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Lead Platform Engineer (Cloud FinOps)

Lead Platform Engineer ( Cloud FinOps)



Do you love building and pioneering in the technology space? Do you enjoy solving complex business problems in a fast-paced, collaborative, inclusive, and iterative delivery environment? At Capital One, you’ll be part of a big group of makers, breakers, doers and disruptors, who solve real problems and meet real customer needs.  We are seeking a Lead Cloud FinOps Engineer who is passionate about maximizing the cost efficiency of our AWS infrastructure. As a Capital One Lead Cloud FinOps Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to be on the forefront of driving a major transformation within the company.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, deploy, and support cost-efficient AWS solutions

  • Research cloud cost abnormalities and provide insights into its financial impact and solutions for supporting needed changes for correction

  • Identify areas of high influence that can be implemented centrally to increase the overall efficiency of our AWS spend.

  • Work with lines of businesses to implement savings opportunities within their cloud footprints and applications.

  • Create and implement actionable plans for the highest cost applications at Capital One, working with application and division leads to drive savings.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance around architectural best practices that help elevate Cost Optimization as a pillar of the Well-Architected Framework

  • Influence and help achieve our enterprise cost efficiency strategy


Successful candidates will possess:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to document solutions and present ideas to cross-functional teams.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and a passion for teamwork.

  • Solid understanding of AWS solutions and services

  • A solid understanding of what comprises a scalable, robust, supportable design

  • A passion to drive cost savings strategies

  • A bias toward action, along with an internal drive for continuous improvement

  • Ability to work in a flexible work environment that embraces rapid change, emphasizes continuous learning, and attacks new challenges

  • Ability to adequately discuss technical issues with technicians, engineers, architects and vendors.

  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team that is geographically dispersed, as well as work independently as required.

  • Proficient knowledge of common DevOps tools such as Git/Github, Jenkins, containers, etc.

  • Proficient Python programming skills with object-oriented design principles desired.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification

  • At least 5 years of AWS experience

  • At least 5 years of experience deploying and supporting cloud native solutions

  • At least 3 years of experience with cloud financial management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 6+ years of AWS experience

  • 6+ years of experience leading cloud cost management initiatives with cross-functional teams that include engineering, finance or product

  • 3+ years of experience with API’s

  • 3+ years of experience with pricing models

  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification

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): $160,200 – $182,800 for Lead Platform 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 theCapital 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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  • Company: Capital One
  • Published: 15th November 2023
  • Closing Date: 15th December 2023
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: $160,200 - $182,800
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None