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Lead Cloud Developer

Job ID: R-016482 Date posted: 09/28/2021 Primary Location TX-Austin Other Locations SC-Fort Mill , CA-San Diego

Would you like join a team at the forefront of a cloud transformation within our organization? We are building next generation, cloud-native omni-channel applications and services which will service our employees, our independent financial advisors and their clients.

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 19,000 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 objective 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:

We are looking to hire a Cloud Developer Lead within our Technology organization. Under the direction of the Application Development Manager, this position will help solution business requirements and technology directions to support Product Roadmaps and LPL vision.  This position will involve collaboration with business partners, Architects, Quality Assurance, Release Management, and the Change Control board to plan, design, develop and implement solutions for these needs.

The candidate should be capable of designing and developing timely, high quality products, with state of the art interfaces to best solution these needs, and have the drive to ensure that the vision and success criteria are met within budget and schedule constraints.


  • Design and develop scalable enterprise class applications with expertise in full stack development in a cloud or hybrid cloud environment

  • Participate in all phases of the software engineering life cycle

  • Design solutions that adhere to our architectural principles and enterprise standards

  • Develop and implement high scalable core platform components and provide and support to the clients, applications and services

  • Provide technical troubleshooting and advanced de-bug support

  • Evaluate new design proposals, investigate and recommend solutions and process improvements that deliver applications with high scalability and performance

  • Assist with conceptual design and rough order of magnitude (ROM) level of effort estimations

  • Ensure the necessary platform technical documentation is maintained in an appropriate manner

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.


  • 3+ years experience with cloud or hybrid cloud development

  • 5+ years experience with full stack application development using C#, Angular (or similar) and a relational database

  • 7+ years experience with product development and architecture of software, applications and services

  • Hands-on experience with AWS is required with preferred practice in ECS, EKS, Fargate, VPC, S3, AWS CLI, RDS, Aurora, DynamoDB, IAM, EC2, Lambda, Elastic Beanstalk and Serverless computing


  • Cloud developer or engineer certification is preferred

  • BS or advanced degree in Computer Science, IT or related field

  • Delivered projects within an Agile software development practice

  • Knowledge of Microservices design patterns and development

  • Experience developing solutions for API, message and event streaming architectures; platforms like Mulesoft Anypoint Platform, Apache Kafka and/or StreamSets are a plus

  • Experience using Docker, Kubernetes and Terraform are a plus

  • Knowledge of Software Design patterns and best practices

  • Advanced skills of domain driven design and test driven development

  • Knowledge of DevSecOps methods and best practices

  • Familiarity with code source control, build processes, and continuous delivery

  • Experience guiding, coaching, and developing with other engineers

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Ability to facilitate, influence and manage change to deliver solutions

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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