Charles Schwab Senior Staff Project Manager – (Tools Solutions) in Austin, Texas


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

Mary O'Brien


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 a Senior Project Manager to join our team.

What you’ll do:

  • As a Tools Solutions Organization Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for driving various projects designed to deliver best in class tools, infrastructure support, and development services to our clients.

  • Our clients span the entire business but are primarily software developers, scrum masters, 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.

  • Manage the Tools Organization's business processes, including vendor contracts, licensing, budgeting, staffing, system records, compliance processes, disaster recovery plans, and tool retirement plans.

  • Become familiar with a wide subset of tools in order to understand client requirements, communicate status, and set priorities.

  • Tools include 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 leadership, expertise, and coaching on good Agile / Scrum / Kanban practices, and help drive the Tools Org Agile transformation.

  • Provide scrum master services for one or more scrum teams focused on providing Tools development, integration, and support.

  • Provide coaching and guidance for more junior scrum masters.

  • Assist the Managing Director and other management staff as needed with additional organizational tasks, team meetings, team event logistics, etc.

  • 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.

  • 5-10 years of experience in software project management in an Agile environment. Product owner experience is a plus.

  • Good working knowledge of software development methodologies, tools and systems administration and support.

  • Experience providing Agile leadership and guidance to less senior team members. Ability to multi-task with numerous activities running concurrently.

  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, facilitation, analytical, problem-solving, influencing, prioritization, decision- making and conflict resolution skills with a solid ability to identify stakeholders, assess their needs and manage their expectations through effective communication.

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

  • Experience with Atlassian tool stack preferred.

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

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

  • Experience with financial services or other highly regulated industries desired.

  • Highly organized.

  • Must have strong project management and project planning experience/knowledge with demonstrated ability to drive projects to successful completion.

  • Expert knowledge of MS PowerPoint, MS Project, Excel, and MS Word along with general familiarity with Outlook and other MS Office application.

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

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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: Analyst/Strategy-less than 2 yrs, IT-Mainframe (Systems Prog/App Dev)-less than 2 yrs, IT-Distributed and Web Development-less than 2yrs, Brokerage Operations-less than 2yrs, IT-System Administration-less than 2 yrs, IT-Software Quality Assurance (QA)-less than 2 yrs, IT-Change Management/Release Management-less than 2 yrs, IT-DBA-less than 2 yrs, IT-Other Specialty Engineering-2-5 yrs, IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs, Investment Management - less than 2 yrs, Financial Services-less than 2 yrs, Risk Analysis

Position Located In: TX - Austin

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Expiration Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

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