Capital One

Sr. Director, Head of Data Capital One Software (Remote)

Nov 15, 2023

US Remote

Recruiting: US Remote, United States of America

Sr. Director, Head of Data Capital One Software (Remote)

Capital One has been a pioneer through our tech journey as the first large bank to go all in on the public cloud, while operating in a complex and highly regulated business environment.  We have built out a large engineering organization, moved to the cloud, re-architected our applications and data platforms, and embraced machine learning at scale. Our AI/ML capabilities are now at the forefront of what’s possible in banking. (e.g., Capital One Eno).

Our teams have built and battle tested new capabilities to meet those needs. We’ve open sourced several of the software tools we built (e.g., Cloud Custodian, Hygieia) and forged new partnerships with other digital leaders (e.g., Microsoft, MSFT). 

Through this journey, we've developed a suite of internal solutions uniquely designed to meet the challenges of a digital-first, cloud-first business at scale.  We also recognize that many other businesses are facing similar data management needs as they accelerate their cloud and data journeys, and are exploring how best to bring some of the tools to market as enterprise B2B software solutions.

Capital One Software is seeking a Sr Director - Head of Data to lead & shape the data strategy, architecture & governance for Capital One’s B2B SaaS line of business. You will lead strategic decisions on how our B2B SaaS business uses data across our towers, as well as create & design a data management framework. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced data practitioner to have an impact on an innovative business.  


In this role you will: 

  • Use your experience from fast-growing startups to inform Capital One Software’s data strategy including data analysis, management & architecture

  • Create, define, and provide oversight of data governance policy creation and compliance.

  • Defining, architecting, evangelizing, and governing enterprise data flows, data model, and data standards that are critical to understanding and measuring key Capital One Software business drivers

  • Establish & lead the data analytics practice for Capital One Software across towers

  • Partner with the Operations, Sales, Go-to Market, and Product departments to prioritize use cases, design data marts, and surface services that drive growth opportunities

  • Build and lead a cross functional team that supports our data mission to enhance business knowledge and opens opportunities for end user insights through business and data analytics

  • Future-proof the data ecosystem to ensure it solves the needs of the present while scaling to enable additional value creation in the future

  • Analyze and improve existing data infrastructure to ensure proper data handling.

  • Define reference architectures and data flow for future infrastructure development.

  • Lead development and maintenance of Data Dictionaries, Lineages, and Taxonomy including identification of business-critical metrics and data elements.

  • Define and manage Data Quality, Privacy, and Protection policies and processes.

  • Collaborate with other key stakeholders (e.g., legal, security, etc.) to ensure solution features meet all security and privacy requirements.

  • Partner with the Engineering team to ensure proper controls have been implemented for proactive monitoring of critical product features, availability, and stability.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree plus at least 10 years of experience in data analytics, or Master’s Degree plus at least 8 years of experience in data analytics, or PhD plus at least 5 years of experience in data analytics

  • At least 5 years of Professional Data Analysis experience

  • At least 5 years of People Management experience

  • At least 2 years of Big Data technology experience

  • At least 2 years of Data Visualization experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • 10+ years of Professional Data Analysis experience

  • 5+ years of Big Data experience (AWS and Spark)

  • 5+ years of cloud native (AWS) data processing experience

  • 5+ years of Process Management experience

  • 5+ years of Project Management experience

  • 5+ years of experience with Python

  • 5+ years of Data Governance experience

  • 2+ years of experience with streaming data technologies (Kafka, Flink, Spark streaming)

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.

Remote (Regardless of Location): $226,500 - $258,500 for Sr. Director, Data Analysis

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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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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