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Quantitative Python Developer

Charles Schwab
Quantitative Python Developer
San Francisco, US
140,000 - 180,000
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Job Description

Your Opportunity

Wealth and Asset Management (WAM) Engineering is part of the Schwab Technology Services (STS) organization which is responsible for the company’s use of information technology including all telecommunications, operations and client and business applications.

Investment Technology Group is the front-office team that provides an integrated investment platform for Schwab Wealth and Asset Management (SAM) business. SAM is the advisor for Schwab’s proprietary mutual funds, referred to as the Schwab Funds; and it includes Schwab’s exchange-traded funds, referred to as the Schwab ETFs™. With over $600bn in assets under management, SAM is the 3rd largest provider of index funds, 5th largest provider of ETFs and the 7th largest provider of money market funds.

This Investment Technology team continues to harness the state-of-the-art technologies for differentiating Schwab portfolio research and asset management. The team has won several industry awards such as the “Best IT Team of the Year” and the “Asset Manager Digital Tool of the Year”.

Team is high performing and plays a key role in developing the technical strategy, designing systems, and delivering to high quality standards.

What you are good at

This is a quantitative engineering role managing the software development lifecycle including the coordination, prioritization, and communication across the business product areas. It will include building and realizing the strategy to support the portfolio research, risk analysis, and optimization needs of the SAM business.

The role includes the hands-on development role, building a client driven technology organization. The role entails full Agile and DevOps model in partnership of SAMS business—designs/develops software solutions and business process solutions based on business needs. Lead application components of moderate complexity, with guidance from manager. Provide technical design input in overall project. Focus on quality based on Schwab’s standards.

What you have

This individual contributor role requires a highly motivated, analytical, and business focused technology individual with a proven record of software delivery to a front office investment management business.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Required: A university degree from a well-respected academic institution. An advanced (graduate-level) degrees in Computer Science, Financial Engineering, Business Administration is highly desired.
  • Required: At least 3-years of professional experience
  • Required: At least 2 years’ experience building software in Python. Strong proficiency in Python, MongoDB or other SQL/no-SQL database, Plotly/ charting
  • Required: Experience in financial industry building quantitative financial models, back-testing
  • Desired: Machine learning and NLP experience
  • Desired: Experience with native cloud/ cloud foundry platform; AWS will be a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • Good communication skills, ability to express ideas clearly
  • Curiosity and Desire to learn
  • Well-organized, disciplined and detail oriented
  • Work independently and within small teams

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 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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