Infrastructure Architect

Charles Schwab   •  

Phoenix, AZ

Industry: Financial Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 339 days ago


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 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:

The IT Strategy Architect will lead IT transformation initiatives, systems optimization projects and provide direct influence on technology strategy and direction for the technology infrastructure service organization with a particular focus on data center strategy, planning and migration.

What you have:

  • 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
  • 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