Principal Application Security Architect (Remote)

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Your Opportunity

**This role can be remote**
The Security Strategy, Research & Design team handles the Firm’s security strategy and domain security architecture vision and development. We drive and synchronize security strategies aligned with technology and business priorities along with validating strategic directions through security research and innovation. Application Security Architect provides leadership on security subject matter through design delivery of integrated solution architectures and development of standards and reference architectures.
By adding experience and knowledge on multiple technologies and solutions to the team’s collective skills and experience we further improve our ability to provide secure technical design recommendations that target on delivering business value through successful project and program delivery. The Architect position will participate in all functions related to Application Security Architecture, including application security strategy, and roadmap planning, acting as a security liaison to the business, and help facilitate demand management.

What you are good at

This role requires a high level of technical expertise in multiple disciplines within Software Development and Application Security. This includes support and maturation of a Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), reviews of Blackbox, Greybox, and Whitebox security assessments, and providing application design support and guidance to development teams for legacy and new development. You will also help writing process standard guidelines for referenced architectures to contribute to corporate software security maturity within cloud computing (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure), databases, security, and regulatory frameworks (CIS, NIST, etc.), and security stack technologies (IDSIPS, SIEM).


  • Perform application security architectural assessments
  • Provide consultation on secure application design
  • Influence and collaborate regularly with various peers via steering committees, standards and policy governance teams and other group settings that formulate Schwab security policies, standards, requirements, roadmaps, and reference architectures.
  • This role will lead formation of policies, standards, reference architectures, process, and procedures as they relate to application security architecture at Charles Schwab.

What you have

  • Experience performing reviews of application architectures for security vulnerabilities and threat modeling Experience with application interdependency and application design patterns.
  • Candidates must have shown ability to build value propositions, business cases, get results as part of a larger project or program team Relevant experience designing, implementing, and supporting large scale solutions High degree of understanding with Cryptographic Services Experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and GCP external cloud providers.
  • Experience with security analysis, design, and service development. Advanced knowledge of application security assessments.
  • Proven communication capabilities including oral presentation and ability to communicate in front of executive leadership. Demonstrable experience coordinating multiple concurrent issues, in high-pressure situations.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems.
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.
  • Most Schwabbies have the opportunity to voluntarily work in the office or at home based on their preference*
  • 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.

Colorado Compensation
Target Total Compensation – $145,500 – $320,100
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 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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