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Technology Associate Program - (Recent Grads/2020 Grads)Austin Texas Openings

Job ID: R-008926 Date posted: 02/18/2020 Primary Location TX-Remote Other Locations TX-Austin

Technology Associate Program

About Us

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.

Are you interested in working on meaningful projects that deliver value? Do you enjoy working 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 provides an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage and investment advisor service to independent financial advisors and financial institutions.

What you’ll do

Applications are being considered for available roles across Technology. Applicants need to be enrolled full-time as a student and be within 12 months from graduation, or graduated within the last 12 months, with a major in an applicable field. The roles under consideration include:  

Software Engineer:

LPL software engineers develop technology solutions to support the firm’s strategic product roadmaps.  This includes collaboration with senior engineers, business partners, technology architects, quality assurance teams and release management to plan, design, develop and implement solutions.

The candidate should be capable of designing and developing timely, high quality products to deliver solutions, with the drive to ensure success criteria are met within budget and schedule constraints.

Quality Assurance Engineer:

QA engineers perform software quality and test processes to ensure technology solutions deliver the intended results.   This includes collaboration with senior QA engineers to build and maintain automation scripts that execute test plans quickly and accurately to protect the integrity of the technology environment and the user experience. 

Network Engineer:

Network engineers are part of the infrastructure team, and responsible for maintaining and evolving the voice and data networks that enable communication flow throughout our organization. This role will give you an opportunity to work with many departments as our communication needs change with business and technology growth.  Network engineers are also an important part of team working on migrating some of our infrastructure to public clouds.

Security Engineer:

Security engineers ensure the safety of the firm’s technology and data assets through deploying and monitoring security tools. This includes the actual operation and functional oversight of all security controls, tools and agents deployed throughout the organization. The security team also plays an important role in protecting our advisors and their investors from technology-based threats.

The Expertise Were Looking For

  • BS or advanced degree in Computer Science or related field with 3.0+ GPA
  • Some experience outside of the classroom such as an internship, hackathon, research project or related experience

The Skills You Need

  • Classroom experience directly related to your preferred role (i.e. Software engineer, network engineer, etc.) 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and passion about learning new technologies
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with teams

Why start at LPL Financial


Access To Executives And Industry Leaders

Grow your network with access to leaders in the industry, open to your ideas. There’s no limit on how much you can learn.


Doing The Right Thing

Doing the right thing for our customers, associates, and communities has always been our focus.


A Place To Launch Your Career

LPL Financial associates often grow horizontally across the company or vertically in role. We have virtually every role you can think of. You dream it, it’s possible.

The Empowerment of Your Role

LPL is transforming our culture and our commitment to constantly improve the ease of doing business with us. Making it easier for advisors to do business with us is our No. 1 priority. No matter what your role or department, at LPL we all own this. Knowing this, we are all empowered to make things simpler and do what is best for advisors and their investors.

The Quality You Deliver

At LPL financial, our work makes a difference. That is why we share a passion for doing it ethically and exceedingly well. Because we have a clear focus and we are empowered to deliver results, we see every day that we are creating something special together.

Your Life

LPL Financial has a “we” philosophy rather than a “me” philosophy. Our benefit packages are built to support our colleagues and their families by providing programs that foster health, peace of mind, work/life balance, as well as support for your financial and social goals and commitments. Sound too good to be true? See for yourself and learn more about our benefit offerings.

About LPL Financial:

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 4,200 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2019, based on total revenue.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

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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