Production Support Engineer/Analyst

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

Job Description


Chicago - IL, IL150SW, 150 S Wacker Dr, 60606-4111


Jeanie Lynn Bannon




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:

This is a support position in Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) Technology Operations to support the Investment Management Sales and Product Systems. In this business facing role, the candidate will be interacting with several internal and external teams, driving issue analysis and resolution, recommending solutions, and helping to promote the overall support strategy.  

What you?ll do:

  • Proactively detecting, troubleshooting, and resolving all issues affecting production applications. This involves coordination with and escalation to development and external teams where necessary. This team owns all issues escalated to CSIM Technology until it is resolved or a workaround is provided to end users.
  • Provide clear, concise, and timely communication to affected parties during the investigation and resolution of any individual or system-wide outage.
  • Responsible for ensuring the Change Implementation Management policies are adhered to for all changes deployed to Production.
  • Work with development teams at the appropriate stages in application development to ensure any new systems or projects meet the Production standards.
  • Constantly update knowledge repository, ensure information regarding any support related activities or issues are available and easily accessible.
  • Responsible for servicing all requests for data or other activities that require access to Production systems.
  • The goal is to improve self-reliance and reduce dependency on the availability of development or external team resources for the initial troubleshooting and resolution of problems.

What you have:

  • 5 to 7 years of support/developer experience in Financial Services, preferably Asset Management
  • Experienced Support Analyst in Asset Management industry with a strong understanding of Sales and Marketing applications
  • Understand the different data requirements from Product Management team and address the recurring requests through scripting/automation
  • Be able to manage an outage incident, coordinating user communications, and other teams to help resolve an incident.
  • Strong ownership mentality with a focus on customer satisfaction. Be able to easily communicate with senior business and technology stakeholders during production incidents.
  • Solid track record in an operational/support role, understands incident/problem/change management and how to drive stability across organizations.
  • Hands-on professional that understands both code and infrastructure
  • Bachelor?s/Master?s Degree from a top tier university, preferably in Computer Science

Technical Skills:

  • Operating System: Windows Environment
  • SQL/Databases (SQL Server): Understanding of tables, views, indexes, and stored procedures, and the ability to understand them by reading their definitions. Familiarity with SQL queries. Understanding of transactions, query plan analysis and database troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of Web Infrastructure, SSO, Active Directory Authentication

Vendor Products (desired):

  • SalesForce or any other CRM Product knowledge
  • Content Management Systems ? MediaFly, Docurated
  • Marketing Products ? Marketo
  • Drupal Framework

Business/Technical Skills (desired):

  • Business Intelligence Reporting
  • Data Warehouse Knowledge
  • Asset Classes, FactSheets
  • Ability to debug and troubleshoot by examining logs, using debuggers, dashboards etc.
  • Data Conversion and ETL tool experience ? Informatica
  • Agile

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to analyze and understand data
  • Keen focus on metrics and trend analysis
  • Self-motivated with exceptional oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to forge strong relationships and coordinate effectively with multiple parties during outages and actively communicate updates to Application Development and Business partners
  • Detail oriented and organized with strong analytical skills
  • Self-starter and ability to multi task with a can do attitude

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:Investment Management - 2-5 yrs
Position Located In:IL - Chicago
Job Type:Full Time


Category:Information Technology


Activation Date: Friday, August 3, 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 : 20180427-2939

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