Charles Schwab Staff Software Application Engineer (Java developer) in Fort Worth, Texas


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

William North


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 Staff Software Development Engineer will with work with technical and business partners to design, develop and maintain solutions for the Offer Order portfolio of customers within Schwab. Job activities will involve solution development, technical research, process documentation and supporting the tools and processes to drive strategic planning discussions with technical, business and client stakeholders. We are modernizing our existing solutions with Java, Spring Boot, Microservice Architecture, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Mongo DB. The ideal candidate has experience with these tools and is ready to be a part of a highly interactive agile scrum team dedicated to delivering high quality solutions.

What you’ll do:

  • Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies.

  • Partner with product owners and the scrum team to understand the desired solution requirements and capabilities.

  • Develop effective solutions that are in line with the organization's vision.

  • Continuously improve software engineering practices, processes and services.

  • Participate in strategic planning discussions with technical, business and client stakeholders.

  • Actively participate in product design and development sessions.

  • Work with, mentor and guide developers across geographical boundaries

  • Develop efficient and easy to follow technical diagrams/documents, develop high quality code and automated test scripts.

  • Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal technology communities and mentor other members of the team.

  • Act as liaison between technical and non-technical counterparts.

  • Strong problem-solving, debugging and troubleshooting skills to provide detailed root cause analysis.

  • Able to work independently and in paired/mob programming scenarios.

What you have:


  • 3-4 years' of Software Development experience the following: Java, Spring framework, cloud development and Web Services (REST, SOAP), supporting high volume transactions in a Highly Available environment.

  • 1+ years' of experience in Cloud deployment in a CI/CD model.

  • 1+ years' of experience with continuous build process using Bamboo, Bitbucket/Git, or similar tools.

  • 1+ years' of experience in Distributed Databases – Redis or MongoDB.

  • Experience supporting Quality Assurance efforts through the development of automated Unit and Integration tests for web service APIs and UIs.

  • Experience with the Agile methodology and Agile working environments and tools such as JIRA, Confluence, etc.

  • Proficient in developing Visio diagrams, technical and functional documents.

  • Experience in building and supporting Event driven systems using RabbitMQ or similar.

  • Experience working collaboratively with teammates in different geographical locations and offshore vendors.

  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm, professionalism and a strong work ethic with a high level of energy.

  • Must be independent and capable of learning new skills and product features quickly.

  • Team player with outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems creatively.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent degree.


  • Understands and can help educate others on the merits of BDD and TDD.

  • Experience in 12-Factor Cloud Native Apps, public cloud or Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF).

  • Prior experience in IT Transformations and system modernization initiatives from legacy to distributed platforms; i.e. Mainframe Cobol apps/DB2 to Java apps/SQL or Mongo DB.

  • Experience with and/or general understanding of the core tenets of Service Reliability Engineering.

  • Experience with JavaScript or Angular is a plus.

  • Experience with our testing tools: JMeter, Cucumber, Protractor or Zephyr.

  • Some understanding of Web Services virtualization.

  • Working knowledge of DevOps principles.

  • Knowledge of the following Mainframe tools/software: Batch Processing, Cobol and DB2 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

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-Communications/Networking-2-5 yrs

Position Located In: TX - Westlake

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

Expiration Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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