Senior Director, Software Engineering - Card Authorizations

  • Salisbury
  • Capital One
Locations: VA - McLean, United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Director, Software Engineering - Card Authorizations

Capital One's Card Tech Engineering Organization is seeking a Senior Director of Software Engineering to lead, manage, mentor, and build exceptional software engineering teams to deliver game changing technologies. The Sr. Director must have the ability to attract and recruit the industry’s best talent, and simultaneously have the technical chops to ensure that we build compelling, customer focused solutions in an iterative methodology.

This role within the Card Tech Authorizations organization will lead teams that build and deliver on spend strategies that advance credit card usage across the payments ecosystem.  The candidate will set and execute the vision and strategy of modern platforms directly interfacing with credit card networks, acquirers, and partners to deliver amazing, next-generation, credit card capabilities to our customers.  From deeply understanding the card payment ecosystem to supporting massive scale platforms that are highly resilient and performant, you will lead engineering teams that create the future spend capabilities for our customers. 


As a candidate for this role, you’re able to seamlessly switch from diving deep into technology with engineers to driving high-level, strategic discussions. You are a naturally curious technologist and stay on top of emerging trends, including hands-on prototyping of nascent technologies. You are not afraid to question any existing processes and solutions, yet you display a keen sense of business value proposition and focus on the right priorities.


You will:

  • Lead, manage and grow multiple teams of product focused software engineers

  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of engineers on your team

  • Work with product leaders to define the strategy, roadmap and destination architecture

  • Manage a portfolio of diverse technology platforms and projects to build scalable applications that meet our customer needs

  •  Continuously improve software engineering practices

  • Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies

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

  • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology communities, 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 9 years of experience in software development

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

  • At least 7 years of experience in people management


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • 13+ years of experience in software development

  • 8+ years of experience in Agile practices

  • 2+ years of experience working on credit card authorizations systems

  • 2+ years of experience working with credit card payment networks


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

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the   . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.

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 (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable 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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