Technical Lead Engineer

Charles Schwab   •  

Austin, TX

11 - 15 years

Posted 269 days ago

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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:

The Brokerage Accounting and Trading Technology team is looking for a talented Technical Lead Engineer for our private cloud based trading platform. The team is in the process of building ultra-low latency, high volume and reliable next generation trading platform. When it is completed, the application should support processing several billions of inquiry transactions during market hours. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly visible team that delivers innovative business solutions leveraging emerging technologies at Schwab. Intelligent Portfolios Technology (IPT) is part of the Schwab Technology Services organization and is responsible for delivering Robo-Advisor solutions used by Schwab Clients and Advisors. 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead team in execution of development pipeline and delivery of the organization’s software products to QA, and ultimately to production
  • Manage day-to-day technical activities and influence team members to leverage follow and support agile software development practices
  • Interface with product owner and key stakeholders in Project Management, Business, QA and Technology Operations to ensure high quality delivery of software projects on time and budget
  • Work with Scrum Master and product owner to provide development sizing’s & cost analysis estimates
  • Work closely with product owner and team members to decompose stories, design features, and prioritize tasks
  • Utilize automated software test tools and frameworks such as test driven development to achieve software quality standards
  • Support integration efforts to build whole systems from various subsystems
  • Support release manager to assemble releases and drive improvements in the release process
  • Assist Scrum Master in resolving needs and roadblocks identified by team members
  • Ensure the coordination of individual team deliverables are synchronized as necessary to achieve product releases
  • Provide hands-on development and mentoring as necessary for other members of the development team
  • Identify technology risks early and establish mitigation plans
  • Create artifacts for each project such as Software Architecture documentation, Technical Use Cases, and Code Review Packages
  • Meet periodically with onshore and offshore developers to review and improve code quality, requirements specification and design methodologies
  • Prototype, validate and create specific application solutions for the business 

What you have:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience building distributed, scalable enterprise-class distributed applications
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience as technical lead on an agile scrum team
  • .NET/C# Development experience
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Experience with frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate and understanding of UML (Unified Modeling Language)
  • Expert in object oriented analysis, SOA, design patterns, development, implementation and maintenance
  • Deep experience designing and building server-side, multi-threaded applications based upon Microsoft technologies, specifically utilizing Visual Studio, C# and IIS
  • Strong experience developing/managing REST and SOAP-based Web Service API(s) with WCF, XML, JSON, and XSLT
  • Ability to read and write SQL queries, excellent understanding of database concepts
  • Experience with implementing different unit testing and continuous integration/continuous delivery frameworks
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems
  • Good understanding of latest Architecture and Development Standards and Guidelines
  • Independently plans own work and is accountable to meet schedules and deliverables
  • Experience providing guidance, direction, and feedback to other technical staff in order to meet agreed upon objectives
  • Ability to analyze, propose and implement timely, cost effective, quality solutions for all issues or problems within area of responsibility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required for composing and delivering technical presentations or other forms of documentation to various level of technical and non-technical management
  • Proficient managing multiple and changing priorities in a fast-past, dynamic, and geographically dispersed environment
  • Strong interest in industry trends, technology innovation, and best practice
  • Skills that are considered a plus:
  • Well-versed in DevOps principles and practices
  • Hands-on capabilities with trending web technologies such as AngularJS, jQuery, NoJS
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence), Microsoft TFS Build Services
  • Scripting proficiency in Powershell, Perl or related scripting languages
  • C++ programming (preferably on Windows, MFC), C++/CLI or C# interop experience
  • Java programming (preferably on Windows)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB and Aerospike
  • Working knowledge of deploying, testing and triaging software on unix operating systems
  • Experience with production logging/monitoring such as WMI, Splunk, AppDynamics, Zenoss
  • Experience with enterprise-class production oncall duties 

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