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Tech Lead/Sr. Software Engineer

Location Raleigh, North Carolina, United States Requisition ID 2021-74208 Category Engineering Position Type Regular
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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.

The PC Core Technology (PCCT) Team represents a centralized domain responsible for managing holdings, investment performance, and automated re-balancing across the universe of investment portfolios within Schwab. The PCCT Development team is looking for a Technical Lead/Senior Staff Software Developer who will excel leading a scrum team in a dynamic fast-paced environment .   PCCT offers a wide range of technology opportunities for the best and brightest people to grow and demonstrate their skills as they develop high-performance financial applications.  The right candidate will have experience with Development best practices, like SOLID principles, and proven experience performing all Development related functions; including, but not limited to: following coding standards, unit test creation and code reviews.  The right candidate will enjoy being part of a highly interactive, Agile team.   PCCT offers a wide range of technology opportunities for the best and brightest people to grow and demonstrate their skills as they develop high-performance financial applications.

The PC Core Technology (PCCT) Team represents a centralized domain responsible for managing holdings, investment performance, and automated re-balancing across the universe of investment portfolios within Schwab. The PCCT Development team is looking for a Technical Lead/Senior Staff Software Developer who will excel leading a scrum team in a dynamic fast-paced environment .   PCCT offers a wide range of technology opportunities for the best and brightest people to grow and demonstrate their skills as they develop high-performance financial applications.  The right candidate will have experience with Development best practices, like SOLID principles, and proven experience performing all Development related functions; including, but not limited to: following coding standards, unit test creation and code reviews.  The right candidate will enjoy being part of a highly interactive, Agile team.   PCCT offers a wide range of technology opportunities for the best and brightest people to grow and demonstrate their skills as they develop high-performance financial applications.

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.

  • Most Schwabbies have the opportunity to voluntarily work in the office or at home based on their preference, through the remainder of 2021.*
  • 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


  • Provide technical direction and support to the rest of your team.
  • Facilitate communication of requirements, scoping and design decisions between team members, architects and product owners. Work closely with architects and business partners to define Agile stories for new capabilities.
  • Participate in product roadmap discussion and long term planning for your team.
  • Develop tools and practices that will increase the efficiency of your team.
  • Lead design and implementation of new stories and bug fixes. Perform thorough design reviews and code reviews.
  • Hands on coding, unit testing and production issue troubleshooting.
  • Mentor junior staff in the team and help them reach their career goals.
  • Main point of contact and subject matter expert on your product domain.

What you have


  • 2+ years’ experience working as a tech lead or any role in that capacity.
  • 7+ years’ experience developing commercial application on Windows platforms using C#/C++ and .NET.
  • 3+ years’ experience developing web services – preferably REST services. Very strong object oriented design skills with proven track record of well-engineered design.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-starter who can grasp difficult concepts and large architectures quickly and contribute at the architectural and coding levels.
  • 3+ years programming experience with NoSQL and/or SQL databases o Experience with unit testing and history of successful driving quality strategy.
  • Experience and a desire to mentor peers and junior staff.
  • Capability and strong desire to be a technical leader within a scrum environment.
  • BS or higher in computer science or related technical field.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Atlassian tool stack (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo) is a plus.
  • Experience with LINQ, Message Bus and Mongo DB is a plus.
  • Prior Financial Services experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with Micro-Services architecture and Cloud technology is a plus
  • 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. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

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.

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