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Sr. Distinguished Engineer

Capital One

This is a Contract position in Salt Point, NY posted April 25, 2022.

Towers Crescent (12066), United States of America, Vienna, Virginia

Sr. Distinguished Engineer

Deep technical experts and thought leaders that help accelerate adoption of the very best engineering practices, while maintaining knowledge on industry innovations, trends and practices

  • Visionaries, collaborating on Capital One’s toughest issues, to deliver on business needs that directly impact the lives of our customers and associates

  • Role models and mentors, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community

  • Evangelists, both internally and externally, helping to elevate the Distinguished Engineering community and establish themselves as a go-to resource on given technologies and technology-enabled capabilities

  • Leaders who gain the trust and confidence of those around them, from hands on engineers to executives


Capital One is seeking an Sr Distinguished Engineer to drive technology strategy and adoption. In this role, the engineer 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. This role also requires significant interaction with business and technical stakeholders. An ideal candidate will have outstanding communication and influencing skills, the ability to overcome hurdles and impediments.

Distinguished Engineers are individual contributors expected to solve problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, and iterative delivery environment. In order to meet these demands, candidates should be influential engineering leaders with deep technology expertise, and a collaborative style that brings others into the decision-making process. Distinguished Engineers will significantly impact the Tech agenda within their organization and devise clear roadmaps to deliver next generation technology solutions across organizational boundaries



  • Develop and maintain an overall architecture for the division, in alignment with divisional and enterprise guidelines

  • Look broadly across multiple domains to ensure consistency in architecture across the division and in alignment with company-wide strategy and best practices

  • Collaborate with other architects and stakeholders within the division and with colleagues in other divisions to ensure consistency and work together on cross division topics

  • Identify opportunities for application reuse and consolidation to build reusable horizontal capabilities to support multiple domains or lines of business

  • Represent and advocate on behalf of your domain to the larger architecture community, particularly the Divisional Chief Architect and peers in the architecture center of practice

  • Guide the domain architecture teams in problem solving activities, ensuring that all voices are heard and understood while driving to timely, realistic solutions

  • Ensure architecture decisions are clearly documented, communicated, and maintained for all initiatives

  • Promote a culture of engineering excellence and being well-managed, using opportunities to reuse and innersource solutions where possible

  • Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the division

  • Lead the way in keeping both the technology and the technologists in the division up-to-date with modern architecture practices and help grow talent within the division

  • Protect against missed opportunities by providing or soliciting diverse points of view on how to solve our problems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 8 years of experience with application architecture and design patterns

  • At least 6 years of experience with complex architectural patterns (SOA), building APIs, microservices, and event streams


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • 10+ years of experience with application architecture and design patterns.

  • 5+ years building cloud native architectures and architecting enterprise applications on public cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure)

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

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

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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