Master Platform Engineer

McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Master Platform Engineer

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small business and commercial clients. Ranked #127 on the Fortune 500, Capital One is one of the nation’s top 10 banks and has one of the most widely recognized brands in America. We nurture a work environment where people with a variety of thoughts, ideas and backgrounds, guided by our shared Values, come together to make Capital One a great company and a great place to work. 

Do you currently perform as technical lead on software development projects, but wish you had more responsibility in terms of overall delivery of software components? Are you looking to provide team or technical leadership in a large scale, data-driven environment? 

Capital One is seeking talented thinkers and master engineers who can envision next generation software innovations that will deliver a rich, engaging and unmatched customer experience. In this role, you will design and develop cutting-edge experiences for Capital One customers, using existing and emerging technology platforms. You will work closely with both business and technical teams to lead the technology front of any effort, define improvement opportunities, design solutions, and implement change in order to realize quantifiable benefits. You will be responsible for documenting design decisions and developing software components while adhering to existing process guidelines. You will also act as mentor to junior developers, support QA during testing, and will have oversight during implementation into production.

We deliver using Agile Scrum and are tightly integrated with our business analysis and operations teams. You will lead infrastructure and platform activities of critical applications within the line-of-business (LoB). You will participate in detailed technical design, development and implementation of applications using existing and emerging technology platforms. Working within an Agile environment, you will actively participate in story planning and detailed daily standups, while providing input for architectural design decisions, and developing code to meet story acceptance criteria. You will have the opportunity to continuously develop technical knowledge and skills on multiple platforms, and educate team members (including BSAs, Scrum Masters and Product Owners) on the capabilities and constraints of technologies. You will be an integral part in advancing the culture of technical excellence within Capital One, and creating experiences to delight millions of customers!


  • Develop and maintain strong, positive relationships with IT leadership, process owners/managers, application/support teams, and other stakeholders to clearly understand and help them with their processes
  • Ability to develop (or influence development) of a technical solution to solve a defined business or technical problem
  • Lead project upgrades from infrastructure and overall system aspect
  • Build & Maintain large Windows clusters and Linux based systems and incorporate continuous improvements
  • Provide technical cost-benefit-analysis of any project
  • Collaborate with designers and analysts to implement enhancements or new applications
  • Develop code to meet story acceptance criteria
  • Conduct design and code review to ensure compliance with standards
  • Estimate level of effort to develop code to meet acceptance criteria
  • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality / time to market imperatives
  • Maintain records to document program development and revisions
  • Provide 3rd level support of software solution as needed
  • Share best practices and improve processes
  • Lead the group with AWS initiatives and migrating existing applications.
  • Lead Big Data initiatives

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or military experience
  • At least 7 years of experience in software development
  • At least 3 years of Windows infrastructure support experience or at least 3 years of Linux infrastructure support experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in Build technologies SVN, GitHub, Maven, Artifactory, Bamboo, Hudson, Jenkins, Atlas, Nexus, Cucumber or Sonar
  • At least 1 year of experience in system administration
  • At least 1 year of experience in coordinating with various technology teams
  • At least 1 year of experience in COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) packages

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • 5 years of Windows infrastructure support experience or 5 years of Linux infrastructure support experience
  • 1 year of AWS application deployment
  • 1 year of experience using Chef
  • 1 year of experience building/maintaining HPC Infrastructure
  • 1 year of experience deploying application data within Hadoop
  • 7 years of experience in software development
  • 1 year of experience in people management
  • 1 year of experience with Agile methodologies

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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