Director, Software Engineering - SWE Open Source Community

Capital One



Multiple Locations


Position summary

Locations: VA - McLean, United States of America, McLean, VirginiaDirector, Software Engineering - SWE Open Source Community

We are seeking a Director, Software Engineering to lead the Open Source Community who is passionate about growing and sustaining open source innovation and building robust engineering communities. This leader will be a part of an innovative technology organization focused on fostering a culture of engineering and operational excellence. We are looking for an engineering leader who enjoys solving complex business problems and building robust communities along the way. At Capital One, you’ll be part of a big group of builders, breakers, doers and disruptors, who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs.

Open source technology has changed how we think of collaboration, community building and continuous innovation across Capital One. As part of this role, you'll be driving Capital One’s open source community building efforts across the enterprise to strengthen our culture of contribution and engagement with external partners and projects. With an open source-first approach to software development, you’ll have the opportunity to drive innovation and touch on many established and emerging technologies across the enterprise, such as: GenAI, https://node.js, Java, GO, Python, Kubernetes, and AWS/Cloud Infrastructure to name a few.

This position is in the Engineering for Impact team and will be leading the way to our destination of being an open source-first technology leader. 

You will:

  • Lead initiatives across our developer community to champion innersourcing and open sourcing efforts

  • Bring a passion to stay on top of open source tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, with the goal of developing internal & external technology communities

  • Encourage open source innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity 

  • Develop the technical strategy, roadmap and vision for the leveraging open source technologies and driving innovation 

  •  Work with product managers to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios - Continuously improve software engineering practices

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

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

  •  Lead efforts to deploy new and existing applications into AWS environments

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 7 years experience in software engineering or software development

  • At least 5 years experience in people management

  • At least 1 year experience with open source software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • 10+ years of experience in software engineering or software development

  • 5+ years of experience in Agile practices

  • 3+ years of experience with open source software

  • 3+ years of experience developing strategy to solve technical challenges in open source communities

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

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $269,400 - $307,500 for Director, Software Engineering

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate’s offer letter.

This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.

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 Capital One Careers website. Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

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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