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AVP, Data Science

Job ID: R-011810 Date posted: 11/13/2020 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-Remote

Do you a passion for applying analytics tools to uncover novel insights that drive real business outcomes? Would you like to be part of a small, high-functioning team, with room to grow your career? Do you already have 2-4 years of experience applying machine learning to business problems, and want to own your own models rather than endlessly refining a sub-sub-model?

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role for you! 

The AVP, Data Scientist sits within the Data Science team and plays an instrumental role in the delivery of analytics-driven insights to our business partners across the organization. Key recent initiatives of the Data Science team have included building a predictive targeting model for our advisor (customer) recruiting teams, identifying common growth drivers of advisors who are growing their practices, and delivering insights to the sales and consulting teams on the value of sequences and sets of activities.

What will you do?

  • Structure and develop recommendations to solve complex problems leveraging advanced analytics (data mining, predictive modeling and machine learning)
  • Develop deep analysis on how sales activities, advisor behavior, and marketplace events impact advisor growth and associated product sales
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses as appropriate to support priority business projects; Respond in a timely manner to ad hoc questions from executives
  • Collaborate with technology organization on support for data resources and for delivery of analytics insights, in particular continuing to grow our cloud-based capabilities and usage of on-prem Spark/ Hadoop distributed environments.

Please note: Additional responsibilities or duties may be assigned to you as needed or determined.

What does your success look like in the first 90 days?

Your first three months will be spent getting up-to-speed on our team’s tools and processes, learning the details of the business problems we’re working on, contributing new ideas for solutions to those problems based on your experience

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators with a technical background 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

What skills, experiences, and education are required?

  • At least 8 years of related work experience, Financial Services (Investment Services) industry experience is preferred. Minimum of 2-3 years in an advanced analytical function is required
  • Very skilled in advanced analytics, including predictive modeling and machine learning algorithms other than logistic regression
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis languages such as R or Python
  • Experience working with relational databases, e.g., SQL Server, Oracle, distributed technologies such as Hadoop, Spark and Cloud based platforms like AWS.
  • Exceptional problem solving skills that enable efficient identification of issues, development of  hypotheses, and the execution of robust quantitative analyses to answer business questions

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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We take social responsibility seriously.  Learn more here!

Want to see info on our benefits?  Learn more here.

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.

Want to hear from our employees on what it’s like to work at LPL?  Watch this!

We take social responsibility seriously. Learn more here

Want to see info on our benefits?  Learn more here

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 @lpl.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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