Charles Schwab TD, Infrastructure Architect - Infrastructure Platforms in Fort Worth, Texas


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

Prashant Patolia


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:

Schwab Technology Services (STS) is responsible for Schwab's development and use of information technology, including all client and business, telecommunications, management and operations technologies. Our work supports and spans every line of business within Schwab. From our web site to wireless, call centers to branches, STS demonstrates leadership through innovative solutions and superior technology that provide our clients with world-class service.

What you’ll do:

In this position the IT Infrastructure Architect will participate in the larger IA community but focus on Infrastructure Technologies that support Schwab enterprise services and applications. They will collaborate with application development teams and project managers to understand the infrastructure requirements and use cases of a portfolio of applications and design and lead deployment of these designs. Candidates must have an extensive and broad understanding of both Infrastructure and Application development disciplines; they should be comfortable collaborating on deep technology intense topics, analyzing economic efficiency, and planning execution of distributed and disparate delivery partners. The successful individual must be able to rapidly assimilate IT technology concepts and their application in the Charles Schwab context. This position will be deeply involved and a key focal in IT transformation initiatives, systems optimization projects and to provide direct influence on technology strategy and direction for the technology infrastructure service organization. This position will be expected to execute the duties of a Subject Matter Expert across all of Schwab enterprise IT for three major diciplines: Compute Platforms - including server hardware and hypervisors; Storage Platforms - block, file, object, and backup/recovery; and Operating Systems – Windows, Unix, Linux.

What you have:

  • Broad understanding of technology infrastructure diciplines and depth of understanding with many of the component technologies used in enterprise computing enviornments.

  • Extensive experience with the technology of IT Infrastructure Compute, OS and Storage Platforms including leading and developing strategy for the delivery, operations, and management of these systems.

  • Deep knowledge with server hardware, operating systems, hypervisors and storage technologies. Able to answer detailed technical questions but also able to describe approaches to traditional problems and approaches to solutions. Demonstrable experience developing resiliency aspects of infrastructure systems, their accompanying operational processes and disaster recovery techniques in general.

  • Ability to develop plans, strategies, and roadmaps for technology evolution and engagement in solving business challenges. Broad knowledge of technologies from many vendors the ability to compare and contrast these technologies and products and ability to discuss the capabilities and to compare these with alternative options. Ability to provide a compelling narrative as to the merits of a particular approach.

  • Strong and broad understanding of IT data storage systems, the tradeoffs of each type of system and the ability to compare and contract various technologies, protocols, their implementation and the benefits and risks related to technology, lifecyle, and how to build enterprise IT services from these technologies.

  • Experience and knowledge to speak to immediately adjacent technology expertise in peer language about integration. (e.g. Databases and Network)

  • Lack of a dogged attachment to a particular set of technologys or vendor’s products.

  • Ability to form opinions and positions detacttched from vendor rhetoric or from the prescription of previous experience.

  • Demonstrable experience in a lead role developing a platform to support cloud computing as well as understanding and experience with IaC, PaaS, and IaaS systems and tooling.

  • Deep knowledge of block, file and object storage technologies, products, and benefits and associated risks.

  • 10+ Years’ experience in designing and operating; compute, storage, network platforms, and operating systems and associated technologies.

  • Experience in developing IT Strategy roadmaps, financial analysis budgeting and planning.

  • Strong leadership abilities to work both within the technology organization and with external business partners and consumers to achieve and measure IT business objectives

  • Experience working with standard multi-tier platform architectures .NET, Java, DBMS, Mainframe and file based architectures.

  • Ability to leverage existing standard services and work with engineering teams to architect custom solutions as appropriate to meet business need.

  • Working knowledge of industry technology standards, compliance activities and experience working with audit and regulatory bodies useful.

  • Must have vendor management experience and ability to lead large multi business groups and vendors through extensive Proof of Concept exercises.

  • Strong collaboration skills working with peers across organizational units and mentoring junior team members.

  • Understanding and experience working with agile project 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: IT-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin, AZ - Phoenix, TX - Dallas, CO - Lone Tree, TX - Ft Worth, CO - Denver

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

Expiration Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

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