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Senior Mainframe Security Engineer

Phoenix, Arizona; Lone Tree, Colorado; Southlake, Texas; California

Requisition ID 2024-100192 Category Technology Position type Regular Salary USD $155,000 - $175,000 / Year Application deadline 2024-07-22

Your opportunity

At Schwab, you are empowered to make an impact on your career. Here, innovative thought meets creative problem solving, helping us “challenge the status quo” and transform the finance industry together.

Schwab’s Cybersecurity Services (SCS) purpose is to safeguard and enable the firm to cultivate client trust.

The Identity & Access Management (IAM) department is responsible for the administration of user access for the windows and mainframe environment for all Schwab internal users. This includes Active Directory, Exchange, TSO/Beta, SecurID, VAS enabled UNIX, Remedy, and a variety of other Schwab Business applications. We also provide technical support for access control issues for Schwab global-wide production systems

This individual contributor role, Senior Mainframe Security Engineer includes mainframe administration and provisioning, development and maintenance, audit support, and mainframe strategy. As well as, supporting and troubleshooting of the TopSecret mainframe environment and maintenance of the mainframe Security database, acting as Access Management’s technical contact for the RDD database in Remedy.

This role is for you if you will find it exciting to administer access and provide support for Schwab-wide production mainframe systems in compliance with Information Security, Privacy and SOX policies and procedures. Administration responsibilities include provisioning resources and system IDs, the initial creation of permissions and resources for new software, participation in large scale maintenance projects, creation of Digital Certificates and Crypto Keys , provide daily RACF and Top Secret guidance to support to the IAM team, and on call support. Development responsibilities include Infrastructure software development and maintenance (DB2 extracts, execs), supporting RACF and Top Secret new Releases, and certifying Hypers/Apars maintenance.

Responsibilities include audits, including the creation of reports for systems IDs and infrastructure. Incident investigations of violations and replies to RACF and Top Secret infrastructure.

Strategically the individual will help determine the direction of the RACF and Top Secret architecture at Schwab, review Mainframe Security, and identify opportunities for risk mitigation, improvement and areas that require immediate change.

A successful person in this role will exhibit an ability to work both independently and within teams to complete work with minimum supervision. Strong customer service, written and verbal communication skills are required.

What you have


  • 4-6 years of experience with multiple operating systems, including windows, Unix, and mainframe systems including RACF and Top Secret security systems


  • Ability to analyze complex business and system requirements
  • Ability too work both independently and within teams
  • Ability to lead small teams in technical tasks
  • Ability to anticipate technical issues that require resolution for success
  • Ability to interface with business / technology partners on projects
  • Strong analytical, technical, strategic and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve success on large complex initiatives

“In addition to the salary range, this role is also eligible for bonus or incentive opportunities.”

What’s in it for you

At Schwab, we’re committed to empowering our employees’ personal and professional success. Our purpose-driven, supportive culture, and focus on your development means you’ll get the tools you need to make a positive difference in the finance industry. Our Hybrid Work and Flexibility approach balances our ongoing commitment to workplace flexibility, serving our clients, and our strong belief in the value of being together in person on a regular basis.

We offer a competitive benefits package that takes care of the whole you – both today and in the future:

  • 401(k) with company match and Employee stock purchase plan
  • Paid time for vacation, volunteering, and 28-day sabbatical after every 5 years of service for eligible positions
  • Paid parental leave and family building benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

Eligible Schwabbies receive

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans

  • Tuition reimbursement to keep developing your career

  • Paid parental leave and adoption/family building benefits

  • Sabbatical leave available after five years of employment