Senior Platform Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure (Finance Technology)

Capital One

2018-10-08 16:46:37

Job location Mc Lean, Virginia, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

McLean 1 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Senior Platform Engineer, Cloud Infrastructure (Finance Technology)

As a Capital One Senior Platform Engineer in the FinanceTechnology team, you'll be an integral part of our journey to moving our Finance application infrastructure out of our data centers and to the cloud; and reaching the goal of error-free operations. Requires a ability to identify manual tasks and use state of the art tools to automate these processes. Move away from traditional server configuration to making our infrastructure immutable by enforcing "infrastructure as code" concepts. Challenge status quo to provide guidance and governance to upstream teams so pipelines, testing, and monitoring are automated and comprehensive when rolled out into production. Very self-driven to configure operations more as a service rather than having dedicated manual support.

What you'll do:

  • Work with product owners to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios
  • 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
  • Effectively communicate guidelines and tool usage to delivery teams and other Technology team members
  • Participate in planning discussions with development and other Technology teams.
  • Maintain expertise in the areas of architecture, including industry trends, strategies, and products to ensure that our assets are effectively and efficiently utilized
  • Execute Proof of Concepts on behalf of infrastructure configuration management, CI/CD (continuous integration / continuous deployment) practice, assessing new products and methods, developing and implementing appropriate practices across multiple Dev/Test Streams
  • Continuously evaluate status quo and recommend areas of improvement
  • Partner with the enterprise teams across Capital One to prepare to bring to the table the latest in technology trends
  • Leverage monitoring tools to log incidents and build automated scripts to resolve issues

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Migration of applications to a cloud vendor such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud
  • Standing up infrastructure as code rather than through manual installs
  • Automating operational processes across the board


Linux, Redhat, AWS, Jenkins, GitHub, Docker, Python, Monitoring, Zabbix, DataDog, Centrify, SSO, LDAP

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience in infrastructureadministration
  • At least 2 years of experience working with SQL databases
  • At least 2 years of experience with Linux shell scripting
  • At least 2 years of experience supporting a COTS application

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • 1+ year experience with AWS
  • AWS Solutions Architect Certification

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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