Charles Schwab Senior Program Director 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 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 is looking for Senior Program Director who shares our passion for technology, collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Our main goal here at Schwab is to transform people’s lives by changing the way the world invests. As a Senior Program Director you will create plans, lead scrum of scrums, collaborate across the cross-organizational teams effort, manage budget, manage risks, provide oversight, and document all aspects of our projects across a large Project Portfolio. You will work closely with the other Program Directors and project managers of consuming products to align on product delivery. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader and will have experience working with technology and business partners to produce results in a timely manner. The candidate will work collaboratively with all participants in software development projects to maintain all aspects of the overall software development lifecycle and ensure the on-time, quality delivery of software product releases.

What you’ll do:

  • Plan, formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects

  • Lead scrum of scrums

  • Decide on suitable strategies and objectives

  • collaborate across the cross-organizational teams effort

  • Prepare and communicate platform wide program roadmaps

  • Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities

  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements

  • Preparing an annual budget, analyzing variances, initiate corrective actions

  • Apply change, risk and resource management

  • Assess program performance and aim to maximize ROI

  • Resolve projects’ higher scope issues

  • Prepare reports and communicate across multiple levels of leadership

  • Facilitate key team and stakeholder meetings

What you have:


  • 5 + years proven experience as a Senior Program Director managing programs up to $50MM a year.

  • Ability to create presentations for C-level executives audience

  • Formal training in program management practices

  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods

  • Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles

  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving ability

  • BS or MS in computer science or related technical field

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software (MS Project etc.) is preferred

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: IT-Other Specialty Engineering-6+ yrs

Position Located In: CA - San Francisco

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Monday, September 18, 2017

Expiration Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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