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AVP, Data API Architect (REMOTE)

Location: Austin, Texas

Other Locations: AL-Remote , AR-Remote , AZ-Remote ,CA-Remote

Job ID: R-027200

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Overview

LPL is an entrepreneurial, transformative financial services company, driving growth and exciting possibilities for our clients, their customers, and our own people. This is where you can dream up new ideas for financial services, deliver solutions on modern platforms, and leverage digital-first technologies – all as we become a cloud-based technology organization. Join us and discover everything you can touch with the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer firm and a Fortune 500 company.

  • Full Time
  • Level: AVP

Success Profile

What makes a good Tech Professional at LPL Financial? Check out the traits we’re looking for to see if you have the right mix.

  • Communicator
  • Proactive
  • Self-starter
  • Collaborative
  • Curious
  • Team player

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We are as obsessed with our employee experience as we are passionate about the success of our customers and work hard to ensure an inclusive and entrepreneurial environment where our people can innovate and thrive.

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SVP, Technology

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We’re a Fortune 500 company that is also the largest independent broker dealer in the country. With LPL, you have the opportunity to join the organization at the beginning of our technology transformation journey to a cloud-based organization.

Rashmi

Distinguished Architect

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LPL is a growing company with a healthy balance sheet that is heavily investing in its technology. Our company culture is collaborative, humble and supportive, and our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive us toward innovative solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers.

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SVP, Product Platform Development

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Technology is best when it brings people together. LPL takes care of our employees because we know the best talent, when encouraged to be creative, produce real solutions that deliver the highest value to our advisors and their investors. Your voice matters.

Megan

SVP, Planning and Portfolio Management

Our Culture

Collaborative. Welcoming. Entrepreneurial. Mission-driven.

We’ve created an amazing environment at LPL, but we’re not done yet. Join us on an exciting transformation as we embrace our inner-fintech and define the future of wealth management technology.

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Benefits

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description

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Responsibilities

Job ID R-027200 Date posted 01/20/2023

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

Excited to learn more?

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

The Data API Architect is responsible for initiating and delivering a contemporary enterprise data architecture strategy and roadmap that aligns and supports each of the LPL's business unit strategies. This includes driving the Enterprise Data Mesh/Fabric architecture and roadmap, evaluate and assess existing legacy data assets with an eye towards modernization and simplification.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an aspirational data architectural road map for the enterprise and provide architectural direction and oversight on the initiatives in enterprise data and analytics.

  • Identify core common data shared across the enterprise and participate in enterprise wide efforts to reach common understanding of that data.

  • Includes helping establish API organizations, API development methodology and selection of API technology components including API gateway

  • Defining the technical API roadmap, strategy and solution, evolution from SOA to APIs

  • Lead API design driven by business requirements

  • Lead a team of API developers in delivering large and complex API solutions

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.

Requirements:

  • Thought leader with 10+ years of experience in Data Architecture, Data Engineering and Governance. Lead data architecture initiatives for many value streams (e.g., Agile/SAFe Release Train).

  • 5+ years of experience in APIs, microservice, and integration concepts and technologies, such as REST, SOAP, JSON, XML, message queues, and integration patterns/frameworks

  • 5+ years of experience in Kafka, and streaming solutions

  • Experience building production-hardened data applications, with consideration for security, performance, scalability, reliability, and repeatability.

Core Competencies:

  • Proficiency in defining current and future state Data Architecture models

  • Knowledge of cloud data platforms AWS (Primary) and Azure (Secondary)

  • Experience and expertise designing, implementing or maintaining the following: Data Mesh Architecture, micro-services and Domain Driven Design (DDD), Data Ops, Data Lake and Data Lakehouse

  • Experience in migrating monolith on-prem applications to microservices cloud applications.

  • Excellent communication skills that translate business problems in technical solutions

  • Consult with customers to solve business problems by adapting current technology and/or capitalizing on emerging technology for competitive advantage to meet the strategic objectives

  • Conduct demonstrations and presentations to executive management of prototypes and proof-of-concepts.

  • Understanding of agile methods (SAFe) and processes, and capability of supporting agile product teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt

Preferences:

  • More than 5+ years of experience in designing and building API proxies, mashups, rate limiting, security, analytics, monetization and developer portals using API management software (like Apigee, Boomi, Mulesoft)

  • Expertise in designing data canonical models

  • Experience with enterprise integration architecture

  • Experience architecting event-driven distributed systems using Kafka

  • Significant experience in BFSI and specifically the financial advisory industry

  • Solid understanding of financial system security requirements and standards compliance

Why LPL?

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients. Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees. We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

Want to hear from our employees on what it’s like to work at LPL?  Watch this!

We take social responsibility seriously.  Learn more here!

Want to see info on our benefits?  Learn more here.

Pay Range:

$119,880-$179,820/year

The salary range is dependent on a number of factors, including the applicant’s skill, experience, and work location.

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

Want to hear from our employees on what it’s like to work at LPL?  Watch this!

We take social responsibility seriously. Learn more here

Want to see info on our benefits?  Learn more here

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an @lplfinancial.com email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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