Charles Schwab Solution Architect in Westlake, Texas


Westlake - TX, TX2050R, 2050 Roanoke Road, 76262-9616

Jeanie Bannon


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:

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 join the Stock Plan Services Technology team. The Solution Architect is a key member of the platform/product delivery team and is responsible for the overall design of solutions and help migrate our legacy distributed applications to modern, cloud ready PAAS, IAAS, and SAAS solutions. We need technology architects and engineers who are capable of building next generation technology while also considering the needs of our existing business.

What you’ll do:

As a Solutions Architect you are responsible for understanding our next generation application specification, a cloud enabled solution which leverages modern NoSQL dbs (mongo, redis), PaaS solutions (Pivotal Cloud Foundry). You’ll also be responsible for designing solutions for legacy applications to migrate to our cloud enabled architecture. You’ll learn how legacy systems function and create plans which enable engineering teams to “change the wheels while the car is in motion”. Other duties include: Leading design discussions and mentoring engineers on proper platform and application solutions. Publishing and presenting to technology leaders and business executives. Providing thought leadership around technical solutions. Collaborate with other technologists on creating cross-domain solutions. Review, comment and contribute to the firm's overall technology strategy.

The Solution 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. Their role within SDLC:

  • Solution Ideation

  • Solution Architecture and Design

  • Advice/Mentor on Technical and Functional Design

  • Curator of Guiding Principles in alignment with EA Principles

  • Curator of standards and best practices

  • Consultative on larger strategy

  • Collaborates with EA and SAs from other domain to design/deliver larger scoped initiative

  • Assist business in the scoping and planning of upcoming projects

  • Participate/Lead in producing the solutions conceptual architecture and associated artifacts

  • Develop logical architecture of solution components based on conceptual architecture/design

  • Provide advice and guidance to team leads regarding technical and functional design decisions

What you have:

  • Ability to define and present a vision for the future of the Stock Plan Services platform

  • Ability to drive through influence ideal solution strategy with agility and leadership qualities which engineers recognize and respect

  • Good judgment and the ability to handle stressful situations.

  • Ability to work on cross channel integrations

  • Knowledge of the enterprise technology space: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends (hybrid and native)

  • Experience in developing middle ware applications using a variety of modern technologies: Mongo, Redis, SQL Server, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Rabbit MQ, Angular, Spring

  • Experience with microservice architectures

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

  • API Security

  • Experience with relational databases

  • Experience in cloud environments

  • Experience in application development (Java or .Net)

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

  • Securing APIs and experience developing services that are identified by both consuming application and end-users and securing services across both constructs with OAuth, SAML, Two-Factor or Custom Authentication Schemes

  • Deep knowledge of one or more languages: C#, or Java.

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

  • Some knowledge and experience with client side JavaScript (Angular, Node)

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

  • Ability to apply innovative technology to solutions that would benefit our clients.

  • 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 preferred.

  • Ability to work with engineers and executives.

  • Strong presentation and communication skills.

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

Learn more about Life@Schwab at" .

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-Distributed and Web Development-6+ yrs

Position Located In: TX - Westlake

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Expiration Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017

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