Charles Schwab Managing Director, Software Applications Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas


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

Gena Elise Goolsby


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 Charitable Technology's purpose is to provide high quality products and support services for Schwab Charitable, an independent public charity created to increase charitable giving in the United States by offering the flexible giving solution of a donor-advised fund account.

What you’ll do:

The primary responsibility of the Managing Director is to lead the execution of the application modernization initiatives within Schwab Charitable Technology, and be the single point of accountability for business and technology domain partners. This role requires leading a geographically disbursed technical team; that includes a Scrum Master, Application DB Developers, Architect, Development and Test Engineers. The preferred candidate must have strong execution, organization, and people leadership capabilities to lead our Agile-oriented teams. The abilities to understand and align with technology and business goals, and communicate with senior business leadership are essential to the success of this role. The ideal candidate will have a passion for emerging technologies and be capable of influencing and inspiring the team in developing innovative solutions that meet the business needs.

  • Closely collaborate with technology and business partners across the firm to scale existing products to new lines of business while also advancing our digital agenda through automation and straight through processing.

  • Create strategic and highly-functional team partnerships with business and other application technology leaders.

  • Own end-to-end availability and performance of mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence; automate response to all non-exceptional service conditions.

  • Utilize best-in-class technology solutions to develop compelling features Clients will love that also advance strategic agendas, like ongoing application modernization, retirement of legacy platforms, cross-enterprise scaling, cloud migration, and the adoption of DevOps.

  • Actively manage engagement of employees and provide coaching to support both their career development and product delivery. Provide direction and mentoring of junior staff and oversight for contingent workers.

  • Able to assess and mitigate risk, manage budget and timeline, develop and realize a technology roadmap, and work closely with business partners on prioritization and change control to ensure successful delivery

What you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related discipline or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years of leading and managing technology/development teams, with project management, resource management, and offshore resource management capabilities

  • 5+ years of experience with running medium to large/complex projects with multiple dependencies

  • 5+ years of experience in Financial Services Industry a plus

  • Agile Methodology/DevOps knowledge and/or Scrum training or certification, with experience leading in an Agile delivery environment

Leadership and Management:

  • Demonstrated ability to define and communicate strategy and vision, as well as influence across the Enterprise is essential

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively empower and motivate teams and partners in delivering technology enabled business solutions that meet business needs

  • Ability to identify talent, recruit, hire, and build high-performing teams

  • Ability to execute at scale in a dynamic environment and coordinate across multiple time zones and locations

  • Ability to build strong relationships and promote collaboration

  • Ability to coach, mentor, and provide direct, timely performance feedback; experience setting direction, tracking progress, and ensuring accountability

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving, communication and organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate technical discussions and drive solutions forward to achieve business needs; this includes developing strategic roadmaps and communication strategies for teams

  • Ability to facilitate dialog and retrospectives with a diverse group of stakeholders and to review feedback to drive continuous improvement in tools, practices and processes within the emerging enterprise SAvE standards at Schwab


  • Professional experience delivering scalable enterprise applications with high availability and reliability[; experience leading teams that built distributed scalable enterprise-class applications using C#, ASP.Net, Angular, HTML5, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks

  • Experience leading in an Agile delivery environment and implementing Continuous Delivery is a big plus

  • Broad and deep knowledge of IT/software technology and trends, domain knowledge and experience in infrastructure support, application development, and cloud based application development, web services, middleware, operating systems, databases, networking, security Cloud technologies and business intelligence

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Red Hat LINUX, standard relational databases, such as Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2 or Oracle and NoSQL Databases (Mongo)

  • Strong innovation, creativity, and problem-solving skills, including experience facilitating incident management and system recovery efforts

  • Experience in planning, implementation and support of business application components, including change and release management

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-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs, IT-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Ft Worth, TX - Westlake

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Friday, August 3, 2018

Expiration Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

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