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Senior Director, Cloud Architecture and Engineering Oversight

BlueTarp Financial

BlueTarp Financial

Software Engineering, IT, Sales & Business Development
McLean, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024


Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia Senior Director, Cloud Architecture and Engineering Oversight

Capital One is one of the fastest growing organizations in the world today, powered by our passion for our customers. We are serious about technology, we dream big, and we execute: Capital One moved our entire enterprise to the public cloud over the course of five years. Just as we prioritize driving innovation through technology, we equally prioritize cybersecurity, reliability, and managing technology risk.

For years, the cybersecurity community has debated whether the CISO should report to the CIO or not. In regulated financial services, the answer is: both. The first-line CISO has operational responsibilities and reports to the CIO. The second-line Chief Tech Risk Officer (CTRO) and the Technology Risk Management (TRM) organization have broader responsibilities for cybersecurity but also reliability, software quality, resilience, and other technology risks. The CTRO is independent, reports to the Chief Risk Officer, and oversees the work of the CISO and the CIO.

Technology Risk Management (TRM) is a small organization that packs a big punch. The ~100 professionals in TRM are trusted experts who oversee ~14,000 developers at Capital One. We raise the bar for excellence in cybersecurity, reliability, and tech risk. We shape strategy and decisions, challenge activities to ensure they meet our standards, and perform independent tests of our security and technology risk.

Our business leaders must make technology decisions constantly. TRM makes sure they have the tech risk information they need to make good decisions. Associates within TRM are highly-skilled information security, cybersecurity, site reliability engineering, technology, and risk management professionals. They have a wealth of experience and a demonstrated ability to add value with their advice and to deliver high-impact results.

We are currently seeking a dynamic leader with in-depth experience related to public cloud architecture and engineering, specifically AWS and GCP. This individual will challenge our cloud infrastructure programs, providing expert advice on design, standards, and best practices. The ideal candidate for this role will have a deep understanding of advanced practices around automation, containerization and serverless, and polycloud implementation. The associate in this role will lead a team and a program to develop relationships and influence engineering and risk teams across the organization to provide effective oversight.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and challenge to our public cloud strategy, operation, tooling, processes, and requirements

  • Influence Capital One’s cloud architecture and design decisions, representing our corporate risk appetite

  • Establish Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) to accurately measure and track our public cloud infrastructure’s compliance with our risk appetite

  • Work closely with enterprise architects, product managers, cloud engineers, and SRE teams to understand our processes and approaches and influence change where appropriate

  • Challenge platform architecture and engineering standards and ensure compliance

  • Advise on best practices and approaches to polycloud and the implementation our generative AI strategy on multiple public clouds

  • Provide oversight and challenge to our containerization and serverless strategies and implementations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Military Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience leading a cloud architecture organization

  • At least 3 years of practitioner experience with containerization (Kubernetes), cloud technologies (AWS and GCP), cloud tooling (Cloud Custodian, OPA, and AWS and GCP tools), or technical practices such IaC and PaC

  • At least 7 years of experience in Enterprise IT

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent

  • At least 5 years of experience in cloud architecture or engineering organization

  • Cloud certifications such as AWS Solutions Architect Associate or Professional and GCP Professional Cloud Architect

  • At least 3 years experience in a highly regulated environment, preferably financial services

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, innovation, and the ability to motivate, inspire, and lead cross group/functional teams with a high degree of independence and success

  • Solid understanding of KPI and KRI development related to infrastructure operations

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new 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): $321,500 - $366,900 for Sr. Dir, Cyber Technical San Francisco, California (Hybrid On-Site): $340,500 - $388,700 for Sr. Dir, Cyber Technical

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 theCapital One Careers website. 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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