Charles Schwab Senior Manager, Software Engineering in Fort Worth, Texas


Fort Worth - TX, TX13601F, 13601 North Freeway, 76177

Brad Simons


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:

This is a management role on our Customer Account Technology (CAT) team. You will manage a group of makers, breakers, doers and disruptors, who love to solve real problems and meet real customer needs. We want you to be curious and ask “what if”? The CAT organization is made up of several Agile software development teams that deliver technology solutions for our clients across different lines of businesses and different domains within Schwab. Our technology is a key foundation for internal system integration and our front end customer and rep capabilities. This technology leadership role is involved with the design and development of application modernization within CAT. We are currently migrating from legacy to modern cloud based technology , improving availability of our systems and enhancing client’s experience with Java, Spring Boot, Microservice Architecture, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and MongoDB – it is an exciting time to join our team and be part of this new system development opportunity.

What you’ll do:

The primary responsibility of the Senior Manager within this group is to manage software delivery and platform support for key Schwab systems. This individual will engage primarily with direct and indirect reports and business partners, including application developers, technical analysts, architects, QA, Project Managers, program management, and business partners. This position will report to a Managing Director in the organization. This individual must have strong organizational and people leadership capabilities to facilitate a transition to Agile oriented Product Development teams. Candidates should have a passion for understanding emerging technologies. We are improving our system availability and client’s experience with Java, Spring Boot, Microservice Architecture, Cloud Foundry and MongoDB.

It is an exciting time to join our team and be part of this new system development opportunity and lead a team of 10-15 employees; drive engagement and build technical competency.

  • Manage team budget, resource needs, the growth of resources and all aspects of leading a team.

  • Prioritize work queue and project needs.

  • Implement or integrate software, hardware and cloud based solutions into Schwab’s application stack.

  • Collaborate with the development teams and technology leaders across Schwab technology on product development, best practices, and automation.

  • Provide direction and vision for the continued refinement of the technology support for our business partners.

  • Assessing and applying emerging technologies, practices, and processes and strategizing and executing projects to improve efficiency and innovation.

What you have:

Basic Qualifications

  • 8+ years of software development management/leadership experience

  • 5+ years’ experience running medium to large/complex projects with multiple internal / external dependencies

  • 5+ years of people management experience with at least 5 direct reports

  • 5+ years of experience with running medium to large/complex projects with multiple dependencies using Agile. (Scrum/XP/Kanban) processes in planning, implementation and support of business application components, including change & release management.

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

Leadership and Management

  • Demonstrated ability to execute at scale in a dynamic environment, build strong relationships and promote collaboration, identify talent, recruit, hire, coach, mentor and build high performing technical teams; experience setting direction, tracking progress, and ensuring accountability

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively inspire and influence teams and partners in delivering technology enabled business solutions that meet business needs.

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Ability to independently work as a contributing member in a high-paced and focused team.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.


  • Technical professional experience building scalable enterprise applications with high availability and reliability; strong technology affinity and experience, as well as attention to detail and the ability to design, execute against strategic goals

  • Broad and deep knowledge of IT/software technology & trends, domain knowledge and experience in infrastructure support, application development, and database admin., including: client/server, web services, portal, middleware, operating systems, databases, networking, and security.

  • Strong knowledge of software development, testing, maintenance and support.

  • Professional experience leading teams that built distributed scalable enterprise-class applications using JavaScript Frameworks (Angular, Bootstrap, Backbone).

  • Knowledge of the Atlassian suite of products - Confluence & Jira is preferred.

  • Good knowledge of standard relational databases and NoSQL databases.

  • Experience with TDD & BDD.

  • Experience in Financial Services Industry is a plus.

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-Change Management/Release Management-6+ yrs, IT-Distributed and Web Development-6+ yrs, IT-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Ft Worth

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Expiration Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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