Technical Lead Engineer (Trading / FIX)

 •  Charles Schwab Chicago, IL

11 - 15 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/19/17
Chicago, IL
11 - 15 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/19/17



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 is recruiting to hire a driven, results-oriented Technical Lead Engineer who shares our passion for technology, innovation and excellence.  Our main goal here at Schwab is to transform people’s lives by changing the way the world invests.  We are in the midst of re-architecting and rebuilding our core enterprise software platform to support our rapidly growing and evolving business.  The focus of this role will be within our Order and Execution Management System (OEMS), which handles all equity, option and futures order flow for the firm and consists of a core routing and execution processing engine, external FIX connectivity to 12+ venues and a robust user-interface used by our operational teams to manage the order flow.

The Technical Lead Engineer will be a hands-on lead developer that excels in a dynamic, fast-moving, and agile environment and is passionate about developing high quality, scalable software.  This role will require the successful candidate to be responsible for individual coding contributions in addition to their team lead responsibilities. The candidate will work aside a team of seasoned engineers whose main objective is to maintain all aspects of the overall software development lifecycle and ensure the on-time, quality delivery of software releases.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with system Architect on architecture\design changes
  • 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
  • Collaborate with business partners to translate requirements into technical specifications
  • Partner with Scrum Master and team members to decompose stories, design features, and prioritize tasks
  • Lead team in execution of development pipeline and delivery to QA and Production
  • Work with Scrum Master and product owner to provide development sizing’s & cost analysis estimates
  • Utilize automated software test tools and frameworks to achieve software quality standards
  • 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 team
  • Identify technology risks early and establish mitigation plans
  • Create the following artifacts for each project:  Software Architecture documentation, Technical Use Cases, and Code Review Packages 

What you have:


  • Minimum 10+ years development experience, 2+ years as team lead
  • Thorough understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Expert in object oriented analysis, SOA, design, development, implementation and maintenance.
  • Proficient building server side applications based upon Microsoft technologies, specifically utilizing Visual Studio, C++ and C#
  • Prior experience in trading and FIX is highly preferred
  • 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
  • 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 priorities in a dynamic, geographically dispersed environment
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
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