Distinguished Engineer – Perimeter Defense (Remote Eligible)

Capital One

New York, United States Full-time in I.T. & Communications
    • Job ID 1914816

    Job Description

    Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

    Distinguished Engineer – Perimeter Defense (Remote Eligible)

    As a Distinguished Engineer at Capital One, you will be a part of a community of technical experts working to define the future of banking in the cloud.

    You will work alongside our talented team of developers, machine learning experts, product managers and people leaders. Our Distinguished Engineers are leading experts in their domains, helping devise practical and reusable solutions to complex problems. You will drive innovation at multiple levels, helping optimize business outcomes while driving towards strong technology solutions.

    At Capital One, we believe diversity of thought strengthens our ability to influence, collaborate and provide the most innovative solutions across organizational boundaries. You will promote a culture of engineering excellence, and strike the right balance between lending expertise and providing an inclusive environment where the ideas of others can be heard and championed. You will lead the way in creating next-generation talent for Capital One Tech, mentoring internal talent and actively recruiting to keep building our community.

    Distinguished Engineers are expected to lead through technical contribution. You will operate as a trusted advisor for our key technologies, platforms and capability domains, creating clear and concise communications, code samples, blog posts and other material to share knowledge both inside and outside the organization. You will specialize in a particular subject area, but your input and impact will be sought and expected throughout the organization.

    The Distinguished Engineer will own the vision and lead the realization of new features and technology within the Perimeter Defense domain of Capital One. Perimeter Defense contains platforms that protect the ingress and egress of data within our cloud environments and include technologies such as: Anti Bot Protection, Web Application Firewalls, API Security, Edge Defense, and the logical network perimeter. The team is also responsible for the current and future state architectures of these platforms, ensuring continued protection against current known and emerging threats identified at a macro and industry level.

    The platform teams in this area are responsible for the plan, build and operate aspects of all components within the domain and the Distinguished Engineer is the most senior technology expert for this space. The Distinguished Engineer will own the technical vision, and provide expert analysis and act as an escalation point and ultimate technical authority within our incident management processes. The Distinguished Engineer will also be accountable for team responsibilities around root cause analysis and long problem resolution for any critical incidents incurred.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Articulate and evangelize a bold technical vision for your domain
    • Decompose complex problems into practical and operational solutions
    • Ensure the quality of technical design and implementation
    • Serve as an authoritative expert on non-functional system characteristics, such as performance, scalability and operability
    • Continue learning and injecting advanced technical knowledge into our community
    • Handle several projects simultaneously, balancing your time to maximize impact
    • Act as a role model and mentor within the tech community, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community

    Skills include :

    • Web Application Firewalls & Web Application & API Protection platforms
    • DDoS Defense Capabilities
    • Bot Protection Platforms
    • Content Delivery Networks & Edge Compute platforms & services
    • Leveraging Site Reliability Engineering principles in the build and operation of secure and reliable systems
    • Cloud Security Platforms (AWS, GCP preferred)
    • General Cyber Security & Network Security technologies
    • Leading and resolving live cyber attack incidents
    • Perimeter architecture & third party connectivity design & integration experience
    • API security, TLS, HTTP, QUIC & similar technologies

    Capital One is open to hiring a remote employee for this opportunity.

    Basic Qualifications :

    • Bachelors Degree
    • At least 7 years of software engineering or software development experience within the network security domain including the creation or evolution of network security tooling or automation of processes through the use of programming languages or shell scripts)
    • At least 5 years of public cloud experience (AWS, GCP, Azure)
    • At least 3 years of experience with Network Security Engineering

    Preferred Qualifications :

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
    • 12+ years of software engineering or software development experience within the network security domain including the creation or evolution of network security tooling or automation of processes through the use of programming languages or shell scripts)
    • 7+ years of experience in building distributed systems and highly available services using cloud computing services (AWS, GCP, Azure)
    • 5+ years of experience with Network Security Engineering
    • Relevant industry certifications such as CISSP, AWS or GCP professional network or security certifications

    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.

    Remote (Regardless of Location): $232,900 – $265,800 for Distinguished Engineer

    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.

    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 ; 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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    For technical support or questions about Capital One’s recruiting process, please send an email to

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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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