As a Software Engineering lead at Capital One, Mikela Wright partners with finance and data product leadership to deliver new solutions that focus on building infrastructure and user interfaces for reporting and complex data ecosystems. In this role, she gives technical direction and strategy to a team of Engineers.
Throughout her IT career, Mikela has held roles as a Business Systems Analyst, Data Engineer, and Software Engineer technical lead. She is a certified Amazon Solutions Architect Associate and has been recognized for her passion for teamwork and courage to lead. Mikela has expertise in data engineering and security, software development management, and evolving legacy systems to cloud based services.
Mikela is dedicated to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging programs which encourages young women and men to pursue careers in STEM. She is also very passionate and active in Capital One’s campus recruiting efforts.
Mikela holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering, with a minor in Business. Outside of Technology, she enjoys cooking soul food with a healthy twist and is looking forward to traveling again.