Charles Schwab Sr. Staff - Middleware Developer 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:

The Enterprise Middleware and Online Security Technology (EMOST) is responsible for designing, developing and supporting a variety of mission-critical core middleware authentication, messaging, and services platforms that are used widely by technology teams within Schwab Technology Services (STS). We are seeking to hire a driven, results-oriented senior staff software full stack developer with relevant hands-on experience who shares our passion for technology, innovation and excellence. You will be the supporting the overall technology direction within the group, mentoring other technical staff members on the latest patterns/concepts and technologies, and actively collaborate with the development teams and technology leaders across Schwab technology on product development, best practices, and automation. On our team, all senior staff developers are involved with a combination of leading, designing and actively participating in the hands-on development within a very dynamic, fast-moving, and agile environment. You will work with a team of seasoned software professionals who have a steadfast commitment to high quality, high performance, and scalable software. The team’s main objective is to maintain all aspects of the software development lifecycle to ensure the on-time, quality delivery of software product releases.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead team in execution of development pipeline and delivery of the organization’s software products to QA, and ultimately to production.

  • Manage day-to-day technical activities and influence team members to leverage follow and support agile software development practices

  • Interface with product owner and key stakeholders in Project Management, Business, QA and Technology Operations to ensure high quality delivery of software projects on time and budget

  • 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 subsystems

  • Support release manager to assemble releases and drive improvements in the release process

  • Assist Scrum Master in resolving needs and roadblocks identified by team members

  • Ensure the coordination of individual team deliverables are synchronized as necessary to achieve product releases

  • Provide hands-on development and mentoring as necessary for other members of the development team

  • Identify technology risks early and establish mitigation plans

  • Create artifacts for each project such as Software Architecture documentation, Technical Use Cases, and Code Review Packages

  • Meet periodically with onshore and offshore developers to review and improve code quality, requirements specification and design methodologies

  • Prototype, validate and create specific application solutions for the business

What you have:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience building distributed, scalable enterprise-class distributed applications in heterogeneous software, networking and infrastructure environments

  • Minimum 3+ years of experience on an agile Scrum team

  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures

  • Experience with frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate and understanding of UML (Unified Modeling Language)

  • Expert in object oriented analysis, SOA, design patterns, development, implementation and maintenance

  • Deep experience designing and building server-side, multi-threaded applications based upon Microsoft technologies, specifically utilizing Visual Studio .NET, C# and IIS

  • Strong experience developing/managing REST and SOAP-based Web Service API(s) with WCF, XML, JSON, and XSLT

  • Ability to read and write SQL queries, excellent understanding of database concepts

  • Experience with implementing different unit testing and continuous integration/continuous delivery frameworks

  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems

  • Good understanding of latest Architecture and Development Standards and Guidelines

  • Independently plans own work and is accountable to meet schedules and deliverables

  • Experience providing guidance, direction, and feedback to other technical staff in order to meet agreed upon objectives

  • Ability to analyze, propose and implement timely, cost effective, quality solutions for all issues or problems within area of responsibility

  • 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

  • Proficient managing multiple and changing priorities in a fast-past, dynamic, and geographically dispersed environment

  • Strong interest in industry trends, technology innovation, and best practice

Skills that are considered a plus:

  • Well-versed in DevOps principles and practices

  • Hands-on capabilities with trending web technologies such as AngularJS, jQuery, NoJS

  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, BitBucket, Bamboo), Microsoft TFS Build Services

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 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-Distributed and Web Development-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Expiration Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

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