Charles Schwab Principal Web Platform Architect in San Francisco, California

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:

Ranked as one of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies®" 2013, Charles Schwab is recognized as a finance technology innovator and a leader in the web finance space. Schwab's web products offer Schwab's exceptional customer service, brokerage, and bank products to both retail and institutional investors.

We're looking for a talented technologist to own the overall technical architecture leadership of the web platforms in Schwab’s Applications Architecture team. The Web Platform Architect is a key member of the platform/product delivery team and is responsible for the overall design of solutions and aligning customer/business requirements to systems/technical requirements using best practices, design patterns and existing assets.

What you’ll do:

As a Principal Web Platform Architect you are responsible for the design and architecture guidance across Schwab's suite of web platform solutions and Web API interfaces. You'll work closely with other technologists to define the web strategy for the firm. You'll be a part of Schwab's Application Architecture team: A group of thought leaders responsible for Technology strategy (Mobile, Web, Data, Cloud, etc.). Other duties include: Developing Macro architectures (conceptual view), Technology Blueprints (3-5 year view), leading architecture forums, publishing technology strategies and presenting to technology leaders and business executives, providing thought leadership around technical solutions, and collaborating with other technologists on creating cross-domain solutions.

The Web Platform Architect works as team member alongside the Product Leads, Technical Leads and other supporting team members to deliver a complete solution. This is an opportunity to be a part of a cutting edge team respected for the products they produce and client satisfaction those products support.

If you consider yourself someone whom developers, leads, and architects want to work with and you have the uncanny ability to drive a compelling long-term vision this is an opportunity to lead Schwab’s premier web platform. This role entails hands-on experience in cloud architectures (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS) and requires deep interest and experience in broad software platforms (information architecture, information flow, appropriate modularization and loose coupling). This role will have direct impact on the direction of the company, our customers and the industry.

What you have:

  • Ability to own web platform architecture and present a vision for the future of the Web and Web API platforms.

  • Ability to drive strategy through influence with leadership qualities which engineers recognize and respect.

  • Good judgment and the ability to handle stressful situations.

  • Ability to innovate and lead explorations into new technologies and strategies.

  • Experience in developing the architecture of large-scale web applications (e.g. leveraging CDNs, security at scale, and optimizing for large user-base)

  • Experience with document management (CMS) and web analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics, WebTrends)

  • Ability to evaluate new technologies, stay current with a broad range of industry trends

  • Knowledge of the web technology space: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends

  • Ability to architect the future state and the path to get there, accounting for near-term product deliverables

  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript (Web frameworks, Angular, Backbone, React) and reactive and progressive design

  • Deep knowledge of API (REST, SOAP), API Management and building scalable and high performance Web APIs.

  • Deep knowledge in .NET Web based technologies with strong .Net and Java backend knowledge

  • Deep understanding of Database, Middleware, Security, Performance tuning of web domains

  • Deep knowledge of one or more languages: Java (Spring, JSP, JAXB) or C# (WPF, WCF)

  • Deep knowledge and experience with server side .NET or Java.

  • Ability (and preference) to work in an Agile environment.

  • Ability to influence and effect changes that have broad and long term impact on the firm.

  • Ability to develop community of practices to facilitate discussions with technical team on platform-wide considerations, driving improvement and efficiencies, and providing leadership.

  • A software engineering background.

  • Ability to work with engineers and executives.

  • Strong presentation and communication skills.

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: CA - San Francisco