Charles Schwab Sr. Business Analyst/Product Manager - Portfolio Management Solutions in Raleigh, North Carolina

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 http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/leadership/charles_schwab 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 Advisor Services, a division of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is the leading provider of custody, trading, technology and practice management to registered independent advisory firms. It provides access to sophisticated wealth-management services that help advisors attract and retain affluent clients, as well as profitably grow, compete and succeed in their business efforts. Schwab Advisor Services’ approximately 7,000 registered independent advisors manage over $1 trillion of assets at Schwab. Within Advisor Services, the Advisor Technology Solutions team is specifically focused on helping advisors deliver an exceptional client experience, while driving their own firm’s productivity by providing them with industry leading proprietary and third-party technology solutions.

What you’ll do:

Advisor Technology Solutions is seeking an experienced Sr. Business Analyst to plan and drive the execution of multiple projects within our Portfolio Management Solutions team as we build our next generation of portfolio management solutions. Key components of the role include:

  • Work with clients, service, and sales to understand the marketplace and prioritize reported issues and enhancement requests.

  • Lead the design and development of features, functions and quality of experience for our next generation of portfolio management solutions as the Product Owner on an Agile development team.

  • Create detailed business requirements – including use cases, user stories, and workflows – to define product and service features.

  • Manage the backlog for a Scrum team. Includes defining and prioritizing the stories that represent the scope of the product feature areas, incorporating the needs of the development team to support the technology required for delivery.

  • Apply product management best practices and controls to align multiple business analysts working in parallel.

  • Mentor junior product management staff in requirements definition and Agile product ownership.

  • Proactively analyze data and applying problem-solving skills to deliver recommendations and drive results.

  • Provide assistance and guidance to junior product management staff in establishing subject matter expertise for their product feature areas and expanding their industry knowledge.

  • Apply Agile best practices to ensure the product management staff is operating in consistent manner to guide their scrum teams and deliver product features.

  • Establish and maintain product management systems & documentation

  • Adapt project scope, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks

  • Drive stakeholder and organizational alignment on product priorities and trade-offs.

  • Serve as the subject matter expert for cross-functional groups.

What you have:

The person in this role should be a self-starter with a well-rounded skill set to work effectively on a variety of initiatives. Specifically, this person should have:

  • Proven leadership skills including excellent interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills, as well as managerial courage and the ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve results that support the company’s goals and vision

  • Experience designing and launching new technology products including: market assessment, requirements definition, UX design

  • Demonstrated expertise in requirements elicitation

  • Experience as the Product Owner for an Agile development team including: writing user stories, story grooming, sprint planning, backlog management, and development of product roadmaps

  • Track record of building partnerships to effectively deliver on projects in a cross-functional environment and driving those projects to completion

  • Strong written and oral communications

  • Self-starter with outstanding organizational skills to track and manage multiple projects

  • Comfort operating in a dynamic and fast-moving environment

  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Detailed knowledge of Agile methods and processes

  • Demonstrated experience with Portfolio Management Systems with emphasis on methodologies to calculate:

  • Time Weighted Rate of Return

  • Yield for equities securities

  • Yield for fixed income securities

  • Realized gains

  • Unrealized gains

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with technology partners

  • Experience working with MongoDB, JSON, HTML5, and CSS

  • Experience with responsive UX design leveraging the Angular framework

  • 5+ years of business analysis/product management experience

  • 5+ years of experience in financial services particularly investment portfolio management

  • Preferably MBA

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.

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