Charles Schwab Scrum Master in Austin, Texas

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 FI-FMS technology team is an assiduous and collaborative team that develops and maintains several mission-critical trading applications at Schwab. Our applications include: Schwab Bond Source (SBS), Schwab's fixed income trading system; Fix Messaging Service (FMS); and trade correction applications (Jupiter). SBS provides a comprehensive real-time Fixed Income trading platform to Schwab's internal and external clients (schwab.com, Schwab Advisor Center); as well as external dealers and regulatory agency systems. FMS is the firm’s FIX application. FMS provides Advisory Service client connections to Schwab. Jupiter is the firm’s mass trade correction application.

Our team's mission is to provide a best in class trading experience to Schwab's internal and external clients. Our goal is to deliver, high security, high availability and excellent customer service by ensuring the three systems are well maintained and continuously enhanced to meet the needs of our clients. The team is a high performing team reflective of the demands of the environment, it is a friendly, supportive and rewarding environment.

We are looking for a talented Scrum master to lead our Agile software development, who will help establish industry standard Agile practices for our team. The role of the Scrum Master requires a dynamic individual, capable of managing sprints for multiple Product Owners in a fast paced environment with competing priorities and geographically dispersed teams.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform traditional Scrum Master duties that include organizing and facilitating daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings.

  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.

  • Work with Technical Leads and Product Owners to refine the grooming process increasing its effectiveness.

  • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition;

  • Identify and remove impediments; prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal; Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.

What you have:

  • Scrum Master Certification with 2+ years Scrum Master experience.

  • 4+ years of software experience, preferably in a lead role

  • In-depth knowledge of agile and when to deploy Kanban, Scrum as well as of agile excellence topics such as unit testing, sprint testing, code reviews

  • Skilled Scrum Master ability in Jira.

  • Knowledge of distributed systems technologies such as Unix, Java, Oracle

  • Leadership qualities that enable the ability to influence and negotiate.

  • Highly adaptable to changing environment and priorities.

  • Must have exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse and a geographically dispersed teams.

  • Ability to coach teams to reach their highest potential.

  • Must be collaborative in driving decisions and able to deal with multiple projects and deadlines.

  • Ability to hold team members accountable, set clear sprint performance standards, resolve sprint performance issues, keep team engaged and on task.

  • Product Owner experience can be substituted for Scrum Master experience

What you’ll get:

  • Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer

  • 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 http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .

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.

Position Located In: TX - Austin