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Sr. Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Location: Austin, Texas

Job ID: R-026427

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Overview

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: Mid

Success Profile

What makes a good Tech Professional at LPL Financial? Check out the traits we’re looking for to see if you have the right mix.

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

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We are as obsessed with our employee experience as we are passionate about the success of our customers and work hard to ensure an inclusive and entrepreneurial environment where our people can innovate and thrive.

Tony

SVP, Technology

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We’re a Fortune 500 company that is also the largest independent broker dealer in the country. With LPL, you have the opportunity to join the organization at the beginning of our technology transformation journey to a cloud-based organization.

Rashmi

Distinguished Architect

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LPL is a growing company with a healthy balance sheet that is heavily investing in its technology. Our company culture is collaborative, humble and supportive, and our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive us toward innovative solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers.

Kirk

SVP, Product Platform Development

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Hear From Our Tech Team

Technology is best when it brings people together. LPL takes care of our employees because we know the best talent, when encouraged to be creative, produce real solutions that deliver the highest value to our advisors and their investors. Your voice matters.

Megan

SVP, Planning and Portfolio Management

Our Culture

Collaborative. Welcoming. Entrepreneurial. Mission-driven.

We’ve created an amazing environment at LPL, but we’re not done yet. Join us on an exciting transformation as we embrace our inner-fintech and define the future of wealth management technology.

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Benefits

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description

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Responsibilities

Job ID R-026427 Date posted 11/02/2022

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 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.

Job Overview:

Our team is actively seeking a motivated and talented Sr Software Development Engineer in Test who is passionate about testing software through automation. You will be part of an inter-disciplinary team of hardware, firmware, software, system, and test engineers to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies for Financial Services Company building E2E automation solutions connecting Advisor Platform, Investor Platform and Teammates. You’ll work closely with product and engineering teams to understand features, develop and automate test cases, improve product quality and shorten release time from dev to production.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively Participate in Agile Scrum ceremonies  and lead where applicable – PI Planning , Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Defect Review, Sprint Demo, Restrospectives etc.

  • Actively participate in story grooming, analyze and understand user story acceptance criteria

  • Develop  and execute -Test plan , test cases based on the user stories and ensure proper test coverage

  • Perform in sprint testing, service/API testing, Integration / E2E testing, regression final build certification and release day testing

  • Automating tests using internal and open source tools & infrastructure

  • Reviewing user interfaces for conformity and functionality

  • Working with software engineers to understand product architecture, integrations and features

  • Creating and maintaining data scenarios to support test plans and test cases

  • Analyzing test results, being a vocal proponent for quality in every phase of the development process

  • Documenting, tracking bugs to closure and reports on Project status to stake holders

  • Working in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software

  • Ability to write complex queries to perform data validation

  • Serves as SME for one or more functional areas , acts as technology ambassador for automation and building efficient solutions

  • Leads process, technology improvement efforts, KPIs/OKRs with in quality engineering team and larger part of organization to improve engineer productivity, Speed and Quality.

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.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years of experience as a Developer or QA Engineer or SDET working in Agile scrum teams

  • Hands on experience with CI /CD and have leveraged / implemented CI/CD pipelines

  • Hands on programming/development experience in one of the programming languages – C#, Java, JavaScript or .Net  and  automation frameworks like Selenium, Appium, TestNG etc

  • Hands on experience with test processes, test methodologies, test strategy, test plan and test case design & execution.

  • Hands on experience with Web services Testing and automation development

  • Experience with SQL and ability to understand/write complex SQL queries

Core Competencies

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where resourcefulness, determination, and strong problem-solving skills are necessary for success.

  • Positive attitude and the ability to complete assigned objectives with minimal supervision.

  • Show leadership experience in leading releases / project delivery.

  • Driving actions & shift left strategy to improve Quality

  • Be a Champion for Customer Obsession culture and deliver products/ features that exceeds customer expectations.

  • Coaching his/ her fellow team members on best practices

Preferences:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

  • Experience with security testing – SAST and DAST and tools

  • Experience with Accessibility Testing

  • Experience with AWS / cloud infrastructure

  • Financial Industry experience

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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 @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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