Charles Schwab Program Director in Fort Worth, Texas


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

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:

Project Director is an individual contributor role, and will share our passion for technology, collaboration, innovation, and excellence. You will be responsible for creating project plans, lead scrum of scrums, collaborate across the cross-organizational team effort, manage risks, provide oversight, and document all aspects of our projects across a large Project Portfolio. You will work closely with the other Program Directors and project managers of consuming products to align on product delivery. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience working with technology and business partners to produce results in a timely manner. The candidate will work collaboratively with all participants in software development projects to maintain all aspects of the overall software development lifecycle and ensure the on-time, quality delivery of software product releases.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive programs or large, complex projects to completion, while championing business objectives and goals

  • Adapt style to work with a diverse set of stakeholder needs and expectations

  • Work across diverse business and technical partners to broker decisions and negotiate trade-offs

  • Distill complex information for business partners

  • Communicate effectively at an executive level

  • Mediate and resolve conflicts, maintain a strategic focus when making decisions

  • Demonstrate sound judgment regarding decisions and escalations with complete information

  • Drive to complete project/program planning and execute roadmaps.

  • Provide supervision and direction to project teams to ensure successful execution

  • Ensure quality and evidence of project documentation

  • Ensure program/project financials adhere to and align with budgetary expectations

  • Understand project interdependencies and anticipate/manage/mitigate risks at a program level

  • Understanding of agile processes, team velocity and the ability to forecast progress accordingly

  • Collaborate across Build, Support, Automation and architectural teams to help remove roadblocks and drive platform adoption

  • Coordinate with external vendors and internal technical and legal teams to manage relationships and contractual agreements

  • Manage the overall departmental budget, track expenditures and ensure efficient departmental operations

  • Understand project interdependencies and anticipate/manage/mitigate risks

  • Inspire project team members to improve their own performance; engage and motivate teams to go beyond their role expectations, to help each other, and to exceed goals

  • Inspire project team members to improve their own performance; engage and motivate teams to go beyond their role expectations, to help each other, and to exceed goals

What you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 12 + years of project management experience, managing multiple large, complex and cross functional projects, with emphasis on product development, systems, and technical environments.

  • 5 + Program management experience.

  • Experience with complex programs.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science would be preferred

  • Proven ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders through focused execution of business priorities

  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a highly matrixed organization

  • Sound business and technical acumen

  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure

  • Demonstrated and applied experience establishing and delivering complex projects

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management tools and methodologies

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: Project Management-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Westlake

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Project/Program Management

Activation Date: Monday, March 26, 2018

Expiration Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018

Apply Here