Capital One

Manager, Machine Learning Engineering (People Leader)

Nov 09, 2023

McLean, VA

Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Manager, Machine Learning Engineering (People Leader)

The Apollo team at Capital One is envisioned to provide a 360 degree view of every business in the US powered by state-of-the-art entity resolution capabilities. Entity resolution refers to the ability to resolve/attribute different pieces of information gathered to a particular entity, with high degree of accuracy. 

Apollo organization is a lean, purpose driven group that's growing rapidly and looking for strong engineering talent. Within the Apollo space, there are opportunities across teams for hands-on engineering leaders to take ownership of ML operation systems, Feature Engineering, and Model development in collaboration with data scientists which power the customer experiences across Apollo’s product offerings.

As a Machine Learning Engineer (MLE) manager, you'll be leading part of an Agile team dedicated to productionizing machine learning applications and systems at scale. You’ll participate in the detailed technical design, development, and implementation of machine learning applications using existing and emerging technology platforms. You’ll focus on machine learning architectural design, develop and review model and application code, and ensure high availability and performance of our machine learning applications. You'll have the opportunity to continuously learn and apply the latest innovations and best practices in machine learning engineering.
What you’ll do in the role:

  • The MLE role overlaps with many disciplines, such as ML Ops, and Data Engineering. In this role, you'll be expected to perform many ML engineering activities, including one or more of the following:

  • Partner with a cross-functional team of data scientists, software engineers, product managers, and designers to deliver AI powered products that customers love.

  • Inform your ML infrastructure decisions using your understanding of ML modeling techniques and issues, including choice of model, data, and feature selection, model training, hyperparameter tuning, dimensionality, bias/variance, and validation).

  • Solve complex problems by writing and testing application code, developing and validating ML models, and automating tests and deployment.

  • Collaborate as part of a cross-functional Agile team to create and enhance software that enables state-of-the-art big data and ML applications.

  • Retrain, maintain, and monitor models in production.

  • Leverage or build cloud-based architectures, technologies, and/or platforms to deliver optimized ML models at scale.

  • Construct optimized big data pipelines to feed ML models.

  • Leverage continuous integration and continuous deployment best practices, including test automation and monitoring, to ensure successful deployment of ML models and application code.

  • Ensure all code is well-managed to reduce vulnerabilities, models are well-governed from a risk perspective, and the ML follows best practices in Responsible and Explainable AI.

  • Collaborate with Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, Business Analysts and/or Product Owners to understand their requirements and provide efficient solutions for data exploration, analysis, and modeling

  • Develop and architect scalable data pipelines and ETL processes for Feature Engineering using programming languages such as Python and Scala, and frameworks like Spark

  • Use programming languages like Python, Scala, or Java.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 6 years of experience designing and building data-intensive solutions using distributed computing (Internship experience does not apply)

  • At least 4 years of experience programming with Python, Scala, or Java

  • At least 2 years of experience building, scaling, and Productionizing ML systems

  • At least 2 years of people leader experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or doctoral degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or a similar field

  • 3+ years of experience building production-ready data pipelines that feed ML models

  • 3+ years of on-the-job experience with an industry recognized ML framework such as Scikit-learn, PyTorch, Dask, Spark, or TensorFlow

  • 2+ years of experience in big data technologies 

  • 2+ years of experience developing performant, resilient, and maintainable code

  • 2+ years of experience with big data Feature Engineering for ML models

  • 1+ years Entity Resolution (ER) and matching algorithms at scale

  • Experience with Graph Databases (such as Neptune and Neo4j)

  • Experience developing and deploying ML solutions in a public cloud such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform

  • Experience designing, implementing, and scaling complex data pipelines for ML models and evaluating their performance

  • ML industry impact through conference presentations, papers, blog posts, open source contributions, or patents

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): $197,400 - $225,300 for Manager, Machine Learning 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 (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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