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Ranked 10th on the list of largest banks in the United States by assets, Capital One focuses on more than just finances; their mission is Changing Banking for Good by bringing humanity, ingenuity and simplicity to the banking world.

Description of Client brief and challenges

Capital One Financial Corporation, the nation’s largest direct bank, is known for being a data and tech pioneer in the financial services industry.

The Fortune 100 company has been progressive in setting a bold agenda around digital and tech transformation and embracing the comprehensive change that it requires. Capital One is years ahead of most enterprises in moving to the cloud, scaling its in-house engineering workforce, and adopting agile, microservices, open-source, and a modern data ecosystem. Last year, Capital One became the first U.S. bank to exit its on-prem legacy data centers and go all-in on the public cloud.

To deliver on its mission and tech transformation, Capital One employs a large technology workforce of nearly 11,000, of which 85% are engineers. The company invests heavily in creating a nimble learning organization where the talent it brings on board is empowered to quickly take advantage of the latest technologies and is provided with a wealth of opportunities to experiment, learn, and drive continuous improvement.

As part of its efforts to provide training and development for its engineers and continue to attract top Scala talent, Capital One approached Signify Technology in 2018.

The Solution

Strategy One;

To help with education and training, Signify Technology organized a two-day virtual training workshop with one of the industry’s most well-known and skilled Scala contributors to exclusively teach Scala best practices to a group from the Capital One engineering team. It was so popular that Capital One decided to open it up to the Scala community to partake in. This not only allowed Capital One to increase training for its own engineers but also to extend this opportunity to the community.

More than 50 software engineers attended the workshop, and since then the Capital One engineering team has participated in numerous Signify Technology virtual conferences and meet-ups to expand their skill sets and engage with the broader community.

Strategy Two;

To help fill the demand for key roles, Capital One has also tapped into Signify Technology’s contracting solution, which enables companies to source skilled software developers on a contract basis while simultaneously conducting a search for longer-term permanent employees. This enabled Capital One to onboard three contract Engineers for a new project with a tight timeframe, while working toward hiring nine permanent Engineers to join the engineering team full time.

Final Outcome
  • In 13 months alone, Signify Technology has placed 12 Software Developers within the Capital One Engineering team. This consisted of 3 Contract Developers and 9 Permanent Developers.

  • Over 50 Capital One Software Developers furthered their Scala skills due to the Scala workshops organized by Signify Technology.

  • Capital One praised Signify Technology for their fast-paced responsiveness and efforts throughout the process.

Client Feedback

The partnership with Signify Technology has helped us to bring on unbelievably talented engineers. Not only have they consistently delivered great candidates, the Signify Technology team understand recruiting at the core. They are extremely well connected in the Scala community and respond quickly to help match our needs with great people.

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