Skip to main content
Search Jobs

Search Jobs

Sr. Java Engineer - Trading Technology Performance

Location Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States; Chicago,Illinois,United States;Saint Louis,Missouri,United States;Lone Tree,Colorado,United States;Austin,Texas,United States;Westlake,Texas,United States;Jersey City,New Jersey,United States;Other,California,United States; Requisition ID 2022-82281 Category Engineering & Software Development Position Type Regular CO Salary Range $105,300 - $210,500
Apply Now

Your Opportunity


Charles Schwab & Co.'s Java Performance Engineering role will advance the industry leading thinkorswim mobile trading platform's performance, scaling, and resiliency efforts. You would be responsible for developing an understanding our advanced streaming technologies/patterns to create innovative solutions for us to operate at a larger scale. An understanding of automation, delivery pipelines, and the software development lifecycle will be important to your success.

In addition, understanding the theory behind performance testing and key performance metrics will also be critical. Your work would involve working across the full stack – native client-side performance as well the Mobile Gateway system that backs our native client applications – and collaborate with the Performance QA team to manage the environments and tooling. You will also interact closely with our product partners, support teams, and other technical leaders.

Workplace Flexibility Program: We’re proud to support our employees in a working approach that allows you to bring your best self to work – whether that’s in the office or remote.

  • When the firm is ready to fully return to the office, employees will have the flexibility of a hybrid work environment, spending some time working remote and some time in the office.
  • Employees and managers can discuss and decide what works best for them, with additional flexibility available based on their role, business needs, and individual circumstances.

*Subject to change as Schwab is continually evaluating the current environment in order to best care for the safety and well-being of our employees.

What you are good at


  • Monitor and support production systems that support the TOS Mobile product
  • Learn/understand production performance behavior and develop scenarios to simulate the behavior in performance test runs
  • Work with the Performance QA team on test runs to stress the capabilities of the system and identify bottlenecks
  • Develop an understanding of mobile context and architecture to identify unique solutions to provide the best client experience in a scalable way
  • Identify and collect key performance metrics for the system
  • Understand the role of hardware in both production and performance environments and help manage those environments
  • Address both client and server-side performance
  • Provide solutions for production side monitoring
  • Establish a performance & scalability roadmap, execute & communicate updates to stakeholders

What you have


  • Java programming experience (at least 5+ years)
  • Linux background with experience in shell scripting
  • DevOps and build automation experience
  • Experience with troubleshooting/diagnosing JVM issues (e.g. thread dumps, garbage collection and memory management)
  • SQL experience and knowledge on querying relational database
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving/decision making skills
  • Must be very detail oriented
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team setting as well as independently with minimal error and guidance
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively across teams and departments
  • Ability to draft a plan, socialize for feedback/new input, establish a roadmap & execute providing updates to stakeholders on an established cadence

Preferred:

  • Understanding of performance best practices, performance key metrics, and statistics
  • Familiarity with distributed systems and networking
  • Experience developing on multi-threaded, messaging, and transactional systems

Colorado Compensation ​
Target Total Compensation - $105,300 - $210,500 per year​
Your actual pay will be based on your skills and experience -- talk with your recruiter to learn more

Why work for us?

Own Your Tomorrow embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees ignite their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in reinventing a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth.

Benefits: A competitive and flexible package designed to empower you for today and tomorrow. We offer a competitive and flexible package designed to help you make the most of your life at work and at home—today and in the future. Explore further.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to any status that is protected by law. Please click here to see the policy.

Schwab is an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, contact Human Resources at applicantaccessibility@schwab.com or call 800-275-1281.

TD Ameritrade, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At TD Ameritrade we believe People Matter. We value diversity and believe that it goes beyond all protected classes, thoughts, ideas, and perspectives.

Apply Now