Sr Manager Architecture

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

Job Description


Lone Tree - CO, DENR2, 9800 Schwab Way, 80124
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:

Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) Technology is part of the Schwab Technology Services (STS) organization which is responsible for the company?s use of information technology including all telecommunications, operations and client and business applications.

CSIM Technology is aligned to support the technology needs of Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (CSIM) which is the investment advisor for Schwab?s proprietary mutual funds, referred to as the Schwab Funds; and it includes Schwab?s exchange-traded funds, referred to as the Schwab ETFs?. With over $300bn in assets under management, CSIM is the 3rd largest provider of index mutual funds and the 5th largest provider of EFTs.

This Sr. Manager position within CSIM Technology reports directly to the Managing Director and will provide leadership for the Technology Architecture team. The individual will play a key role in developing CSIM?s technology Core platform, critical regulatory compliance initiatives and Schwab?s application modernization roadmap.

What you?ll do:

This is a technology lead role based in Denver, CO, managing the software development lifecycle including the coordination, prioritization and communication across the business product areas. It will include building and realizing the strategy for the teams to support the dynamic needs of the CSIM business.

The role includes hands-on development and management of both full time employees and contractors, including the vendor relationships with partner firms. The candidate will act as a product owner for some of the technology platform capabilities being developed for the organization. The role encompasses establishing and directing the strategic and tactical goals for the teams, building a client driven technology solutions, improving the software quality, platform and technology service provided to the CSIM business.

In addition to the functional responsibilities within the technology organization, the candidate will be playing a pivotal role in the strategic architectural roadmap, building proprietary applications where a competitive advantage can be gained. It includes evaluation of technologies, team providing mentorship and enabling and integrating industry leading vendor software to provide a cohesive, flexible platform which can scale effectively for future business growth

What you have:

This role requires a highly motivated, organized and experienced business focused technology leader with a proven record of software delivery within an investment management firm.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A university degree from a well-respected academic institution; advanced degrees in Information management, Computer Science, Business Administration and/or other professional certifications are a plus
  • 7+ years of experience in software development, including web services and APIs
  • Minimum of five years? experience leading an information technology software delivery organization across multiple technical and investment management product disciplines 
  • At least 7 years? experience managing the software development lifecycle with a strong breadth of technologies including .NET framework, cloud technologies, SaaS solutions
  • Experience managing and/or developing Cloud-ready applications
  • Strong knowledge of Agile development lifecycle
  • Ability to step in when needed as a tech lead with technical guidance and design recommendations
  • Extensive experience leading solution delivery teams inclusive of scope, scheduling, budgeting and project planning in an environment with aggressive delivery goals
  • Proven record of delivering technology solutions within agreed upon budgets and timeframes
  • Substantiated experience raising the bar on staff delivery performance and cultivating high performance work environments
  • Significant experience transforming teams through technology, organization, culture, process and business change management

Leadership & Management

  • Ability to work hands on with team members to inspire and motivate all levels of staff towards both tactical and strategic delivery goals
  • Ability to drive change with external counterparties and vendors, managing and enhancing relationships and services provided
  • Outstanding performer, persistent and pro-active leader, detailed oriented, and driven to exceed expectations
  • Skilled communicator and negotiator with exceptional written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety factors sometimes with intangible information
  • Ability to effectively navigate  organization and cross organizational structure and culture to negotiate win-win outcomes for the company

Personal Characteristics

  • Shows a commitment to high ethical standards and integrity and demonstrates this through action
  • Excellent written communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Inquisitive, analytical, a strategic thinker, proactive and solutions-oriented
  • High-energy, positive, entrepreneurial in spirit while goal-oriented and results-driven
  • Self-starter; takes initiative and can work independently and deliver on time
  • Well-organized and disciplined with high attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable working with various business domains
  • Direct, plain-spoken; conveys a genuine/authentic demeanor

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.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an equal employment opportunity employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. (Please click here to see policy.) Schwab is also an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. We believe diversity and inclusion are part of our success as a company and our purpose of serving every client with passion and integrity.

If you need an accommodation in the application process, please email or call HR Direct at 800-725-3535.

Job Specifications
Relocation Offered?:No
Work Schedule:Days
Languages:English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications:None
Relevant Work Experience:IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs, IT-Distributed and Web Development-6+ yrs
Position Located In:CO - Lone Tree
Job Type:Full Time

Category:Information Technology
Activation Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Expiration Date: Tuesday, October 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 : 20190523-3148

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