Charles Schwab Senior Manager - Data Governance in Westlake, Texas


Westlake - TX, TX2050R, 2050 Roanoke Road, 76262-9616

Tammie Raven


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:

This is a specialized position that will drive daily activities of the data governance function for Schwab’s reference, fundamental, and market data platforms, which includes descriptive, pricing, and performance data for nearly 7 million unique securities and publishing of this data to numerous trading and client facing systems across the firm. Additionally, this role will support governance functions for the market data platform that provides real-time quotes and trade data from the exchanges, as well as charts, news and volume information. This position will help to enable a data driven culture by making data more accessible and available, enabling speed to insight, and ensuring a sound and robust data environment. At Schwab, we have implemented a federated data governance model and are focused on increasing the value of our data and maximizing it in order to create competitive edge.

What you’ll do:

This position will partner with business, platform, and technology owners to systematically identify data within the respective business area, determine its ownership, and assess the risk associated with the data. They will collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to create meaningful business metadata while complying with firm standards and leveraging best practices. Additionally, they will work with technical SMEs to create the associated technical metadata while relating it to the business metadata and documenting the data lineage so there is a common understanding of how the data moves across the various firm systems. For the most critical data, they will partner with business and technical SMEs to define and create data quality rules to ensure there is high data quality across the platforms.

What you have:

This team member will demonstrate ownership of all data governance activities and will facilitate periodic local data governance forum meetings and execute processes while ensuring the business area complies with firm data governance standards. They will collaborate with other data governance practitioners and the Data Governance Office to develop and implement best practices and consistency. The ideal candidate will have expertise in financial services, specifically with reference and market data, and experience in practicing data governance. This role can be hired in Austin, Texas or Westlake, Texas, and reports to the Managing Director, Data Governance.

Specific experience:

  • At least 4 years or more of experience preferred in data governance and/or data management

  • Prefer financial services industry experience of at least 2 years

  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to effectively distill financial concepts into robust business metadata that can be easily understood by others

  • Experience in training others on standards, processes and policies related to governance and applications preferred

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization

  • An undergraduate degree is required

  • FINRA security licenses series 7 preferred

  • Additional FINRA security licenses preferred

  • This is a summary only, and duties and responsibilities may be changed from time to time, or over time

You demonstrate these behaviors:

  • Diagnostic Information Gathering: Identifying the information needed to clarify a situation, seeking that information from appropriate sources, and using skillful questioning to draw out the information when others are reluctant to disclose it

  • Initiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked to or required by the situation

  • Managing Change : Demonstrating support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization’s effectiveness; supporting, initiating, sponsoring, and implementing organizational change; helping others to successfully manage organizational change.

  • Personal Accountability: Takes responsibility for the results and future direction of the organization

  • Thoroughness: Ensuring that one’s own and other’s work and information are complete and accurate; careful reparation for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled

  • Building Collaborative Relationships : The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside of the organization who can provide information, assistance and support

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.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: Financial Services-2-5 yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin, TX - Westlake

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Brokerage Operations & Trading

Activation Date: Friday, June 8, 2018

Expiration Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018

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