Charles Schwab Managing Director, Software Development Engineering in Chicago, Illinois


Chicago - IL, IL150SW, 150 S Wacker Dr, 60606-4111

Jodi Lynn Cohen


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 Trading eXperience Technology team (TXT) at Charles Schwab is responsible for creating industry leading trading interfaces and trading tools targeting the active trading retail investor. You will be directly responsible for leading technology teams in designing, developing, testing, modernizing, supporting and integrating client facing interfaces and supporting services. Extensive knowledge of modern development processes and technologies is essential in this role. You will also be expected to work closely with business and technology leadership to influence, refine and communicate out platform strategies to the broader team. Knowledge of the financial services / trading industry is a big plus.

What you’ll do:

  • The MD role is directly responsible for managing multiple technology teams (via Senior Managers or direct individual contributors). These teams are responsible for design and development through L3 support of client facing trading and trading tools related interfaces delivered via a web platform. These teams are also responsible for various mid-tier services and back end applications that are part of the trading platform. Primary technologies utilized by these teams include: .Net (vb/c#), SQL, Javascript, Angular, HTML5 and CSS.

  • MD’s within the technology organization are responsible for participating in enterprise wide strategy discussions interfacing directly with leaders in technology and business teams, proposing, developing and refining plans. Taking these plans and communicating them out to their teams, building awareness and driving to delivery.

  • Identify and develop talent both within your team as well as participate in a broader program to develop our next generation of leaders. Work to create and communicate career paths, find opportunities for individual growth and build networks within Schwab and broader communities.

What you have:

We are looking for adaptable, talented people leaders who have a strong hands-on development or technology background:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, or related degree, Masters degree preferred

  • 10+ years of IT leadership across Operations, Software Engineering, and Software Development roles.

  • 5 to10 years of people management, leading highly technical individuals.

  • 5+ years of experience running medium to large complex projects

  • Hands-on experience with Agile (Scrum/XP) processes in planning, implementation and support of business application components, including change & release management

  • Broad and deep knowledge of IT/software technology & trends

  • Domain knowledge and experience in application development, including: client/server, web services, portal, middleware, . micro services and micro-UIs

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

  • Professional experience building and leading teams that built distributed scalable enterprise-class applications with a few of the following technologies: C#, ASP. Net, HTML5, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript/TypeScript, Javascript Frameworks (Angular, Bootstrap, Backbone).

  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of products (Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Hipchat)

  • Excellent leadership, communication, facilitation and motivational skills, with the ability to build rapport and grow consensus with peers and other groups

  • Ability to attract, engage and retain top diverse technical talent.

  • Understand and leverage team member strengths to accomplish corporate goals.

  • Client focused mindset - exceed the expectations of our internal and external customers.

  • Excellent (duplicate from above) collaboration and relationship-building skills.

  • Must be capable of clearly articulating complex technical issues to all levels of the organization.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment where multiple objectives must be managed concurrently.

Preferred Skills:

  • 8 + years of experience in Financial Services Industry and Trading highly preferred

  • 8+ year experience in a highly regulated industry highly preferred

  • 5+ years of experience with Trading backend and/or frontend systems highly preferrred

  • Strong technology affinity and experience

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: IL - Chicago

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Expiration Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018

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