Charles Schwab Associate, Application Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois


Chicago - IL, IL150SW, 150 S Wacker Dr, 60606-4111

Laura Troy


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 at 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 junior developer who shares our passion for technology, innovation and excellence. Our main goal here at Schwab is to transform people’s lives by changing the way the world invests. We are in the midst of re-architecting and rebuilding our core enterprise software platform to support our rapidly growing and evolving business.

What you’ll do:

  • Participate in the design and implementation of RESTful web services, backend systems, and processes for our trading platform

  • Participate in various software engineering projects using advanced development patterns and component-based architecture

  • Actively collaborate with the team in ongoing product development, including design, development, review, integration, test, and deployment activities

  • Ability to be self-directed and able to work with an extended, distributed team to deliver products in a timely manner

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced development environment that continually embraces the latest technologies and techniques

  • Utilize automated software test tools and frameworks such as test driven development to achieve software quality standards

What you have:

  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline

  • Coursework and/or experience developing software in the .NET Framework

  • Coursework and/or experience with C#, ASP.NET Web Forms, and MVC Development expertise with the Visual Studio IDE

  • Coursework and/or experience developing REST and SOAP-based Web Service APIs

  • Coursework and/or experience with distributed multi-tier applications, No SQL databases, and SQL is preferred

  • Knowledge of Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture (and the emerging MVVM)

  • Understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and organizational skills

  • Ability to independently work as a contributing member in a high-paced and focused team

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to thrive in a flexible and fast-paced environment across multiple time zones and locations

  • Recent and upcoming graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related background are also invited to apply for this position

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 at .

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.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?: No

Work Schedule: Days

Languages: English - spoken

Current Licenses / Certifications: None

Relevant Work Experience: Analyst/Strategy-less than 2 yrs, IT-Other Specialty Engineering-2-5 yrs, IT-Mainframe (Systems Prog/App Dev)-less than 2 yrs, IT-Distributed and Web Development-2-5 yrs, IT-Software Quality Assurance (QA)-less than 2 yrs, IT-DBA-less than 2 yrs

Position Located In: TX - Austin, IL - Chicago

Education: BA/BS

Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology

Activation Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Expiration Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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