Mainframe Programmer

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Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


Phoenix - AZ, PHX4701A, 4701 E Francisco Dr, 85044-5365


Leticia Mitchell




We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.


Our Opportunity:


Automation Operational Support (AOS) is part of Data Center Operations. AOS is composed of fundamentally three functional subgroups:

  • Distributed Network Automation (also known as DNA)
  • Mainframe Automation
  • xMatters


The AOS Distributed Network Automation Team provides automated monitoring and event notification for IT Operations and provides operational automation for Unix (and flavors of Unix) and Windows servers primarily at the Schwab Data Centers.



The AOS Mainframe Automation provides automated monitoring, automatic recovery of software and failures whenever possible, and automation of complex manual processes, such as transitioning to Host Fallback systems, management of mainframe networks, and system startup management. Mainframe Automation supports all of Schwab's mainframe systems.



The AOS xMatters Team provides for the support and administration of the xMatters Notification System which is used by IT Operations to contact Oncall groups, send IT status/issues notifications to management, and to initiate Code Red escalations.



 What you’ll do:

This position will assist with the oversight, management, integration, and support of the automation and monitoring solutions provided for the mainframe infrastructure and enterprise MQ infrastructure provided by the Mainframe Automation Services organization. This will involve working with mainframe and Linux-based systems and tools. This team provides solutions that support improved availability and reliability of Schwab’s IT infrastructure by enabling IT Operations to detect and quickly respond to events and to escalate appropriately to support personnel. This position will work with other IT organizations to help design and develop scripts and configurations for monitoring, automation, and operational control and will help provide appropriate documentation, training, reporting facilities, and support.


What you have:

  • You should have a B.A. or B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, MIS, or similar degree or equivalent work experiences in a large enterprise environment.
  • You should have education and/or experience in programming and supporting mainframe and/or Linux (or other Unix variations) systems. It is expected that the successful candidate will most likely have either the appropriate mainframe skills or the appropriate Linux skills but possibly not both. The skills you don’t have you will need to be willing to learn.
  •  Expected mainframe skills include good knowledge of mainframe systems, utilities, and languages (e.g. TSO, ISPF, JCL, REXX, z/OS).
  • Prior experience with system automation and monitoring, especially with IBM Tivoli Monitoring OR NetView and System Automation (SA/390 or SA z/OS), is desired.
  • Expected Linux (or other Unix variations) skills include good knowledge of Linux systems in virtualized environments, shell scripting languages, DB2/SQL data base programming, and application troubleshooting.
  • Strong communication, documentation, and teaming skills are expected.


What you’ll get:



  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program
  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions
  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life



Learn more about Life@Schwab.




Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.


Job Specifications
Relocation Offered?:No
Work Schedule:Days
Languages:English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications:None
Relevant Work Experience:IT-Mainframe (Systems Prog/App Dev)-2-5 yrs
Position Located In:AZ - Phoenix
Job Type:Full Time


Category:Information Technology


Activation Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Expiration Date: Friday, March 1, 2019


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Company Information

At Schwab, we inspire the driven; individuals who want to take ownership of their career and their future. You are appreciated for your work, respected for your unique strengths and rewarded for the possibilities you create for our clients. Working in Schwab Technology is not just a job; it's an opportunity to do the best work of your life. This team drives Schwab's mission to harness the power of data to deliver the next gen client experience. They relentlessly pursue simplification and modernization, laying the foundation for the digital enterprise. They act boldly together to provide security for our clients and enterprise, safeguarding client trust all while delivering on their core commitments to availability, capacity and project execution with excellence and efficiency. If you are looking to be challenged with projects that stretch and grow your abilities, and push you towards further developing your expertise, apply to one of our openings today.
Dice Id : 10228622
Position Id : 20181112-7076