Capital One Director, Software Engineering - Kubernetes in Tysons Corner, Virginia

7900 Westpark Drive (12131), United States of America, Tysons, Virginia

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, Software Engineering - Kubernetes

Capital One is seeking a Director of Software Engineering to lead, manage, mentor, and build an extremely talented software engineering team to deliver a game changing customer experience across all customer touch points. He/she must have the ability to attract and recruit the industry’s best talent, and simultaneously have the technical chops to ensure that what we build compelling, customer oriented solutions in an iterative methodology.

Success in the role requires an innovative mind, a proven track record of delivering new software products, rigorous analytical skills, and a passion for creating market-leading software for millions of customers.


  • Manage application/software development to deliver technology prototypes in support of business assessment

  • Manage a broad portfolio of diverse technology projects to provide web, mobile, and integration solutions

  • Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best application engineering talent

  • Manage technology support teams to develop business applications, or ensure business applications have high availability and adequate performance, to include demonstrating year-over-year performance improvement.

  • Manage a team and lead the development of building the enterprise kubernetes platform

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree or military experience

  • At least 5 years experience leading software engineering teams

  • At least 5 years experience with object-oriented programming and design

  • At least 5 years combined experience in developing distributed systems, architectural standards and SOA technologies

  • At least 4 years experience in agile development

  • At least 3 years experience with containers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree

  • 7+ years experience in agile development and methodologies

  • 5+ years experience leading teams that build native cloud applications

  • 7+ years experience building distributed systems

  • Experience with kubernetes

  • Passion for any, all or some of the following technologies: Java, Ruby, Python, Scala, Go, containers, HTML5, and in general web development technologies

  • Strong engineering and technology background with ability to go deep into the technology

  • Must have deep technical credibility with engineering org, and ability to recruit top engineers

  • An understanding of why and how to build products that are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities

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