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Senior Software Engineer

Job ID: R-017193 Date posted: 01/14/2022 Primary Location TX-Austin Other Locations SC-Fort Mill

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!

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:

LPL Financial is seeking a highly experienced SeniorSoftware Engineer with a proven record of accomplishment in software and SQL development that can apply those skills to performance engineering in the Quality Engineering group. The candidate filling this position will be experienced and expertly able to diagnose, isolate, and solve complex performance and scalability runtime issues of highly scalable distributed software systems. This engineer will utilize their software engineering skills to design, integrate and automate the performance testing, analysis, reporting process into the agile pipeline.


  • Establish runtime performance standards and best practices

  • Review software designs, architectures and code for scalability, performance, stability, and compliance to standards

  • Define and create Performance test strategies, test plans, test summary interpretation, and test execution oversight.

  • Perform problem isolation, root cause analysis, optimizations, and corrective actions.

  • Develop processes, tools and services to integrate and automate performance testing and monitoring into the engineering life cycle.

  • Work directly with primary stakeholders: Architecture, App Dev, Performance Testers, Business units and Operations. 

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.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years or Master’s degree with 3 years’ experience, in software design, implementation and maintaining highly scalable distributed software systems.

  • Knowledge of internal runtime of operating systems (Unix / Linux, Windows)

  • Experience with scripting languages and Object Oriented languages, such as: Java, .Net, Python, PowerShell

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft SQL and/or Oracle, query optimization, query plans, writing stored procedures, and index tuning.

  • Experience with Performance testing tools, such as: JMeter / Blaze Meter, HP Performance Center.


  • Experience with runtime, tuning and scaling of Web services, JVMs, .NET, IIS, AppPools, and SQL stored procedures.

  • Working knowledge of protocols: TCP/IP, RESTful Apps, JSON, Single page apps

  • Working knowledge of API middleware and workflow platforms, such as: MuleSoft, Tibco, Swagger hub, AppWay

  • Working knowledge of caching platforms, such as: Coherence, SOLR, Apache Ignite

  • Experience with APM, Database and Infrastructure monitoring tools, such as: Dynatrace SaaS; SolarWinds DPA & SAM, Visual JM, NMon, MuleSoft, AnyPoint, MapR, MCS and Grafana.

  • Knowledge of no SQL data platforms, such as: MapR, Hadoop, Spark

  • Experience with containerized scalable micro services, Kubernetes, Docker, on-prem and cloud

  • AWS/Cloud experience

  • Financial Services Experience

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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