Senior Director, Software Engineering – Risk Management – R71490

Capital One
March 28, 2019
Cambridge, MA
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Senior Director, Software Engineering - Risk Management

Capital One is completely reimagining our risk management ecosystem.  As our company, and the world around us, moves increasingly towards automated AI-driven processes and user experiences, maintaining effective and equally automated governance processes that are proactively integrated into our enterprise technology capabilities is a top imperative.  We are looking for a team member who can accelerate our move to open source technologies, microservices, and machine learning-enabled risk management products.

As a Capital One Sr Director of Software Engineering you’ll be at the center of some of our most high-impact and challenging problems. You’ll report to the Divisional CIO for Risk Management, and be responsible for designing cutting-edge solutions utilizing microservice architectures and open source frameworks implemented in the cloud, working with various technologies: Java, Spark, relational databases, ML, API development, and AWS/Cloud Infrastructure to name a few.  We’re building software products and services, but the right candidate is someone who recognizes that ultimately data is at the heart of everything we do, and who is passionate mentoring a great group of engineers. We're looking for someone who welcomes challenges and is hyper-focused on delivering exceptional results to internal business partners while engaging effectively in a team environment.

The Job:

Work across our Technology, Design, Product, and end-user organizations to develop and execute strategies and roadmaps that enable a modern approach to managing risk for the organization
Build and lead high-performing agile teams of 60+ data and software engineers
Manage the client portfolios for all of our credit risk products and capabilities, collaborating closely at senior executive levels to prioritize and plan investments, and to problem solve
Own engineering for a set of internally-built products that are actively shipping new features, and partner closely with data science end users to build fit-for-purpose environments & optimize model execution
Drive integration between these products and our newly transformed data ecosystem; lead local migration efforts to adopt new enterprise technologies for event-based, streaming, and big/unstructured data paradigms
Provide oversight for budgets and commitments, and manage technology risks and issues
Inspire a transformative engineering culture that attracts top talent to the team
Your Interests:

You ponder over what drove your streaming music service’s algorithms to accurately predict that you’d like the song you’re listening to.  You follow Hilary Mason on Twitter. Nate Silver asks you who’s going to win the next election. You love data
You often identify risks other people don’t; but you’re more likely to question what size the glass is than to view it as half empty
You yearn to be part of cutting edge, high profile projects and are motivated by delivering world-class solutions on an aggressive schedule
You love leading teams of highly talented engineers, strive to help others build their skills and achieve their career goals
Humor and fun are a natural part of who you are
Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or military experience
At least 7 years of experience in Software Engineering practices
At least 7 years of experience leading client engagements
At least 7 years of experience in People Management
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Management of Info Systems / Technology
Experience with the full AWS stack, microservice architectures, and technologies like Hadoop, Python, & Spark
Background in agile software development and Scaled Agile frameworks
5 years of experience working as, or directly with, data scientists responsible for developing sophisticated models
Prior experience building GRC software solutions on a modern stack
Familiarity with CCAR, CECL and other relevant regulatory oversight frameworks
MS/MBA, ITIL, Six Sigma, Lean
Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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