Charles Schwab Platform Engineer / NoSQL in Austin, Texas


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 at 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 is looking for a Platform Engineer with NoSQL expertise to support our newly formed CloudOps Automation team. This role will be responsible working with the platform engineering team in designing and implementing tools and services for on-boarding applications on Schwab’s private PaaS and ensuring a continuous delivery for both private and public cloud that follows best practices and our standards for change management.

What you’ll do:

  • Working with technical teams in delivering highly scalable and reliable applications that meet business budgets/timelines while ensuring alignment to strategic technology vision

  • Work with Scrum Master and product owner to provide development sizing & cost analysis estimates

  • Work closely with product owner and team members to decompose stories, design features, and prioritize tasks

  • Utilize automated software test tools and frameworks such as test driven development to achieve software quality standards.

  • Support integration efforts to build whole systems from various sub-systems Hands-on development and mentoring as necessary for other members of the development team Build durable systems/applications and ensuring a low MTTR (mean time to resolution). Identify technology gaps/risks early and establish mitigation plans Create artifacts for each project such as Software Architecture documentation, Technical Use Cases, and Code Review Packages Prototype, validate and create specific application solutions for the business (as necessary)

What you have:

  • 7+ years of hands-on software development experience (.Net or Java) with at least 1 year focused on cloud technologies

  • 3+ years of experience designing large scalable caching and/or no-sql solutions (MongoDB, Redis preferred)

  • Experience in concepts such as sharding, replication, atomicity, consistency, etc...

  • Proficient building server side applications with either C, Java or C#

  • Knowledge in frameworks like Spring, Hibernate, etc... Scripting languages (Shell, PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl or PowerShell)

  • Worked with web technologies and platforms (especially for integration)

  • Knowledge of Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

  • Proficient managing multipl priorities in a dynamic, geographically dispersed environment

  • Strong influencing, negotiation, and, problem-solving skills with an ability to identify problems/gaps, assess the requirements to address, and get buy-in to implement solutions

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required for composing and delivering technical presentations or other forms of documentation to various level of technical and non-technical management

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related fields is required.

Nice to Have :

  • Systems administration understanding (UNIX, Linux or Windows)

  • Hands on experience with Azure, AWS, Google Cloud or one of the other major IaaS providers

  • Financial Industry experience

What y ou’ll get:

  • Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer

  • 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 at .

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.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: IT-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Expiration Date: Friday, September 8, 2017

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