Charles Schwab Platform Technical Director in Raleigh, North Carolina


Raleigh - NC, RALEIGH, 434 Fayetteville Street, 27601-1701

Naren Barve


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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’s Portfolio Connect Cloud Technology (PCCT) Technical Directors thrive in a collaborative work culture focused on products that help Schwab customers learn, explore and make life-impacting moves toward achieving their goals. This position requires a self-motivated individual with strong problem solving skills and technical expertise who can deliver innovative, value-based, highly performant and available solutions. A proven track record of delivering high quality technology products and services in a hyper-growth environment is key to success in the role. The successful candidate will bring an ability to prioritize, communicate clearly and compellingly, and understand how to drive a high level of focus on repeatable patterns and reusable solutions. Our Technical Directors drive technology and strategic vision in their organizations and help continuously evolve the Schwab technology blueprint and customer experience.

The PCCT Platform Technical Director (TD) will assume a leadership role in our DevOps, Platform and MongoDB teams. The TD will set strategic direction for teams working on cutting edge tools and processes to streamline the DevOps process, help migrate applications to internal cloud environments, deliver shared application components, and promote high-performance and high-scalability architecture. The TD will drive change within the PCCT technical organization to build a world class platform with high availability and minimal maintenance and support. This will be achieved while taking a visible leadership role as we implement a consistent operating model, including standard processes, KPIs and practices for service availability, release management, production automation and engineering.

What you’ll do:

You will be joining us as a Technical Director (Senior Technical Architect) focused on providing architectural guidance and ensuring technical solutions are implemented correctly across multiple products and Scrum teams. We are looking for a person with excellent technical skills, ability to lead teams through challenges while driving towards target architecture, and a high sense of curiosity.

  • Develop a plan for migrating existing and newly developed PCCT applications to PCF (Pivotal Cloud Foundry) internal private cloud – including best practices for supporting applications on Windows Server environments during migration

  • Help to build a collaborative DevOps strategy and partnership with local and remote development teams

  • Participate with other senior technical leaders to translate strategic goals into tactical plans and objectives for setting priorities

  • Be a decision maker for platform operational issues and ensure objectives are effectively achieved and provide input to strategy setting.

  • Lead technical requirements gathering sessions and produce technical requirement and design documents

  • Provide hands on expert level assistance to developers for technical issues – including code reviews and analysis

  • Track and identify new technologies to solve the business problems

  • Regularly interact with business partners and senior leadership. Communicate strategic technology plans to associated business partners ensuring collaboration across technology and the business. Create formal networks involving coordination among groups.

  • Lead highly experienced technologists, creating successful plans to deliver solutions to the business

  • Support leadership as they build a high performing team culture and capabilities as you provide input on how to develop next generation leaders

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts to improve process performance and process efficiency, resulting in tangible cost improvements

What you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline.

  • 12+ years of IT project experience in distributed platform architectures

  • Extensive hands-on experience with C++, Java or C# in a Linux/Windows environment

  • Extensive hands-on experience with configuring and implementing DevOps tooling and process

  • 5+ years of platform architecture and support experience

  • 5+ years of DevOps related experience in developing and implementing processes to optimize development team productivity and reduce operational overhead

  • 5+ years’ experience with running medium to large/complex projects or teams with multiple interactions and dependencies

  • Experience configuring and deploying applications in a cloud environment

  • Demonstrated ability to define and communicate strategy and vision and influence across the enterprise

  • Ability to thrive in a flexible and fast-paced environment, including the ability to think big in a rapidly evolving technology space

  • Ability to lead effectively across multiple time zones and locations

  • Experience in planning, implementation and support of business application components, including change and release management

  • Ability to work hands on with development 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

  • Proven track record successfully supporting production support efforts using a DevOps methodology

  • Ability to paint a holistic picture of environment health to technology and business partners

  • Experience facilitating incident management and system recovery efforts

  • A commitment to high ethical standards and integrity and demonstrates this through action

  • The ability to influence through a direct and respectful communication style

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of object-oriented software development experience

  • Proficiency in analyzing production data using Splunk, App Dynamics and other monitoring/metrics/analysis tools

  • Familiarity with Atlassian stack (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo) is a plus o Experience with LINQ, Message Bus and Mongo DB is a plus

  • Familiarity with Micro-Services architecture and Cloud technology is a plus.

  • Expertise in problem solving and analyzing global scale distributed systems

  • 3+ years experience in Financial Services industry

  • 5+ years experience in Agile/Scrum environment

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. 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-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs

Position Located In: NC - Raleigh

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

Expiration Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

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