Solution Architect

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Your Opportunity Charles Schwab's Architects thrive in a leading-edge work culture while developing products that help Schwab customers learn, explore and make life-impacting moves on their paths to achieving their goals. The Platform & Application Architecture Team is looking for a Solution Architect who will push forward Schwab's multi-year transformation vision by creating architecture guidance for its top priority initiatives. You'll work closely with business, product, and technology partners to translate results-oriented business vision and requirements into innovative solution architectures that enable Schwab's highest priority objectives and align to both the technology strategy and target-state architecture. The right individual is a proactive, self-starter that enjoys and thrives when connecting people and technology to solve sophisticated problems at-scale. You will analyze, model, and develop complex and high-level architecture plans that require the integration of multiple technologies and coordination of functional areas across the organization. If you have a passion and skill for long-term end-to-end thinking balanced with crafting architecture increments that enable value for customers now, this role is for you. You will be a member of the Solution Architecture team within the Application and Platform Architecture organization at Schwab. The team provides architecture services to the company's most significant initiatives. We are an organization that values diverse and big thinking, rewards both behaviors and delivery, and focuses on growth and continuous improvement - all in support of Schwab's mission to help clients and one another succeed. If you enjoy fast-paced environments, thrive and build transparency amidst ambiguity, and enjoy the challenge of crafting enterprise products and capabilities at big scale, this is an outstanding opportunity to join a team and company at the beginning of a multi-year platform transformation whose work will have direct impact on company direction, our customers, and our industry. What you are good at * Be able to successfully Lead, Design, architect and deliver some of the most critical and complex programs for the company * Ability to drive through, directly and through influence, efficient solution strategy, with agility and leadership skills which engineers recognize and respect. * Desire and ability to understand diverse business domains and develop architectures that meet the current and anticipated business needs across a broad set of partners. * Provide advice and guidance to other architects and team leads regarding technical and design decisions. * Provide direction, guidance, definition, evaluation, and facilitation for the development of current and future architecture. * Design for both functional and non-functional qualities, including availability, resiliency, security, privacy, etc. * Review, advise, and provide feedback on architectures produced within and outside the team. * Lead the end to end solution design and architecture for key company initiatives. * Present architecture and innovative ideas to executive leadership for the purposes of alignment and key decision making What you have * Ability to own architecture, including strategic direction and presentation of a vision for the future of the end-to-end Schwab Technology platform. * Ability to drive through, directly and through influence, efficient solution strategy, with agility and leadership skills which engineers recognize and respect. * Desire and ability to understand diverse business domains and develop architectures that meet the current and anticipated business needs across a broad set of partners. * Ability to evaluate new technologies and stay ahead of industry trends. * Good judgment and the ability to handle high pressure situations. * Experience with and knowledge of common Architecture patterns (e.g. microservices, GoF, SOA, Event sourcing, etc.). * Experience addressing operational and non-functional concerns (e.g. horizontal & vertical scalability, performance, maintainability, load distribution, resilience and recovery, etc.). * Experience with Cloud Native (12-Factor) Architecture and Infrastructure Patterns. * Experience with the 4+1 architectural view model. * Knowledge of the enterprise technology space: languages, frameworks, techniques, and industry trends. * Ability (and preference) to work in an Agile environment. * Ability to devise, develop and apply innovative technology to solutions that would benefit our clients. * Ability to influence and effect changes that have broad and long-term impact on the firm. * Refined presentation and communication skills and experience interfacing and communicating effectively with both engineers and executives. * A strong software engineering and/or architecture background is required.

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