Charles Schwab Assoc. Software Systems Engineer in Austin, Texas


Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758

Sarah L Timms


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:

The Tools Solutions team, part of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, develops tools, processes, training, and reporting solutions for the application development lifecycle, in support of the Development and QA community within Schwab Technology Services. We are currently offering the opportunity for an Associate Software Systems Engineer to join our team.

What you’ll do:

As a Tools Solutions Organization Client and System Support Team member, you will be responsible for providing our clients with best in class tools and infrastructure support and development services, using your subject matter expertise to resolve client and system issues, answer questions, develop custom tools, extensions and integrations, automate support and system processes, and respond to critical tool defects and system outages in a timely manner. Our clients span the entire business but are primarily software developers, scrummasters, business analysts, project managers, and business partner teams that work closely with application development teams across the enterprise. The tools we support are used every day by Schwab’s software development community and include Application Lifecycle Management, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Agile Planning, Source Code Management, Test, Build, Security, and Process Automation tooling.

Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Become a subject-matter expert for a subset of tools, including the Atlassian stack (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Crowd, Zephyr/ZAPI, HipCHat), Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), TFS Build, Microsoft Visual Studio / Test Manager, GIT, Jenkins, Splunk, Puppet, IBM Security products, and other state-of-the-art build/test automation tools.

  • Provide hands on customization, integrations, and custom application/script development for various tools to meet client needs.

  • Respond to, debug, and resolve infrastructure outages resulting from VM, Tool, database, or other system issues. Support infrastructure, VM, and software setup as needed.

  • Proactively identify and develop creative solutions for automating support processes, monitoring infrastructure status, and reducing support loads and infrastructure outages.

  • Embrace Agile Scrum and Kanban concepts and participate fully as an Agile team member.

  • Provide basic setup, configuration, support, troubleshooting, usage guidance, and training to our clients for supported tools

  • Communicate concisely and effectively with team members, clients, and stakeholders as system outages, fixes, upgrades, or enhancements occur.

  • Support tool upgrade processes, including writing automated functional and performance tests.

  • Communicate with individuals on application teams including Managers, Developers, Project Managers, and Infrastructure Support.

What you have:

  • BA/BS or higher degree in Computer Science, IT, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 1-2 years of experience in software development tools administration, support, and/or usage with a desire to learn a wide variety of industry-leading tools in an expanding Agile environment.

  • 1-2 years of experience in basic application development and/or scripting, with the ability to learn new tools and languages as needed.

  • Basic knowledge of software development methodologies, including some experience with Agile development processes.

  • Experience with IT infrastructure and VM systems desired

  • Experience with Active Directory / access permissions management desired

  • Desire to provide excellent client service through strong subject matter expertise, tenacious debugging and problem-solving skills, and a service-focused communication style

  • Desire to solve problems systemically by looking for root causes and identifying ways to reduce support needs of our clients through automation, documentation, and training

  • Ability to multi-task with numerous activities running concurrently

  • Highly curious nature and willingness to learn through multiple methods, including independent research and self-study

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a desire to share knowledge through creation and refinement of written content

  • Good analytical, problem-solving, and prioritization skills with a solid ability to identify stakeholders, assess their needs and manage their expectations through effective communication

  • Experience with Atlassian tool stack strongly desired

  • Familiarity with other tools such as TFS, Visual Studio, Jenkins, GIT, etc is a plus

  • Experience in a DevOps / CD / CI oriented environment strongly desired

  • Some familiarity with C#, JAVA, Linux, .NET framework, MS Powershell, ASP.NET development, SQL, jQuery, JavaScript, Node.js. Angular.js, HTML/CSS or other scripting/programming languages desired

  • Experience with financial services or other highly regulated industries desired

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.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: IT-Other Specialty Engineering-2-5 yrs, IT-Distributed and Web Development-2-5 yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Expiration Date: Monday, August 14, 2017

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