Capital One Adding Innovation Staff in New York

canstockphoto4082796Capital One Financial Corp. may be based in McLean, Va., but it’s adding significant innovation staff to its New York office.

Job ads for more than a dozen positions in the Big Apple were recently posted, and quite a few of them directly relate to the bank’s innovation effort. Here are just a few:

The company also recently was looking for a “director, digital product management,” but that listing is no longer open to applications. Nevertheless, the ad offers a window into Cap One’s HR pitch:

Do you want to change the way the world interacts with their money? Do you have an opinion on whether shipping > perfection? Have you geeked out on multi-armed bandit experiments or the possibilities of the blockchain lately?

Then we want you!

As a Director focusing on Consumer Bank products, you’ll be working closely with Head of New Product Innovation for Consumer Bank to drive the strategic direction of how millions of customers interact with their bank and manage their money.

The job listing for chief data scientist in New York notes that “At Capital One, data is at the center of everything we do,” and describes the position as being 65% thought leadership and management and 35% hands-on work with data. Applicants are likely already aware that data scientist was recently named “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” by Harvard Business Review.

And the digital designer position includes the following: “Capital One is different–we may be a top-10 bank by deposits, but we operate with the drive, creativity and innovation of a tech start-up. So if you think different, this may be a position for you. TBLI” It all sounds exciting, even if we don’t know what “TBLI” stands for.

The principal quantitative analyst is the only open position among these four that lists “banking experience” as a qualification.

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