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Principal API Solution Architect (REMOTE)

Location: Austin, Texas

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

Job ID: R-027757



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: VP

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  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description



Job ID R-027757 Date posted 01/20/2023

Do you have a successful track record in Solution Architecture developing secure, reliable and reusable APIs that drives evolution of enabling architecture to business, product, and technology stakeholders? If so, LPL Financial is the place 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.

The API Solution Architect is responsible for the leadership, analysis, and design of the Enterprise Solution Architecture (ESA) for the Clientworks group supporting our extraordinary company growth projections and digital experiences vision.


  • Design API solutions in alignment with LPL’s best practices, guidelines, and standards
  • Understand and translate business goals into API(s)
  • Analyzes, influences, and translates business requirements into API architecture
  • Enable product teams across the organization by promoting a culture of API first approach
  • Educate product teams about API Center of Excellence(COE) platforms, processes, and procedures
  • Contribute to the API COE roadmap by communicating portfolio roadmaps, priorities, and feedback
  • Inspire and excite people internally around LPL’s API Strategy
  • Builds strong partnership with Data Architecture team to ensure feasibility of architecture solution with data transformation and modernization direction.
  • Ensure solutions are reviewed and aligned with appropiate stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving, debugging and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in the entire service development life cycle: design, implementation, deployment, and monitoring
  • Leverage analytical, quantitative, problem solving and organizational skills that resulted in an outcome
  • Digital Banking and finance domain knowledge a plus

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.


  • 5+ years of experience architecting, leading, and supporting integration of scalable applications and/or API solutions
  • 5+ years of experience with HTTP based system integrations
  • 5+ years of development experience in web services architecture
  • 5+ years of implementing CI/CD automation and using software development tools such as GitHub
  • 5+ years of experience integrating with API security standards,  including but not limited to oAuth2.0/OpenIDConnect and secure coding practices to prevent fraud, abuse.
  • 2+ years of designing and documenting APIs using Open API Specification standards and SwaggerHub
  • 2+ years of working with an API Management platform tools such as Apigee, AWS, Azure API
  • 5+ years of working with .NET Framework(preferred) or Java. 
  • 2+ years of working with COE practice, implementing API governance, and evangelizing on API best practices


  • Proficiency in defining current and future state architecture models
  • In depth knowledge of cloud platforms AWS(Primary) and Azure(Secondary) along with strong  understanding of AWS Security best practices and Well Architecture Framework
  • Experience in migrating monolith on-perm applications to cloud using Refactoring, Re-architecting and Re-platforming approach including 12 factor
  • Experience in DevOps tools, Automated deployments and containerization
  • 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 of Clientworks
  • 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: AWS Certified Solutions Architect

Location: Remote / WFH

Pay Range:


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.

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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.

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