently rapid delivery project

- 2-years of experience in banking or FinTech

- 2-years of experience working in a medium to large development organizations using SAFE (Scaled Agile Framework) or equivalent

- 1-year of experience managing mobile developers

- 1-year of experience managing web developers

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

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