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Chief Cloud Architect, Distinguished Engineer (remote)

Location Westlake, Texas, United States; Austin,Texas,United States;Westlake,Texas,United States;Southlake,Texas,United States;Lone Tree,Colorado,United States;Phoenix,Arizona,United States;Other,California,United States; Requisition ID 2022-85670 Category Engineering & Software Development Position Type Regular CO Salary Range $131,000 - $291,000
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Your Opportunity


Schwab Technology Services group is seeking a Distinguished Engineer – Chief Cloud Architect who will work with a team of cloud architects to continue evolving Schwab’s Cloud Strategy. This role will lead and coordinate the creation of architectures for cloud enablement, strategy and execution planning across several Schwab technology teams and drive Cloud Strategy from within Schwab Office of the CTO (OCTO).

This role is a leadership position within the Cloud and Infrastructure Architecture team representing the Office of the CTO, an organization chartered to establish technology governance, standards, practices, and strategy for the firm, enabling thousands of technologists to better serve Schwab’s vast and diverse client base around the world.

Workplace Flexibility Program: We’re proud to support our employees in a working approach that allows you to bring your best self to work – whether that’s in the office or remote.

  • When the firm is ready to fully return to the office, employees will have the flexibility of a hybrid work environment, spending some time working remote and some time in the office.
  • Employees and managers can discuss and decide what works best for them, with additional flexibility available based on their role, business needs, and individual circumstances.

*Subject to change as Schwab is continually evaluating the current environment in order to best care for the safety and well-being of our employees.

What you are good at


This role will work collaboratively with a team of like-minded architects and senior engineers identifying and creating solutions for a variety of enterprise computing infrastructures and application scenarios, with a focus on public cloud.

Additional responsibilities will involve defining guidelines and recommendations based on leading industry practices tailored to client’s needs and our cloud and application interface. Holding responsibility for defining the technical strategy of the system, its patterns, products and applications; working closely with all stakeholders to validate technology decisions to support product capabilities now and for the future; and guiding it successfully through its execution. Working as the Distinguished Engineer – Chief Cloud Architect you will provide strategy and architecture oversight for public cloud initiatives and provide direct influence on technology strategy and direction as it relates to adopting public cloud technologies. 

What you have


  • Great leadership abilities to work both within the technology organization and with external business partners and consumers to achieve and measure IT business objectives
  • Collaborative and highly adaptable working style; strong communication skills; polish and poise when presenting and experience working within a C-Suite environment.
  • Demonstrable industry leading experience implementing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS workloads in public, private and hybrid cloud deployment models.
  • Extensive background working with cloud technologies and strategies including transformation planning and execution.
  • Extensive experience working with cloud native hosting solutions such as Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Containers, Docker, K8S, Infrastructure as Code and technologies from Amazon, Azure and Google.
  • Deep understanding of Infrastructure and Platform Automation technology products such as HashiCorp Suite, SaltStack, Puppet, Ansible, and Chef technologies
  • Experience successfully delivering cloud-based solutions on Google Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure.
  • Essential knowledge and experience with core infrastructure technologies including: Networking, Servers, Storage, Operating Systems (Windows Server and Linux), Virtualization, Databases and related technologies. Preference for industry board and standard committee (IEEE etc.) membership driving technology both externally and internal to a firm.
  • Familiarity with Cloud compliance, quality and contracting FEDRAMP, CSA, SoC, NIST, ISO.
  • Significant experience with IT Strategy and Technology Service Management
  • Expertise and background working with standard multi-tier platform architectures .NET, Java, message queuing, streaming, RDBMS, and file and object-based architectures
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of industry technology standards, compliance activities and experience working with audit and regulatory bodies
  • Skilled working with multiple vendors and business groups and ability to lead large efforts with many stakeholder groups from Proof of Concept and through development into Production implementations.
  • Comprehensive process management creation and maturity experience within a Service Management organization primarily with an AGILE, LEAN or SaFE driven methodology.
  • Extensive ROI and Business Case development experience – the experience necessary to be able to confidently predict and forecast possible outcomes
  • Prefers experience working with or in financial services or other highly regulated industries

Colorado Compensation
Target Total Compensation - $131,000 - $291,000 per year
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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