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AVP , Quality Engineering Manager

Job ID: R-014622 Date posted: 05/25/2021 Primary Location TX-Austin Other Locations SC-Fort Mill

Does Transformation, Quality, Shift left, Modernization, and Innovation inspire you?

Join the LPL family and help us improve Quality and modernize our products -- creating flexible, scalable, personalized experiences with quality for our advisors and their clients. We are a team that values diverse and big thinking and rewards both behaviors and delivery.

Excited to learn more? Come be a part of LPL's modernization strategy and extraordinary growth!

LPL Financial is one of the nation's leading financial services companies and a publicly traded company under ticker symbol LPLA.  We support over 18,000 financial professionals—including over 14,000 independent advisors, more than 700 financial institutions, and over 4,000 institutional clearing and technology subscribers. We enable advisors to focus on their clients by reducing the complexity of running their practice and we support their business by offering enabling technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research. At LPL, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients. And Technology is at the center of our mission.

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.  You will build strong and highly functional partnerships with delivery leadership team and delivery teams. You have strong team leadership skills, influence without authority, make and propose needed changes to bring more impact and the ability to hire, guide, coach and grow exceptional technology teams. You are a visible leader that thrives on developing and motivating future technology leaders. You foster an innovation culture and thirst for technology innovation.

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.  

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Software Development Engineers in Test (SDET’s) working in Agile model supporting Cash and Asset Management 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

  • Provide end-to-end, performance testing guidance, oversight and resourcing for defined, funded initiatives

  • Drive innovative testing solutions within a complex, Enterprise Platform

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

  • Provide guidance and strategy on testing AI/ML powered applications / Bots

  • Attract, hire, empower and develop the best engineers      

  • Driving quality metrics to improve customer quality

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

What does your success look like in the first 90 days?

  • Knowing your partners, building trust with team, dev and product partners

  • Understanding architecture, design and business functionality of applications / products that you support

  • Understand Organization goals

  • Perform current state gap analysis and create a strategy to address the gaps aligned to goals

  • Working with team to understand their career passion

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who are Digital Savvy, 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:

  • Bachelors / Masters in computer science or related field

  • 8+ years of experience 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

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

  • Experience with Jenkins, Bamboo, GIT, SVN, Bit bucket, TFS, Code Linters, Code Scanners, Code Coverage tools, Selenium Web Driver and grid/ Watir, cucumber, NUNIT/JUNIT/TESTNG, etc.

  • Hands-on experience with Web services virtualization, mocking and stubbing, API test automation, UI automation

  • Experience with creating dashboards/ providing insights on quality to the larger organization.

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

  • Experience with Agile and Kanban Development Practices

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

Preferences:

  • Experience with Agile Scrum methodology

  • 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.

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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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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