Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director, Enterprise Architecture

Capital One is seeking a Director of Enterprise Application Architecture to drive technology strategy and adoption. In this role, the architect will help define and drive towards an end state that is based on simplicity and the adoption of digital technologies, cloud hosting, and open source software. We are looking for a proactive individual who is comfortable working in ambiguous spaces and leading diverse teams to outcomes that are aligned to both business and tech imperatives. This role also requires significant interaction with business and technical stakeholders. Therefore, candidates must exhibit outstanding communication and influencing skills as well as a tenacity for overcoming hurdles and impediments. The ideal candidate will have a balanced skill set of deep technical expertise along with great soft skills and competencies.


  • Work with software engineering teams guiding architecture of banking products

  • Own and facilitate architecture development and review architecture – providing feedback on application designs

  • Provide input and shape direction of company-wide initiatives, influencing technical roadmap of enterprise platforms, and helping the business to prioritize work

  • Embed in engineering teams to jump start complex projects

  • Help raise the talent bar by recruiting and hiring top engineering talent

  • Work with product owners to articulate benefits of proposed solutions

Our Directors of Enterprise Architecture Are:

  • Passionate about technology and architecture discipline

  • Deeply and broadly knowledgeable across multiple software engineering disciplines

  • Self-driven, actively look for ways to contribute, and knows how to get things done

  • Values data and truth over ego

  • Hands-on with Cloud Native Architectures, in particular architecting enterprise applications on public clouds such as AWS, GCP or Azure

  • Believe in you build it, you own it software development model and that good software development includes good testing, resiliency, monitoring, documentation, and collaboration

  • Good communicators and with strong reasoning skills, including the ability to make a strong case for technology choices

  • Able to build consensus and iteratively improve solutions

  • Believers in leading by influence and by adding value

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 7 years of experience with enterprise architecture, software architecture, and design patterns

  • At least 6 years of experience building APIs

  • At least 2 years of experience with Microservices architecture

  • At least 2 years of experience in cloud native development

  • At least 2 years of experience in real time data streaming

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering

  • 10+ years of experience with enterprise architecture, software architecture, and design patterns

  • 5+ years experience with DevOps or DevSecOps and building CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins, Artifactory, Chef, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, GitHub, and Sonar

  • 4+ years of AWS experience

  • 4+ years of experience with Postgres, MongoDB, DynamoDB, and AuroraDB

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

Tagged as: API, AWS, Azure, C#, Cloud, design, Dev, DevOps, Git, Go, Jenkins, Microservice, MongoDB, test, testing, UI


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