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AVP, Quality Engineering Manager

Location: Austin, Texas; Fort Mill, South Carolina; San Diego, California

Other Locations: SC-Fort Mill , CA-Remote , CA-San Diego

Job ID: R-030589



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

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

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  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description



Job ID R-030589 Date posted 06/02/2023

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? If so, then this could be the role for you!

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:

As an AVP, Quality Engineering Manager you’ll serve as a strong and versatile hands on technical leader. Successful leaders at LPL communicate well with teams and leaders of the organization, have active listening skills, ask great questions and provide good development feedback. 


Our ideal candidate is a servant leader who can lead multiple parallel initiatives – big and small - with attention to detail, manage outcomes and is passionate about CI/CD/DevOps/Software Quality Engineering.

  • Lead a team of Software Development Engineers in Test (SDET’s) working in Agile model supporting delivery teams to achieve consistent, predictable, high quality releases by implementing common practices, tools, metrics, automation frameworks and oversight and delivering high quality solutions that meet business objectives in a flexible, collaborative and rapidly changing environment.

  • Manage resources across different geographical locations and offshore vendors

  • Work as a leader/trainer in a large, complex QA organization, with a demonstrated ability to implement scalable automation solutions•

  • Drive innovative testing solutions within a complex, Enterprise Platform

  • Educate team with Security, Accessibility scans / testing, PLSQL

  • Attract, hire, empower and develop the best engineers    

  • Driving quality metrics to improve customer quality

  • Drive release efficiency, reduce regression cycle time, and time to market

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaboratorswho 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.


  • Candidate must possess a combination of one of the following:

    • Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science or similar, plus 8+ years of experience

    • OR Master’s Degree, Computer Science or similar, plus 7+ years of experience

    • OR no degree, plus 12+ years of experience working in Quality Engineering and management roles

  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in development (Java, JavaScript, C#, or any other object-oriented programming language), execution, and maintenance of automated test scripts

  • 8+ years of experience in web, mobile, API and data testing techniques

  • 8+ years of experience with Jenkins, Bamboo, GIT, SVN, Bit bucket, TFS, Code Linters, Code Scanners, Code Coverage tools, Selenium Web Driver, Cucumber, NUNIT/JUNIT/TESTNG, etc.

  • 5+ years of experience in Agile practice

Core Competencies:

  • Highly organized, creative, motivated, and passionate about achieving results

  • Ability to effectively inspire and influence teams and partners in delivering technology enabled business solutions that exceed business expectations

  • Demonstrated ability to define drive and communicate strategy and vision and influence across the organization is essential

  • Solid experience with Defect Management Process.

  • Quick learner and self-starter who requires minimal supervision to excel in a dynamic environment.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills & strong verbal and written communications skills.

  • Understanding and implementation of CI/CD/Dev Ops practices, lean methodologies


  • Experience with driving transformation at scale

  • Experience with CI/CD/Dev Ops practices, lean methodologies

  • Hands on Experience with one of the programming languages – Java, C#, JavaScript or any other Object Oriented programming language.

  • Good understanding on Enterprise Architecture/ Software design, Implementation & testing

  • Experience in Banking or Financial services domain.

Pay Range:


Actual base salary varies based on factors, including but not limited to, relevant skill, prior experience, education, base salary of internal peers, demonstrated performance, and geographic location. Additionally, LPL Total Rewards package is highly competitive, designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play – such as 401K matching, health benefits, employee stock options, paid time off, volunteer time off, and more. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that LPL has to offer!

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.

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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 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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