Charles Schwab Technical Director Mobile Platform in San Francisco, California
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Ranked as one of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies®" 2013, Charles Schwab is recognized as a finance technology innovator and a leader in the mobile finance space. Schwab's mobile products offer Schwab's exceptional customer service, brokerage, and bank products to both retail and institutional investors.
We're looking for a talented technologist to be a lead Mobile architect in Schwab’s Applications Architecture team. The Solution Architect is a key member of the platform/product delivery team and is responsible for the overall design of solutions and aligning customer/business requirements to systems/technical requirements using best practices, design patterns and existing assets.
What you’ll do:
Mobile Platform and Solution Architect. Responsible for design and architecture guidance across Schwab's suite of mobile solutions (both web and native mobile app) and Mobile API interfaces. You'll work closely with other technologists to define the mobile strategy for the firm. You'll be a part of Schwab's Application Architecture team: A group of thought leaders responsible for Technology strategy (Mobile, Web, Data, Cloud, etc.). Other duties include: Leading design discussions and mentoring engineers on proper mobile platform and application solutions. Publishing and presenting to technology leaders and business executives. Providing thought leadership around technical solutions. Collaborate with other technologists on creating cross-domain solutions. Review, comment and contribute to the firm's overall technology strategy.
The Solution Architect works as team member alongside the Product Leads, Technical Leads and other supporting team members to deliver a complete solution. This is an opportunity to be a part of a cutting edge team respected for the products they produce and client satisfaction those products support. Their role within SDLC:
Assist business in the scoping and planning of upcoming projects
Solution Architecture and Design
Participate/Lead in producing the solutions conceptual architecture and associated artifacts
Develop logical architecture of solution components based on conceptual architecture/design
Advice/Mentor on Technical and Functional DesignCurator of Guiding Principles in alignment with EA Principles
Provide advice and guidance to team leads regarding technical and functional design decisions
Curator of standards and best practices
Consultative on larger strategy
Owns the end to end solution design and architecture for the mobile domain
Collaborates with EA and SAs from other domain to design/deliver larger scoped initiatives
What you have:
Ability to define and present a vision for the future of the Mobile Technology MOM (API Mobile Middleware) platform.
Ability to drive through influence ideal solution strategy with agility and leadership qualities which engineers recognize and respect
Good judgment and the ability to handle stressful situations.
Knowledge of the Mobile technology space: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends (hybrid and native)
Good exposure to iOS application development (Objective-C or Swift) or Android application development
Experience with Apple and/or Google mobile deployment and launch processes
Deep knowledge of API (REST, SOAP), API Management and building scalable and high performance Web APIs.
Experience developing strategies for versioning, partial response (providing only the data elements needed by calling application), pagination (make it easy for developers to paginate objects in a database), and mediating over legacy services to provide more ideal interfaces to mobile development teams
Securing APIs and experience developing services that are identified by both consuming application and end-users and securing services across both constructs with OAuth, SAML, Two-Factor or Custom Authentication Schemes (mobile security)
Deep knowledge of one or more languages: Swift, Objective C, C#, or Java.
Deep knowledge and experience with server side .NET or Java.
Ability (and preference) to work in an Agile environment.
Ability to apply innovative technology to solutions that would benefit our clients.
Ability to influence and effect changes that have broad and long term impact on the firm.
Ability to develop community of practices to facilitate discussions with technical team on platform-wide considerations, driving improvement and efficiencies, and providing leadership.
A software engineering background preferred.
Ability to work with engineers and executives.
Strong presentation and communication skills.
What you’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 http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .
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