Charles Schwab Sr. Full Stack Developer - Investment Risk in Chicago, Illinois

Description:

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

Gena Elise Goolsby

20180409-2414

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 https://www.aboutschwab.com/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:

Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) Technology is part of the Schwab Technology Services (STS) organization which is responsible for the company’s use of information technology including all telecommunications, operations and client and business applications. CSIM Technology is aligned to support the technology needs of Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. CSIM is the investment advisor for Schwab’s proprietary mutual funds, referred to as the Schwab Funds; and includes Schwab’s exchange-traded funds, referred to as the Schwab ETFs™. With over $360bn in assets under management, of which $345bn are managed on a discretionary basis and approximately $15bn on a non-discretionary basis CSIM is the 3rd largest provider of index funds and the 8th largest provider of money market funds.

This Sr. Full Stack Developer position within CSIM Technology reports to the Risk and Research team Managing Director. The individual will play a key role in developing solutions sponsored by the Investment Research and Oversight teams and the Research Analyst teams.

What you’ll do:

This is a Sr. Developer role based in Chicago, Illinois, working through all phases of the software development lifecycle across business product areas. It will involve working alongside the Investment Risk and Research users to support the dynamic needs of the CSIM business.

This role includes building the platform to support the Investment Risk team with a focus on improving the software quality, platform and technology service provided to the CSIM business. In addition to the functional responsibilities within the technology organization, the role will include playing a pivotal role in the development of the front office technology platforms, across Equities and Fixed Income, where a competitive advantage can be gained and integrating and managing industry leading vendor software to provide a cohesive, flexible platform which can scale effectively for future business growth.

What you have:

This role requires an individual with strong domain knowledge with hands-on experience working on Investment Risk, Research or Portfolio Management platforms. The individual needs to have strong communication skills; be highly motivated and organized with pride of ownership reflected through clean design, code quality and a disciplined software development approach.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A university degree from a well-respected academic institution; advanced degrees in Information management, Computer Science, Business Administration and/or other professional certifications are a plus

  • At least 5 years’ experience participating in the software development lifecycle leveraging the latest methodologies and industry applicable technologies

  • At least 7 years’ experience managing the software development lifecycle with a strong breadth of capabilities including Agile, C#, SQL, HTML5, Angular/Backbone, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, XML, REST, SOAP, responsive web design, design patterns, database design, R (a big plus)

  • Proven record of delivering technology solutions within agreed upon timeframes

  • Substantiated experience on supporting junior staff and helping promote a high performance work environments

  • Skilled communicator and negotiator with exceptional written, verbal, presentation, and interpersonal skills

Personal Characteristics

  • Shows a commitment to high ethical standards and integrity and demonstrates this through action

  • Excellent written communication, presentation and facilitation skills

  • Inquisitive, analytical, a strategic thinker, proactive and solutions-oriented

  • High-energy, positive, entrepreneurial in spirit while goal-oriented and results-driven

  • Self-starter; takes initiative and can work independently

  • Well-organized and disciplined with high attention to detail

  • Direct, plain-spoken; conveys a genuine/authentic demeanor

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: Investment Research-6+ yrs, Investment Management - 6+ yrs, IT-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs

Position Located In: IL - Chicago

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Expiration Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018

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