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VPII , Quality Engineering Mgr

Job ID: R-024287 Date posted: 08/03/2022 Primary Location TX-Austin Other Locations CA-Remote , CA-Remote

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!

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role 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's Quality Engineering team is seeking an exceptional quality engineering leader who is a strategic thinker, results oriented, execution focused with a strong track record in technology delivery space. As the VP, Quality engineering leader at LPL, you will be leading people leaders, work side by side with our Development, Product, Operations, Business units, and Enterprise Architecture teams to create strategy, deliver on roadmap with quality, efficiency with focus on functional and non-functional requirements. The right person for this role will excel in growing and leading a team of quality engineering leaders and SDETs in an agile environment that drives strategic thought and tactical execution for high visibility, high value stream initiatives with focus on quality and automation.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure products continuously comply with LPL’s quality, performance, reliability, security, compliance and regulatory requirements

  • Responsible for testing and delivering state-of -the-art solutions for LPL that are in accordance with customer expectations, business aspirations, and architecture principles

  • Experience with driving CI / CD practice, test automation and shift left Quality

  • Drive the implementation and accuracy of quality metric, trend detection and implement preventive measures in upstream product development activities

  • Provide full visibility on delivery, quality, automation and efficiency related metrics to internal stake holders

  • The role will entail building, leading and growing a talented engineering team, nurturing best engineering practices, collaborating closely across various cross-functional teams

  • Drive a results-oriented culture, with a strong focus on engineering excellence, execution, and craftsmanship as a Customer Champion

  • Develop trusted partnerships with developers, product, business partners, and architecture leaders to drive optimized platform product delivery

  • Drive effective, mature Agile practices and continuous execution improvements within your teams

  • Manage stakeholder planning, communications ensuring key outcomes and deliver executive level status updates to all stake holders

  • Build execution momentum by identifying patterns that work well and transforming the anti-patterns that inhibit the team’s progress

  • Led by example. Build, coach, and manage a strong team of engineers and engineering mangers who set the standard and can up-level the overall talent of the extended organization

  • Anticipate and aggressively remove obstacles that slow down or prevent products and programs from delivering on product and program objectives

  • Focus on innovation as a key cultural element and optimize for efficiencies by bringing unique solutions to the table and questioning the status quo,. and supporting the modernization efforts

  • Embrace a data and metrics ( KPIs, OKRs) driven culture to help make informed decisions, to help prioritize work, to demonstrate the progress as well as to inspire followership of the purpose being pursued

  • Align closely with business goals by understanding them carefully and drive engineering efficiencies for effective execution

  • Function effectively in a dynamically changing competitive and regulatory environment and manage continuously changing business needs

  • Set goals for the team members, and help them track, measure, and in most cases exceed the set goals

  • Lead with empathy, transparency, clarity, and pragmatism to build trust and camaraderie with and within the team

  • Encourage and entertain a culture that nurtures and promotes inclusion and diversity and engages and empowers every team member to bring their best self to work every day

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:

  • BS/MS computer science degree or related field from an accredited college or university

  • 5+ years of experience in leading leaders, team of teams and supporting 15+ scrum teams

  • 15+ years of experience in software development or quality engineering , software technology field

Core Competencies:

  • Must be self-driven, yet flexible and adaptable with outstanding communications skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure managing multiple programs

  • Highly Competent with Functional Test automation frameworks, Accessibility & Performance testing

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, AWS is desired

  • Good understanding on Enterprise Architecture/ Software design, Implementation & testing

  • Strong object-oriented programming skills and expertise

Preferences:

  • Significant experience in functional test automation frameworks, performance and accessibility testing.

  • Technical knowledge/coding skills in any of the following: Java, C# .Net and/or Python

  • Solid experience with CI/CD  & AWS

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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