Senior Director, Enterprise Architect

  • Company: Capital One
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Posted: May 20, 2016
  • Reference ID: R3587
West Creek 5 (12075), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Senior Director, Enterprise Architect

The Commercial Technology Chief Architect is responsible for defining Capital One Commercial Bank’s architecture strategy for leveraging emerging trends and technologies in support of business needs. You will be responsible for leading a team that researches and explores new trends, opportunities and technology providers.  You will partner with our business executives, but also engage with senior technology leadership to develop recommendations on leveraging disruptive technologies.  You will actively participate in pilots including onsite support in the NYC Innovation Lab.  You will ensure new technologies are aligned to internal policy/standards and a good fit with existing environments.  And you will develop buy-in to the strategy and monitor execution to ensure guidelines are followed.  


  • Partner with the Commercial Technology team to prioritize research opportunities, assess and develop plans to use emerging technologies into Capital One’s Technology environment
  • Lead a team of architects to define the technical approach to respond to a complex delivery roadmap and partner with the technology teams to implement solutions
  • Provide technical leadership and oversight/governance to the Commercial Technology team
  • Stay ahead of the curve on emerging technologies, and provide recommendations for adoption when they align with business needs and capabilities
  • Build strong working relationships with key vendor partners required to execute our strategy
  • Provide consultation to internal business customer to provide solutions that are strategic to the technical standards as well as business needs
  • Mentor architects, tech leads and developers within Commercial Tech
  • Build metrics to show progress towards targets
  • Create and maintain divisional standards, procedures and notices for Commercial Bank and ensure compliance to the standards within the Enterprise Architecture Policy
  • Chair a Divisional Architectural Review Committee to review divisional architectures and alignment with EA standards and policies
  • Leverage shareable platforms, services and capabilities where available and identify divisional platforms, services and capabilities that can be shared
  • Provide input to the ECA on architecture standards and strategies as a member of the Enterprise Architecture Review Council
  • Experience in the financial services industry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others and builds understanding
  • Significant knowledge of industry technology trends and practical
  • real world implementations
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness, energy and persistence to achieve goals despite obstacles and difficulties

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information or military experience
  • At least 15 years of Technology Experience
  • At least 5 years experience in large scale systems architecture
  • At least 5 years experience in application design and development
  • At least 3 years organizational leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Information Systems or military experience

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

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