Software Application Engineer
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc - San Francisco, CA

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Organizational ObjectivePurpose Charles Schwab’s purpose is to help everyone become financially fit Through advocacy and innovation Schwab has worked to make investing more affordable more accessible and more understandable for all For more than three decades The Charles Schwab Corporation has been an advocate for individual investors and the independent advisors who serve them At Schwab we respect the unique differences of our employees our clients and the communities we serve – striving to create a consistent and rewarding employee experience If you share our enthusiasm for helping others building trusted relationships possess high ethical standards and have a desire to learn and grow there’s a place for you at Schwab Schwab’s purpose is to help everyone become financially fit Over the last thirty years Schwab has grown from a brokerage house into one of the nation’s leading financial institutions The Shared Support Services organization at Schwab is comprised of centralized teams that support Schwab business goals through the delivery of technology operations projects business continuity and offshore management The focus is on maximizing operating leverage by integrating functions increasing productivity and gaining efficiencies in order to better position Schwab to compete in the marketplace and to reinvest in areas that matter most to our clients Messaging Engineering Technology Solutions (METS) is part of the Schwab Technology Services organization METS leads the corporate direction for messaging and middleware and develops on and supports approximately 10 major shared platforms These platforms include the following capabilities Asynchronous publishsubscribe Synchronous requestreply BtoB secure transport Web service directory Corporate authentication Corporate authorization Shared Java services platform and development engineering Shared distributed database Shared corporate data caching NET and Java middleware client development Brief Description of Role Schwab Technology Services is looking for motivated and energetic software engineers to advance our Messaging and Middleware platforms As a member of the Middleware Engineering team you will be tasked with developing improving and supporting Schwab’s core middleware platforms You will be immersed in a collaborative innovative and technically challenging environment with opportunities to participate and lead software engineering projects through the entire software development lifecycle You will also have the opportunity to work on a number of infrastructure related projects charged with improving capacity availability and security In order to maintain and advance these platforms you will need to master certain aspects of systems engineering software engineering and quality assurance TechnicalFunctional Qualifications MSBABS in Computer Science or equivalent discipline 2+ years of professional experience developing distributed scalable enterpriseclass applications using either JAVA or C At least 2+ years experience using professional source code control systems (TFS preferred) At least 1+ years experience in planning implementing and certifying Production changes Demonstrated ability to work with Clients and Architects to understand business requirements and translate them into comprehensive technical designs Experience with web services (SOAP RESTful) XML JSON and XSLT strongly preferred Experience debugging troubleshooting and resolving Production issues via log and system analysis a plus Experience implementing and maintaining logging monitoring and reporting utilities preferred Experience with provisioning servers and infrastructure configuration (OS app server web server configurations) preferred Performance tuning (Infrastructure and Application) experience strongly preferred Demonstrated knowledge of data storage – caching relational databases and unstructured data sources preferred Experience with WAS Datapower MQ and other IBM products are a plus J2EE and Linux experience a plus Strong teaming capabilities with experience on large teams Strong interest in industry trends technology innovation and best practices Experience in the Rational Unified Process andor Agile Development Practices especially Scrum a plus Excellent verbal and written communications skills Software Application Engineer
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The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) has been a leader in financial services for more than three decades. Through advocacy and...