Software Applications Engineer

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Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description


Westlake - TX, TX2050R, 2050 Roanoke Road, 76262-9616
David Slade

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:

The Corporate Systems (cSyS) team within Charles Schwab’s Corporate Information Technology (CIT) organization is looking for a motivated and inquisitive Software Application Engineer for our Corporate Real Estate Technology team. Working closely with the Real Estate, HR and Finance business teams, this position will take on a key role supporting, maintaining and enhancing the core applications in this space.

What you’ll do:

The scope of our work includes production support, enhancement support and projects, while working with our business partners and a variety of third party vendors and internal technology teams.  You’ll be responsible for ensuring all our systems are up and running. Light to medium application development in Java to manage and improve the interoperability between those systems. Maintaining currency with OS, Java, Security, Database patching and requirements.  Installing applications.  Troubleshooting.  Writing batch or other scripts.  Writing SQL statements to investigate\resolve data issues.  Learning new systems and applications as we acquire them. 

What you have:

An eagerness to learn.  The ability to speak to technical and non-technical partners.  Direct experience coding and deploying web applications in Java.  Highly disciplined, self-motivated, delivery focused work style, combined with the ability to coordinate and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • BA/BS or higher degree, preferably in a technical discipline or 5+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • 3+ years of experience designing and deploying complex systems.
  • 3+ years of Java programming in a team utilizing Repos, CI, CD, TDD.
  • Must have strong project management skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities, excellent analytical skills, be very detail oriented and self-directed.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to create strong relationships with people within technology and business organizations.
  • Knowledge of database programming and query design.
  • Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with vendors and co-workers.
  • Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot, document, and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate policies, practices and procedures to external and internal customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with the installation of new hardware/software as well as upgrading existing hardware/software.

Preferred Technology and Application Experience:

  • 3+ years experience delivering projects in a business systems analyst, subject matter expert (SME), or related role.
  • 3+ years developing and\or augmenting web solutions in Java.
  • 3+ years experience with RDBMS including MS SQL Server, Teradata, preferably Oracle.
  • Familiarity with scripting and coding abilities including but not limited to JavaScript, SQL, XML, HTML, PowerShell, Java
  • Experience with Windows Server, IIS, Apache Tomcat.
  • Experience with CAFM/IWMS, Lease\Project Mgmt, and\or Physical Security\Alarm Systems
  • Experience supporting and\or enhancing Archibus, CoStar, Lenel OnGuard, Crossmatch, PeopleSoft.
  • Experience performing in an Agile\Scrum team environment.
  • Familiarity with networks, PCs,  Access Management, and HRMS systems.

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-Other Specialty Engineering-2-5 yrs
Position Located In:TX - Westlake
Job Type:Full Time

Category:Information Technology
Activation Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Expiration Date: Monday, April 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 : 20181010-6486

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