Lead Software Engineer - DevOps
San Francisco , California
February 08, 2017
201 Third Street (61049), United States of America, San Francisco, California

Lead Software Engineer - DevOps

Are you a lead software engineer that thrives in a vibrant, innovative and collaborative team? A master coder who has passion and a desire to remain hands-on in a rapid, dynamic environment? Do you want to work for a tech company that writes its own code, develops its own software, and builds its own products?

Are you a software engineering professional with experience or interest in rapid turnaround from development to ops to deployment?  Perhaps a software professional with strong Cloud, OS, Database or Application background who has passion, and a desire to remain hands-on in a rapid and dynamic environment?

Capital One is looking for a Software Engineer with experience practicing DevOps.

We experiment and innovate leveraging the latest technologies, engineer breakthrough customer experiences, and bring simplicity and humanity to banking. We make a difference for 65 million customers. We're changing banking for good. At Capital One, you'll be part of a big group of makers, breakers, doers and disruptors, who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs. We want you to be curious and ask “what if?”

Capital One started as an information strategy company that specialized in credit cards, and we have become one of the most impactful and disruptive players in the industry. We have grown to see ourselves as a technology company in consumer finance, with great opportunities for software engineers who want to build innovative applications to give users smarter ways to save, transact, borrow and invest their money, as we seek to disrupt the industry again.

As a Capital One Software Engineer practicing DevOps, you'll work on everything from customer-facing web, mobile and API applications in the cloud. In this role, you will design and develop cutting-edge pipelines accelerate delivery using existing and emerging technologies. You will be responsible for design decisions and developing DevOps solutions while adhering to existing process guidelines. You will also act as mentor to junior developers, support QA automation, and will have oversight during implementation into production.


  • Owning all aspects of service delivery-including participation in the service readiness process to validate that all required conditions of satisfaction are met prior to project rollout.
  • Environment and development management, repository build out and maintenance, and Cloud migration. 
  • Automating builds, scripting deployments. 
  • Introducing best practices within tech stack. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or military experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in application development or at least 5 years of experience in systems administration
  • At least 2 years of experience practicing DevOps
  • At least 3 years developing with a dynamic language (Javascript, Python, Ruby, etc.).
  • At least 3 years of demonstrable experience designing and maintaining large VPC deployments in AWS.
  • At least 2 years of experience using a configuration management software. (Ansible, Terraform, ECS, Docker, GitHub, Jenkins,)
  • At least 1 year of experience w/ testing automation (gherkin, cucumber, Selenium)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science
  • At least 10 years of experience in application development or at least 10 years of experience in systems administration
  • 3+ years of experience practicing DevOps
  • 3+ years of Cloud Infrastructure experience (AWS, Azure, Google, etc.)
  • 3+ years of experience with Ansible, Terraform, ECS, Docker, GitHub, Jenkins,
  • 5+ years developing with a dynamic language (Javascript, Python, Ruby, etc.).
  • 2+ years Identity Access Management
  • 2+ years API platforms
  • 2+ years of experience w/ testing automation (gherkin, cucumber, Selenium

This is a Lead level position located in San Francisco, CA. It is permanent and full-time, beginning as soon as we find the right person.

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new 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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