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Do you think about writing beautiful code while eating breakfast? Do you build applications you are proud of and want to tell your friends about? Do you appreciate elegant solutions but also know when to build simple first and iterate?

We are starting up an Innovation Lab in New York City to support our Commercial Bank and to fuel the business with most compelling, high value products using cutting edge technologies through:

- The development and rapid delivery of next-generation digital products and prototypes
- Embracing and incubating emerging technology and open source products
- Collaboration with various partners in the tech, startup and academic ecosystems
- Seeding and extending innovation into the greater organization to develop key talent, consistent with that of a leading technology company

As a lead software engineer you will be part of lean start-up like technology team and you will report directly to the Vice President of Innovation and Architecture.

What you will need to bring for this position:

- Technical Leadership: the ability to inspire your teammates to deliver quality software solutions
- Innovative thinking with a passion for problem-solving
- Ability to provide a logical framework to support conclusions and ideas.
- Intellectual curiosity
- Great attitude, team player and energy amplifier. Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and technologies
- Insatiable hunger to learn and code on new technologies
- Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in ways such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers
- Knowledge of Front End web development for Web and Mobile apps
- Java and surrounding technologies including APIs, Cloud, Big Data and open source technologies
- Database concepts and working knowledge
- Understanding of SDLC and experience developing in an Agile environment
- Understanding of HTML5 (Web Workers, Web Sockets, Canvas, Local Storage)
- Understanding of CSS3 and responsive design concepts


- Provide technical leadership to a dynamic team throughout the software development life cycle
- Collaborate with architects, other technical leads, analysts, and software engineers to implement new applications
- Develop the hardest bits of code to meet the most complex story acceptance criteria
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Conduct design and code review to ensure compliance with standards
- Create automated test suites to validate the quality of your code while ensuring the overall quality of the entire teams code.
- Estimate level of effort to develop code to meet acceptance criteria
- Ability to work independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment
- Ensure adherence to continuous improvement practices as required to meet quality / time to market imperatives
- Ability to work independently in a fast paced, unstructured environment
- Maintain records to document program development and revisions
- Experience in at least one of Python/PERL/C
- Experience with R, Hadoop, data mining, machine learning, statistical modeling tools and underlying algorithms a plus
- A robust portfolio of shipped code on GitHub or other open Source contributions and experience with distributed/scalable systems a plus.
- Practical experience providing and consuming REST APIs and creating MicroServices along with experience with iPhone, iPad, android, iOS or other mobile platforms would set candidate apart
- 2 years of experience continuous integration and build tools such as Hudson, Jenkins, Maven, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelors Degree or military experience

- At least 4 years of experience with Java Applications

- At least 12 years of development experience

Preferred Qualifications: 

- 6+ years of experience in Web development

- 4+ years of mobile app development experience

- 4+ years of web development experience

- 2+ years of experience as a Lead SW Engineer within Technology Agile Teams

- 1+ year of experience with Node.js

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 in the workplace. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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; Newark, New Jersey Ordinance 12-1630; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries. 

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