Charles Schwab Sr. IT Business Analyst in Westlake, Texas

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:

The Retail Web Technology team is responsible for developing and maintaining one of Schwab’s primary digital channels. The Retail Web Technology (RWT) department at Charles Schwab is a leading edge organization in terms of technical strategy and delivery. We are currently undergoing a transformation to a more agile/lean process methodology, with a vision to get to continuous integration/continuous delivery. We are implementing cutting edge Agile practices such as Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and Paired Programming. We are also adopting Lean Management practices such as Standard Work, Visual Management Systems and Gemba Walks.

What you’ll do:

Business Analysts are responsible for understanding and translating the needs of the business with the use of technology. You will ensure their deliverables are aligned with business need and requirements, provide advice, and work cross-functionally with the project team. You will liaise with product management, development, and quality assurance in planning and development efforts.

You will drive creation of software requirements in the form of User Stories using Gherkin syntax. The right candidate will develop consensus across teams, facilitate discussion, and partner with business to identify workflows and through the requirements, translate vision into executable requirements, and help with development of product roadmaps.

What you have:

Required Skills:

  • 5 – 8 years’ experience with IT Business analysis experience

  • College degree or equivalent experience

  • Experience working in an Agile environment and creating requirements for web platform

  • Familiarity with Agile requirements Development of stories using Gherkin syntax

  • Experience performing business analyst activities or project management activities

Preferred Skills:

  • Prior Financial Industry/Brokerage experience preferred

  • Solid analytical skills and ability to multi-task to perform multiple complex tasks with attention to detail

  • Operate with little oversight on day-to-day work with general direction on assignments

  • Ability to explain complex subjects via phone to internal and external clients

  • Attention to detail and a disciplined approach to developing processes.

  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple simultaneous project assignments

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must

  • Schwab systems knowledge preferred

  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm, professionalism and strong work ethic with high level of integrity and ethics.

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 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: TX - Westlake