Capital One Principal Software Engineer in London, United Kingdom

White Collar Factory (95009), United Kingdom, London, London

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Principal Software Engineer

We are looking for highly experienced and driven engineers that can help us to deliver best-in-class software to our customers. Your passion for Software Engineering and innovation means you’re always looking to gain experience with new platforms and language and a keen eye for what’s coming next.

As a Principal Engineer, you’ll support the Engineering leadership team and work with one or more multidisciplinary teams of engineers designing and delivering our new platform and helping plan our multi-year migration to the cloud.

You will excel in end to end software development and will have breadth and technical depth in more than one area. Your engineering ability will be platform-agnostic, but your skills include extensive commercial experience developing services, ideally including cloud hosting. Your strong design, analytical and problem-solving skills will be crucial to our success.

You’ll be collaborating with product owners and designers on everything from overall architecture to discrete feature development. You will also mentor other engineers on scalable, secure, high performing and highly testable software design and advising senior management on technical direction.

You will be part of the team that evolves and enhances the wider engineering team, defining and adopting best practices to make Capital One engineering a destination for the best and brightest in the industry. Ever the problem-solver, your data-driven approach to solution design makes you the strongest advocate of our customers.

We're looking for the best and the skills below are only a guide to what we're looking for. If you don't meet all the requirements but think this role is for you, we'd really like to hear from you.


  • Designing and delivering best in class software solutions across multiple platforms

  • Collaborating with Product Managers & Designers across the business

  • Highly technical, a key influencer of overall software architecture

  • Makes technical trade-offs between short term team needs and long term business needs

Skills & Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of RESTful service development

  • Proven ability to deliver easy-to-integrate, scalable and performant services for enterprise consumption

  • Knowledge of Java

  • Strong design, analytical and problem solving skills

About Capital One

Capital One UK is a division of Capital One Financial Corporation. We are the UK's top 10 credit card providers. Since our beginning, we have seen us built on hold, new ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. In an era changing financial landscape, we are transforming to a technology company that happens to do credit, always on, and striving for the breakthroughs that will change banking for good.

Changing banking for good is our core vision and applies to everything we do. A happy customer is a loyal customer. By bringing innovation, simplicity, and, most importantly, humanity to the financial services industry we will succeed in delivering this mission. We are also recognised for our work in treating customers fairly. We have two development hubs, including Nottingham and London, delivering the next big things that will help our customers.

We’d like you to be part of it.


We offer a very competitive rewards package, a great pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance. You can look forward to a host of other benefits including cycle to work and season ticket loans.

We love continuous learning and that’s why we give you 10% of your time to work on cutting edge innovative projects that shape the way we will work in the future

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

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