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Director, Front-end Web Architecture

Director, Front-end Web Architecture

114 5th Ave (22114), United States of America, New York, New York

At Capital One, we re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Director, Front-end Web Architecture

As Director, Front-end Web Architecture at Capital One, you will be facilitating engineering guilds; reviewing, sharing, and enhancing reference implementations; providing feedback on application designs; providing input on company-wide initiatives; embedding in engineering teams to jump start complex projects; and helping raise the talent bar by recruiting and hiring top engineering talent. You will also work with product owners to articulate benefits of proposed solutions, influence technical roadmap of enterprise platforms and help the business prioritize work.

The person we re looking for:

  • Has worked in the migration of legacy to modern technology

  • Has both successfully led engineers and supported the business at the enterprise level

  • Is passionate about hands-on coding, testing, releasing, monitoring, and supporting working software in production

  • Has depth and breadth of knowledge across multiple software engineering disciplines

  • Is self-driven, actively looks for ways to contribute, and knows how to get things done

  • Values data and truth over ego

  • Has a strong sense of engineering craftsmanship, takes pride in the code they write

  • Believes that good software development includes good testing, documentation, and collaboration

  • Has good communication and reasoning skills, including the ability to make a strong case for technology choices

  • Has ability to build consensus and iteratively improve solutions

  • Firmly believes in leading by influence and by adding value

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or Military experience

  • At least 10 years of programming language experience

  • At least 5 years experience designing software systems

  • At least 5 years experience building web UI applications

  • At least 2 years experience leading engineers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in agile development and methodologies.

  • 4+ years of experience in Java, Clojure, Scala, Node, Python, Ruby, Go or a combination

  • 2+ years of experience building consumer-facing web and mobile software solutions at scale

  • 2+ years experience in web analytics

  • 1+ years of experience with rapid prototyping and interface design testing

  • 2+ years of experience recruiting top software engineering talent.

  • Contributions to open source projects

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

Associated topics: design, engineering, manufacture, product, product manager, production, program manager, quality

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