Charles Schwab Senior Release and Deployment Engineer in Lone Tree, Colorado

Description:

Lone Tree - CO, BRCOQ4, 9899 Schwab Way, 80124-5377

Brian Whitten

20180507-3142

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 http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/leadership/charles_schwab 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:

We are looking for an Experienced Software Release and Deployment Engineer with a strong track record of coordinating Production Deployments and improving release processes. The Client Reporting Technology (CRT) group champions innovative and scalable technology solutions to deliver a superior client communication experience, through multiple delivery channels. Some of CRT’s software products include brokerage and bank statement applications, letters, tax documents, and trade confirmations. In this position, you will manage and mature CRT’s release and deployment processes. Your responsibilities will include ensuring CRT’s release governance is applied, communicating release status to external stakeholders, coordinating with Product Management on internal and external communication, and improving CRT’s overall development and deployment pipeline.

What you’ll do:

You will be responsible for implementing and managing the release management process for CRT and driving towards a DevOps culture. You will maintain and improve CRT’s release and deployment process, identify and manage release dependencies within CRT and/or outside of CRT, implement a release schedule for CRT, and communicate release status to stakeholders. The Release Manager will be a liaison to Change Management team and will collaborate with all members of the software development team to ensure change management policies are enforced. We're looking for technology leaders who are enthusiastic about working across different organizations to streamline Production Releases for a Department consisting of multiple lines of businesses and increasing efficiency with process improvements. The role will require a high level of responsibility yet has a support structure necessary for development growth.

The role will focus on the following areas:

  • Planning – Coordination across multiple organizations, adhering to release schedule and business alignment.

  • Establishing a release cadence for CRT.

  • Risk Assessment – Code freeze processes, scope, quality and review sessions.

  • Executing – Release coordination, release tactics and issue management.

  • Measuring – Establish, mature and automate release metrics.

  • Process Improvement/Automation – Tools improvement, process automation and innovation.

  • Education – Constant education for stakeholders and engineers.

  • Mentoring – Mentor and coach team members.

What you have:

  • 8+ years working in an enterprise software organization.

  • 6 - 8 years demonstrated real world experience with Release Management discipline and processes.

  • Experience with Agile & SAFe (or other scaling frameworks), working with Agile teams and leveraging Agile tools in order to accomplish Release Management goals.

  • Strong problem solving and the ability to partner with Product Owners, Software Application engineers, Release Engineers and other engineers across an organization.

  • Experience mentoring and guiding engineers around Release Management best practices.

  • Excellent facilitation, organization and collaboration skills.

  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate.

  • Ability to manage risk and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule, and quality.

  • Desire to dig deeper into how releases are managed in a PaaS, SaaS and Cloud based solution.

  • Experience in driving release process improvements and release automation.

Required Skills:

  • Experience with tools such as JIRA and Confluence for Release Management activities, such as: metrics gathering, managing a release train across multiple departments

  • Exposure with automation efforts of several aspects of software development; for example: automate build process upon code check-in, automate deployment, and configuring artifacts repository (ie. experience setting up a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline using tools like Jenkins or Bamboo).

  • Experience and working knowledge of implementing Blue-Green deployments to reduce downtime and risk.

  • Experience and working knowledge of PCF – Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

  • Experience working with source code repositories (i.e. GIT, Bitbucket)

  • Experience with automation/configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet or Ansible is a plus.

  • Project Management experience using Scrum or Kanban

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 http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .

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

Position Located In:CO - Lone Tree

Education:BA/BS

Job Type:Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Expiration Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

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