Charles Schwab Infrastructure Architect in Westlake, Texas
Westlake - TX, TX2050R, 2050 Roanoke Road, 76262-9616
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 http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/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.
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 Solutions that support Schwab 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. An immediate project for this position will be driving planning and coordinating Disaster Recovery and impacts on Datacenter Strategy and migration.
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 leading and developing strategy for Data Center Migrations, Data Center Facilities Planning, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
10+ Years’ Experience in IT Strategy and Technology Service Management
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.
Extensive process management creation and maturity experience within a Service Management organization.
Extensive ROI and Business Case development 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
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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.
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: AZ - Phoenix
Job Type: Full Time
Activation Date: Monday, March 26, 2018
Expiration Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018