AVP, ArchitectureApply Job ID: R-023636 Date posted: 06/03/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin
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.
The Sr. Infrastructure Architect will possess technical expertise and engineering skills which allows them to be considered a leading subject matter expert for designing technical infrastructure solutions involving, network, OS, storage, VMs, and cloud solutions with AWS and/or MS Azure. This individual is a thought leader and driver of change that must be able to work in a fast paced, start up like environment, create architecture designs, facilitate implementation, influence the adoption of new processes and tools.
Perform high-level systems analysis, evaluation, design, integration, and facilitate implementation of current and future LPL products that require a thorough knowledge of the technologies and capabilities of the platform
Identify risks in the environment that threaten stability, resiliency, performance, and security followed by defining solutions to address the risks and working cross-functionally to get the solution prioritized and delivered
Apply a continuous improvement mindset and work cross-functionally to mitigate non-functional risks by enhancing processes and the control environment
Participate on Cloud SME/COE governance panels to drive process improvements
Promote, practice, and deliver infrastructure solutions to align Architecture Principles and Tech Stack standards
Collaborate across enterprise to develop an Architecture Roadmap and deliver against the commitments
Identify technology gaps and evaluate tools/products to resolve those gaps
Collaborate with customers and project teams to understand business requirements and develop technical requirements
Participate in application roadmap planning with stakeholders, application teams. Solutions architects and engineering groups
Develop and maintain design documentation standards / templates
Develop and document re-usable reference architecture patterns
Develop / Document High Level Solutions with High Level Estimates
Develop / Document Low Level Design with detailed quotes
Create infrastructure build requests and follow through for completion
Participates in the creation and maintenance of metrics around the system and institutes a process for continuous improvement
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 or technical institute degree/certificate or 7+ years of relevant experience
5+ years of hands-on experience developing architecture blueprints, systems diagrams, data models, process flows, data flows, and other key architecture deliverables
5+ years of experience in migrating monolith on-prem applications to cloud using Refactoring, Re-architecting and Re-platforming approach including 12 factor
5+ years of hands on experience designing infrastructure solutions with AWS cloud in large corporate ecosystem
Ability to convey technical solutions clearly to the entire organization and experience working with senior leaders across the firm to leverage technology in the pursuit of business outcomes
Adept at defining IT vision and strategy and identification of initiatives that lead to target state architectures and outcomes.
Continuous learner especially in emerging areas of technology, modern work practices and digital transformation.
Demonstrate competency in innovative, strategic thinking, and leadership with strong abilities in relationship management.
Experience working and leading in matrixed, fast moving environments.
Extensive experience working in large technology ecosystems with emphasis on integrating multiple externally facing high scale, high volume, always-on mission-critical systems
Knowledge/Experience with the following:
AWS (Primary) and Azure (Secondary) Cloud platforms
Microsoft Server administration and troubleshooting
Redhat Linux administration and troubleshooting
Microsoft Active Directory, AWS, MS Azure AD
F5 Application Load Balancers
Network protocols and diagnosing connection-related issues
Firewall Rule Management, Port Translation, Quality of Service, and Network Protocol Routing
Security Information & Event Monitoring Solutions
Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solutions
SQL Server and Oracle Database
SAN/NAS Storage solutions
SSL Certificate Requests, Installation and PKI Management
Automation – Terraform, Octopus, Cloudformation
Scripting, Configuration – PowerShell, Python, JSON, YAML, etc
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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Information on Interviews:
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