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Data Solutions Architect

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Apply Job ID R146102 Location: Nottingham
Nottingham Trent House (95002), United Kingdom, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Data Solutions Architect

About this role

As a Data Solutions Architect within Capital One, you will be part of the leadership team working on defining and communicating the data solution architecture strategy and roadmap within AWS, focusing on realtime data management and storage.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape best practices in architecture and design for teams across the entire company as we design and build our target data platforms in the cloud.

You will also have the opportunity to coach and support other Architects, Senior Engineers and Product Managers in making complex and challenging decisions, balancing trade-offs between business and technical complexity.

What you’ll do:

  • Be a trusted part of the technical leadership team, as well as an active participant in the broader Architecture community with wider context, influence and ownership of the long term target architecture for our realtime data management platforms.
  • Collaborate with product managers and designers on the overall product roadmap for key business goals, extending the technology planning horizon in order to deliver desired business capabilities.
  • Play the leading technical role in large data focused initiatives across the business, partnering with Product to shape the solutions and breaking down complex problems for agile teams to deliver.
  • Ensure that our data solutions deliver value to the business and are resilient, scalable, compliant, performant and cost-effective.  Set appropriate guardrails to enable our engineers to create applications aligned to our Enterprise objectives.
  • Drive simplification across our architecture, processes and technologies, by encouraging and fostering the reuse of appropriate industry SaaS Solutions and/or Enterprise Standards, Patterns, Capabilities and Platforms.  
  • Be a change agent driving continuous improvement in architecture process methodology and best-practices.
  • Blend vision with pragmatism to help navigate through trade-offs, typically involving time, cost, quality, scope and risk.
  • Highlight the engineering skills needed to allow us to move towards our target data platforms architecture, and support the career growth of engineers in the domain of solution architecture and design.
  • Foster a culture of knowledge sharing by acting as a thought catalyst by keeping the community up to date on industry, enterprise and business trends. Inject this context into technology decisions.
  • Make everyone welcome and seek different perspectives while modeling inclusion across the team

 What we’re looking for:

  • You have experience in solutions architecture within a realtime and fast data storage environment, using a potential mix of in-house, third party and SaaS delivery capabilities.
  • You are skilled and knowledgeable across architectural areas comprising realtime data platforms and infrastructure within AWS or another cloud hosting provider
  • You are comfortable in reaching technical trade-offs between short-term team and long-term business needs.
  • You are willing and excited to get into the guts of a completely data-driven, highly regulated industry with a lot of existing complexity.
  • You work well with diverse teams, partnering across the UK business and wider Enterprise to navigate an ambiguous and quickly changing environment.
  • You are flexible, adapting your approach to meet the needs of the team, initiative, or product. You solicit differing views and are willing to change your mind and perspective as you learn more. 
  • You are adept at building consensus across a range of diverse stakeholders.

Where and how you'll work

This is a permanent position and will be based in our Nottingham offices. We’ve adopted a flexible hybrid working model - one that creates the opportunity to work in your own way, but also provides great spaces for in-person collaboration.  

Our core in-the-office days are Tuesday and Wednesday, which is led by your team and the type of work you do. Many of our team have flexible working patterns so we’re open to discuss flexible working arrangements with you.  

You can read more about the full announcement from our Founder and CEO Rich Fairbank here: Update on

We are committed to creating a level playing field and seek to create teams that are representative of our customers and the communities we serve.  We’d love to hear from you if you identify with a typically under-represented group in our industry and are particularly keen to hear from women and ethnic minority candidates.

What’s in it for you

  • Bring us all this - and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with a role contributing to the product roadmap for an organisation committed to transformation.
  • We’re continuing our journey into the public cloud and have problems of scale, security, availability and performance for you to help solve.
  • We offer high performers strong and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great people through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers).
  • Immediate access to our core benefits including pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance – with flexible benefits available including season-ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and enhanced parental leave.
  • Open-plan workspaces and facilities designed to inspire and support you. Our Nottingham head-office has a fully-serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and music rooms. In London, you can heighten your mood with a run on our rooftop running track or an espresso at the Workshop Coffee café.
  • Find out more through our UK careers site ( or by exploring the @IAmCapitalOne Twitter tag.

What you should know about how we recruit

We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, not the same people. Building diverse and inclusive teams is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do. We want to work with top talent: whoever you are, whatever you look like, wherever you come from. We know it’s about what you do, not just what you say. That’s why we make our recruitment process fair and accessible. And we offer benefits that attract people at all ages and stages.

We also partner with organisations including the Women in Finance and Race At Work Charters, Stonewall and upReach to find people from every walk of life and help them thrive with us. We have a whole host of internal networks and support groups you could be involved in, to name a few:

  • REACH – Race Equality and Culture Heritage group focuses on representation, retention and engagement for associates from minority ethnic groups and allies.
  • OutFront – to provide LGBTQ+ support for all associates.
  • Mind Your Mind – signposting support and promoting positive mental wellbeing for all.
  • Women in Tech – promoting an inclusive environment in tech.
  • EmpowHER - network of female associates and allies focusing on developing future leaders, particularly for female talent in our industry.

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

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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).

Who We Are

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.


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