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Sr. Engineer, Software Development and Engineering

Location Other, California, United States Requisition ID 2022-85699 Category Engineering & Software Development Position Type Regular
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Your Opportunity


This position will primarily be responsible for supporting the TD Ameritrade Trader production environment from a technology leadership role. The Engineer IIIposition will provide expert level engineering, strategic and supportdirection for a set of Oracle 11G/12c database clusters running on Red Hat. The Enterprise Linux Engineer III will also design and implementchanges to the environment that increases sustainability, resiliency,efficiency, and availability. This associate is expected to contribute toprojects as the tech lead and offer solutions to engineering conflicts.Responsibilities also include supporting the production environment,responding to event escalations, and assisting in service restoration.

What you are good at


  • Provide 24/7 on-call leadership support
  • Set strategic direction for systems and support of these technologies
  • Document system diagrams operational readiness procedures
  • Design and implement technology solutions to complex production liabilities
  • Design production processes that are in line with business needs
  • Provide design direction for other Engineers in IT
  • Analyze statistics and Incidents to develop and execute availability improvement plans
  • Design, integrate, and deploy vendor solutions to the production environments
  • Design and Implement process improvements that drive towards improved availability, resiliency, and efficiency
  • Provide coaching and training for Engineer I, II and Sr levels within Support group.
  • Provide 24/7 on-call leadership support
  • Assist Production Support Engineers in escalated production incidents with emphasis on databases
  • Troubleshoot, research, and resolve major defects, questionable functions, errors, and inconsistencies in database functions, outputs, and content
  • Provide detailed report and analysis on root cause and action items required to prevent repeat problems
  • Quick response to system monitors, alerts, escalations and all outages
  • Focus on driving packaged automation scripts to support and reducing manual work
  • Ability to be allocated to multiple Enterprise Projects requiring internal and external technology resources
  • Provide technology leadership on multiple Enterprise Projects
  • Deliver a consistent solutions across the enterprise
  • Communicate to Management about service disruption impacts and root cause analysis
  • Provide outage and service restoration details to Operations Command Center for degradation statistics and root cause analysis
  • Ensure excellent service to all Production Support clients and business partners
  • Communicate process and operational changes to department staff.
  • Communicate effectively to executive management
  • Communicate effectively with other database engineering and support organizations within TDA

What you have


  • Expert Oracle 11g/12c RAC/GI experience
  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 or above
  • Strong database tuning and performance analysis experience
  • Ability to work well under pressure in production support situations
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong learning agility, curiosity and problem solving skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to act independently with limited supervision within scope of responsibility. 
  • Ability to cross train and provide direction for other associates
  • Ability to practice Continuous Process Improvement
  • Agility when dealing with multiple projects and production issues
  • Expert knowledge of multiple technologies and environments
  • BS Degree Required, CS or CEng. Preferred
  • Schwab systems experience
  • Ability to provide expert recommendations on production solutions

Target Total Compensation in New York City:  $132,000 - $220,000

Your actual pay will be based on your skills and experience -- talk with your recruiter to learn more.

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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