Charles Schwab Sr. Security Governance/Security Design Analyst in Westlake, Texas


Westlake - TX, TX2050R, 2050 Roanoke Road, 76262-9616

Sarah L Timms


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 Security Architect role acts as liaison between the business and technology from a security perspective, maintains an overview of the environment as a whole and its security aspects, understands business strategy and how it relates to security strategy, acts as a liaison between appropriate regulatory bodies, IT auditors, and business stakeholders, educates IT and enterprise roles on the need for (and consequences of) reducing information-related risk, and ultimately drives organizational change at all levels of the business.

The Security Design team provides strategic planning, technology standards, and an architecture framework for security at Charles Schwab. This includes working with business units, subsidiaries, other Technology departments, and vendors to develop strategies for security on all platforms and systems, budget creation, new product selection and validation.

Security Designers drive beneficial security change into the business through the development or review of architectures to ensure that they fit business requirements for security, mitigate risks, conform to the relevant security standards, and balance information risk against the cost of appropriate counter-measures.

What you’ll do:

This is an individual contributor role whose primary duty will be to create and maintain the Schwab Cybersecurity Services local security governance board within the Security Design team, which will provide immediate review, oversight and assurance for technology solutions prior to them receiving technology governance approval.

​Information Security Governance Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and management of the Security Governance Board

  • Coordinate and provide IT security information to the program manager

  • Perform annual review of the security program

  • Coordinate, perform, and communicate any changes or additions to all appropriate stakeholders and systems of record

  • Update the program on changes or pending changes to Information Security legislation or policy guidelines

Operational Security Responsibilities:

  • Assist program manager in identifying and prioritizing risks from the basis for determining appropriate mitigation actions to take.

  • Coordinate with requestors on the requirements for safeguarding the integration and use of 3rd party products

Secondly, the role will:

Be a dedicated security designer and advisor responsible for the development, maintenance and consultation of one or more technology alignments within the Firm (i.e. Desktop, Mobile, Crypto).

Work closely with Security Design Technical Directors and team members, and represents the department in cross functional meetings and consultations as subject matter experts. Design secure solutions in support of customer initiatives using industry best practices and Schwab’s current IT Security Policy and Standards. Provide technical analysis of existing and future security products and services as well as participate in benchmarking exercises to align Security Services to industry best practices. Defining and designing secure service offerings with the primary tenants of availability, integrity and confidentiality.

Assist in designing Schwab Technology Services (STS) security products and services and responsible for ensuring the solutions are technically sound and can be integrated into other STS products and services. Enable other functional product areas to create and design secure solutions. Provide analysis of vendors and suppliers technical capabilities for services provided to Schwab as well as products under proposal. Participate in the proposal management process to deliver customer-centric solutions, based upon dynamic business needs, through a transparent business partnership with end-to-end accountability and focused customer service.

Participate in business unit project teams as well as proactively meet with internal business IT and STS customers to integrate security controls into their products and services during development of an initiative. Participate in the technical evaluation and testing of hardware and software for possible impact on systems security or for risk to intellectual property. Maintain relationships with Internal and External Audit Partners. Participate as a member of the Schwab Computer Incident Response Team as needed. Active participation in the outside security community. 24 x 7 availability for security emergencies/incidents may be required. 5-10% travel may be required.

What you have:

  • Demonstrates proficiency with the IT Security Common Body of Knowledge required

  • Demonstrates experience in understanding common IT technologies

  • Intermediate knowledge of Windows and Linux server platforms, and a solid understanding of the TCP/IP protocol suite

  • Abreast of both old and new security vulnerabilities and continually keep up to date on the latest security best practices and technologies

  • Knowledge of routing, switching, and bridging within a network

  • Good knowledge of cryptography as it relates to computer and network security as well as file and email encryption required. The concepts of key management, escrow and shredding should be well understood

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory is a major plus for this role

  • Working knowledge of Data Layer Protection (DLP) methodologies & mobility platforms

  • External professional affiliations a plus. Able to think and function in a global marketplace

  • Customer service oriented with a "glass half full" attitude at all times

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • A self-starter, with limited supervision & be able to work effectively in a global diverse environment

  • Knowledge and/or experience with process improvement and quality control methodologies such as Six Sigma is a plus in this role

  • Results focused at all times

Project Management Knowledge Requirements:

  • General knowledge and experience in PM principles such as planning, tracking and implementation of information security programs

  • General experience with JIRA, Confluence, Excel, and collaboration/communication tools used by Schwab

  • General experience with risk management and mitigation

  • Operating a governance board structure including:

  • Leading monthly or ad-hoc meetings

  • Maintaining meeting minutes and outcomes

  • Maintaining site for completed and in-process reviews (Confluence)

  • Manage the work of assigning security architects to perform security reviews on products brought to the board

  • Provide metrics on operations and outcomes of reviews

Prefer the following certifications: CISA, CISM, CCNA, or SANS certifications. Minimum 5 years of advanced Information Technology experience in large scale environments Associates, Bachelor or Advanced degree in a related discipline such as Computer Science or Technology 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

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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-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Ft Worth, TX - Westlake

Education: HS/GED

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Monday, May 7, 2018

Expiration Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018

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