Technical Program Director, Enterprise Middleware and Online Security

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Job ID:
20171030-5543
Job Category:
Information Technology
Relevant Work Experience:
Project Management-6+ yrs, IT-Change Management/Release Management-6+ yrs, IT-Distributed and Web Development-6+ yrs, Project Management-2-5 yrs, IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs, Product Development-2-5 yrs, Product Development-6+ yrs
Current Licenses / Certifications:
None
Position Located In:
TX - Austin
Education:
HS/GED
Job Type:
Full Time
Description:

Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758
Lara Lynn Nolen
20171030-5543

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:

Schwab is recruiting to hire a driven, results-oriented software Technical Program Director, Enterprise Middleware and Online Security (EMOST) expert who shares our passion for technology, innovation, and excellence. You will be part of the Online Security Technologies team that designs, develops and supports mission-critical Authentication platform. 

What you’ll do:

The Technical Program Director, EMOST will be responsible for program management and leading overall platform and project level coordination, driving platform onboarding and managing vendor relationships, budgets and contractual agreements.  The leader will collaborate across a matrixed organization to deliver technology solutions and business value through efficient, disciplined and predictable project execution while managing critical internal and external relationships.  Our ideal candidate is a confident self-starter who is has a passion for delivering cutting-edge technology, enjoys working with technology teams and business stakeholders to create roadmaps and execute upon to deliver solutions to our business partners and technology stakeholders.  The Project Director is an individual contributor (no direct reports). 

Responsibilities include:  

 

  • Partner directly with onboarding team to understand and refine processes to ensure transparent and efficient platform adoption
  • Create and maintain onboarding roadmap and create a sustainable 3 year platform adoption planEfficiently steward the stakeholders through the onboarding process
    • Understanding the intricacies of delivering upon the said plan and ability to articulate at a detailed level
    • Review plan with technology and business leadership and effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
    • Manage day-to-day activities of tracking and execution to said plan and proactively escalate if the need arises
  • Understanding of agile processes, team velocity and the ability to forecast progress accordingly
  • Collaborate across Build, Support, Automation and architectural teams to help remove roadblocks and drive platform adoption
  • Coordinate with external vendors and internal technical and legal teams to manage relationships and contractual agreements
  • Manage the overall departmental budget, track expenditures and ensure efficient departmental operations
  • Work across diverse business and technical partners to broker decisions and negotiate trade-offs
  • Understand project interdependencies and anticipate/manage/mitigate risks 
  • Inspire project team members to improve their own performance; engage and motivate teams to go beyond their role expectations, to help each other, and to exceed goals

 

What you have:

Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum
  • 12+ years of project management/program management experience in a technology organization
  • Prior budget management experience is extremely important
  • Successful candidates have managed multiple large, complex and cross functional projects, with emphasis on systems and technical environments
  • Demonstrated and applied experience establishing and delivering complex projects
  • Understanding and a passion for delivering technology based solutions 
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management tools and methodologies
  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of Agile methodology

 

Preferred Skill:

  • Financial Industry experience  a plus

 Competencies:

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Focused and versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure
  • Proven ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders through focused execution of business priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a highly matrixed organization
    • Sound business and technical acumen

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.


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.


Job Specifications
Relocation Offered?: No
Work Schedule: Days
Languages: English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications: None
Relevant Work Experience: Project Management-6+ yrs, IT-Change Management/Release Management-6+ yrs, IT-Distributed and Web Development-6+ yrs, Project Management-2-5 yrs, IT-Management/Technical Project Mgmt-6+ yrs, Product Development-2-5 yrs, Product Development-6+ yrs
Position Located In: TX - Austin
Education: HS/GED
Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology
Activation Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Expiration Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
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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.

The Charles Schwab Corporation provides a full range of securities, brokerage, banking, money management, and financial advisory services through its operating subsidiaries. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (“Schwab”), Member SIPC , offers investment services and products, including Schwab brokerage accounts. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides deposit and lending services and products.