Distinguished Engineer (Engineering 360)

Capital One
June 21, 2022
Hatfield, PA
Job Type


Plano 1 (31061), United States of America, Plano, Texas

Distinguished Engineer (Engineering 360)

Distinguished Engineers are individual contributors who strive to be diverse in thought so we visualize the problem space. At Capital One, we believe diversity of thought strengthens our ability to influence, collaborate and provide the most innovative solutions across organizational boundaries. Distinguished Engineers will significantly impact our trajectory and devise clear roadmaps to deliver next generation technology solutions.

  • 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


  •  Build awareness, increase knowledge and drive adoption of modern technologies, sharing consumer and engineering benefits to gain buy-in

  • Strike the right balance between lending expertise and providing an inclusive environment where others’ ideas can be heard and championed; leverage expertise to grow skills in the broader Capital One team

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

  • Effectively communicate with and influence key stakeholders across the enterprise, at all levels of the organization

  • Operate as a trusted advisor for a specific technology, platform or capability domain, helping to shape use cases and implementation in an unified manner

  • Lead the way in creating next-generation talent for Tech, mentoring internal talent and actively recruiting external talent to bolster Capital One’s Tech talent

We believe in elevating our business by "supercharging our engineers" through forward-leaning technology solutions that make it easier to operate in the cloud, at scale. We partner with other teams across the enterprise to develop the right solutions for the right problems at the right time in order to manage technical risk, drive efficiency, and deliver useful and meaningful data insights for our engineers.

In this role, you will provide technology leadership for Cloud and Risk Engineering and will be working across the entire enterprise to ensure that our platforms are well-designed and extensible, that our tooling is useful and effective, and that our internal data is accessible and easy to understand in order to keep teams, applications, and systems operating effectively.

As a senior technologist you will provide career coaching and support for team members to develop their technical, business, and professional skills. You’ll be able to identify and remove impediments, while successfully driving delivery for key initiatives. Building and maintaining strong relationships and earning and maintaining confidence with both customers and business leaders are critically important responsibilities for this role. 


What you will need to bring for this position:


  • Experience developing and driving delivery of scalable and sustainable platform, tooling, and automation solutions in an enterprise environment

  • Passion and curiosity for how we can drive efficiency and economies of scale across cloud environments

  • Demonstrated ability to balance organizational risk appetite with innovation need

  • Demonstrated history of cross-discipline consensus building and influence

  • A proven track record of working across organizations to build consensus and drive progress

  • A detailed understanding of tools, trends, and patterns within the DevOps community, especially within the AWS and Cloud ecosystems

  • Clear and concise communication across all levels and technical depths



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 

  • At least 7 years’ experience in software development

  • At least 5 years’ experience with cloud native technologies

  • At least 3 years of experience identifying and mitigating technology risk in a public cloud environment 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters’ Degree 

  • 9+ years’ software development experience

  • 7+ years’ experience designing and building enterprise platform solutions


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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