11 West 19th Street (22008), United States of America, New York, New York

Senior Director, Software Engineering – Enterprise Products & Platforms

Are you excited by the challenge of solving large-scale FinTech problems through innovative engineering and product management? Do you enjoy solving complex challenges with open source technologies in a fast-paced, collaborative, and creative environment? Were looking for an influential engineering leader to provide strategic direction on initiatives with significant bottom line impact.

This Senior Director of Software Engineering position provides a considerable opportunity for ingenuity, as this individual will work as a key leader of an exceptionally talented team, to deliver cutting edge innovation at a massive scale.

We are looking for an independent thinker who makes convincing, evidence-based decisions. The ideal candidate will devise clear roadmaps to innovation and is comfortable thinking strategically and diving deep; a vanguard leader who can identify opportunities and leverage the team to translate them into live solutions, used by millions of happy customers.

What you will need to bring for this position:

  • Experience building and leading a team in the development and rapid delivery of next-generation digital products

  • A history of embracing and incubating emerging technology and open source products

  • The ability to seed and extend innovation into the greater organization to develop key talent

  • Technical Leadership: the ability to inspire your colleagues and teams to deliver quality software solutions

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

  • Innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving

  • Great attitude, team player and energy amplifier

  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and technologies

  • Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in ways such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers

  • Understanding of ways to lead a team developing in an Agile environment


  • Provide technical leadership to a dynamic team throughout the software development life cycle

  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment

  • Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality and time to market imperatives

  • Lead the craftsmanship, availability, resilience, and scalability of team solutions

  • Bring a passion to stay on top of technology trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology groups, and mentor other members of the engineering community

  • Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • At least 9 years experience writing open source code in Java

  • At least 8 years experience in people management leading software and data engineering teams

  • At least 7 years of of experience architecting, designing, developing, and maintaining enterprise software applications and reusable software libraries on AWS cloud

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree

  • 12+ years experience in leading software or data engineering teams

  • 9+ years experience driving data transformation initiatives

  • 7+ years of building web APIs for high-throughput systems

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

Tagged as: API, AWS, C#, Cloud, design, Dev, Git, Java, Scala, Senior, UI


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