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Capital One

You probably think of Capital One as a credit card provider. But in many ways, we’re as much of a technology company as a finance company. And that’s why Software Engineering is pivotal to our success.

This is where you can create game-changing new software for our customers. Build new solutions. Tackle all sorts of business challenges. Meaning we have to be super agile. Which makes Tech at Capital One an exciting place to work. Get ready for design thinking, open source software, public cloud, API’s, a lean start-up mind-set, and agile framework. You’ll get ownership over big projects that will make a real difference to our customers. And we’ll give you all the tools you need so you can learn and progress along the way. It’s a win win.

Job ID R118137 Location: Nottingham
Software Development Engineer - Data
Nottingham Trent House (95002), United Kingdom, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Software Development Engineer - Data

What you’ll do

  • You’ll work as part of a self-organised Data engineering team to design and develop software features that are delightful and vital to the lives of credit card consumers across all walks of life;

  • Your scope of work is within your team owned components and supporting, appropriately sized features;

  • You’ll work to achieve the goals and vision shared by Product Management and your Tribe Leadership;

  • Innovate within your team, initiative area and contribute within your technical domain

What we’re looking for

  • You’ll have a proven ability to deliver high quality applications;

  • Solid programming skills with a good working knowledge of modern OO languages such as Java, Python or similar;

  • Working collaboratively and commitment to be part of a successful team;

  • Quality is important and therefore you’re happy to use approaches such as Pair Programming, TDD and BDD

What you’ll get to learn (any previous experience would be advantageous) 

  • Working with the cloud/AWS and the opportunities that it brings;

  • Solving real world problems and being comfortable working in a complex regulated environment

Where and how you'll work

This is a permanent position and will be based in our Nottingham office. We're currently working fully remote until 7th September after which time we're adopting 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 to Thursday, but they aren't mandatory - you’ll be led by your team, the type of work you do and of course your preferences. 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 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;

  • 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.

If you require a reasonable adjustment, please contact  All information will be kept confidential and will only be used for the purpose of applying a reasonable adjustment.

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

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

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.

The work perks


We’ll give you all the training you need to become a People Leader (if you’d like to) and the opportunity to attend industry conferences.


You’ll get 10% of your time to work on cutting edge innovative projects outside of your day to day role.


We’re proud to support our local tech communities in Nottingham and London. We sponsor Women in Tech Notts, Agile Notts, Tech Notts and many more. And our Coders Programme helps build tech skills in young people.


Work-life balance is important to us. So we’re open to flexible working to support your lifestyle and will provide the equipment and tools you need.


Live a healthy life with our private health insurance, which is free for you and your family.


We’re able to support with relocation if needed. And an interest-free travel ticket and stock purchase plan.


Prepare for your future with our group personal pension scheme.

Parental leave

We offer an enhanced parental leave package to support you and your growing family.

Open source tech.

Open source culture.

We choose open source tools and technologies to avoid reinventing the wheel, save time and collaborate. It reflects who we are and how we think.

As a group of hungry, curious and passionate engineers, our people share ideas so that they can learn. That’s why we’ll offer you plenty of opportunities to develop; from industry-leading training and qualifications (such as AWS and agile), to attending tech conferences and getting involved in the local tech community.

The approach to quality here at Capital One has changed how I write code for the better.
Michael Gilchrist - Software Engineer See Michael’s Story


Learn more about the projects our engineers work on, how they build new features and keep us delivering our mission to change banking for good.

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