Work In Texas Jobs

Work In Texas

Job Information

Charles Schwab Principal Security Architect in Austin, Texas

Your Opportunity

We are looking for a results-oriented technology leader with a strong track record of architecting enterprise security solutions. The Advisor Services Technology teambuilds/supports/maintainsa suite ofplatforms/applicationsfor Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). This role will provide technical and security leadership to our engineering teams and tasked with ensuring best in breed security posture for our Advisors. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in software engineering, architecture, and large-scale delivery in a fast-paced, agile environment and must be capable of influencing across the enterprise and partnering with business stakeholders to drive product vision and execution.

What you are good at

The primary responsibility of the Security Architect is three-fold and described below in further detail. In addition to this, candidates should have a passion for emerging technologies and be capable of influencing and inspiring the team in developing innovative solutions that meet the business needs.

Strategy & leadership

  • Define target state security architecture for Advisor services domains and collaborate with peers to manage incremental evolution and progression using technology roadmap

  • Evolve and grow security architecture baseline with target architectures, patterns and guidelines

  • Work with and influence business and product owners in regard to technology controls and risk mitigation techniques related to application layer security

  • Promote awareness of security architecture principles and standards in architecture and development community

  • Mentor and guide architects and tech leads on security and risk management best practices

  • Be highly visible in the development community at Schwab, build and sustain good working relationships with development teams and involve them in the overall Application Security strategy

  • Ability to threat model for proactively identifying threats based on architecture and design to derive security requirements

  • Impact analysis and remediation strategies for key initiatives of interest to security such as migration to cloud, expansion of APIs etc


  • Governance and oversight for all architecture changes for compliance with security standards and alignment with guidelines

  • Participate in defining secure coding practices and leveraging both manual and code scanning tools to perform security code audits and design reviews

  • Provide security consulting, design, reviews, and recommendations for development activities and key initiatives

  • Evaluate, design, and implement processes to track remediation of Application Security deficiencies and reporting mechanisms, including metrics/key themes that communicate risk to business owners and leadership

Engagement with broader teams in Schwab Technology Services

  • Participate in development and implementation of security architecture principles and standards

  • Participate in the development and communication of Application Security & Development Standards and Training

What you have


  • 10+ years of software engineering experience (Java, .NET preferred)

  • 3+ years architecting scalable, highly-available security solutions

  • Experience with security authorization technologies such as Oauth and SAML

  • Experience implementing security for microservices

  • Experience implementing Single Sign On SSO between multiple partner applications

  • Demonstrated track record of making technical decisions at the application and organization level (vendor/technology selection, solution architecture, assessing tradeoffs)

  • Experience architecting and/or developing cloud-based or cloud-ready apps strong preferred

  • Experience with CI/CD (Atlassian tool suite preferred)

  • Experience with Agile development methodology and Test-Driven Development

  • Knowledge of NoSQL databases (MongoDB), PaaS (Pivotal Cloud Foundry), JavaScript Frameworks (Angular), Atlaasian suite (Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, Bitbucket, HipChat) preferred


  • Demonstrated ability to define and communicate technical strategy and vision and influence across the Enterprise is essential

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively inspire and influence teams and partners in delivering technology-enabled business solutions that meet business needs

  • Ability to execute at scale in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to build strong relationships and promote collaboration

  • Ability to coach, mentor, and provide direct, timely feedback

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills

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

  • Good verbal and written communication skills


Apply for this job

Refer a friend

Why Schwab?

At Schwab, “Own Your Tomorrow” embodies everything we do! We are committed to helping our employees unleash their potential and achieve their dreams. Our employees get to play a central role in disrupting a multi-trillion-dollar industry, creating a better, more modern way to build and manage wealth. We’re a modern financial services firm that stands apart from the industry, where you can go as far as your ambition takes you.

Hear from employees:

: a package designed to empower your health, wealth, career and life.

Schwab is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

As an equal employment 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.

Schwab is also an affirmative action employer, focused on advancing women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

We believe diversity and inclusion are part of our success as a company and our purpose of serving every client with passion and integrity.

Job Locations US-TX-Austin

Requisition ID 2020-65516

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (10/7/2020 1:06 PM)

Category Technology

Position Type Full time