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AVP Product Owner, ELK

Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina

Job ID: R-026846



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

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  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description



Job ID R-026846 Date posted 11/21/2022

Are you interested in joining a fast paced and expanding Financial Services Firm? Are you looking for a career with ELK or other enterprise logging technologies in Cloud and on-prem environments? Are you solution-oriented and passionate about delivering results? Do you like thinking outside the box, learning new skills and problem solving? 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:

AVP, Product Owner – ELK, will be responsible for overall architecture/platform engineering of ELK platform on-prem and cloud in the future. Considered subject matter expert (SME) for ELK platform and supports the ongoing development of cloud and infrastructure as code platform solutions for logging all business-critical applications that differentiate LPL in the market.


  • Serve as a subject matter expert to design/deploy/administer Enterprise Logging platform (ELK) /services on-prem and in the cloud

  • Partner with the architecture team to drive platform alignment to modern architecture practices

  • Improve performance, resiliency, and scalability of logging platform and services

  • Accountable for site reliability engineering (SRE) activities to build highly available and scalable solutions and ensure problem observability of platforms/services 

  • Utilize configuration management tools like Ansible/Terraform/Puppet to automate deployment and provisioning of highly available infrastructure across data centers/hybrid cloud platforms to reduce overall time to market

  • Participates in Kanban delivery model to deliver sprint releases through stories/epics utilizing Jira to track all work 

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaboratorswho 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.


  • 5+ years of experience in designing, build, deploying, maintaining, and enhancement of Elastic Stack platform in on-prem and cloud environments OR experience with any other logging technology like Splunk or OpenSearch.

  • 5+ years’ experience in developing Logstash Pipelines (including Ruby, GROK, Regex, and so on).

  • 5+ years’ experience in developing Kibana Visualizations and dashboards.

  • 5+ years support installation, configuration, deployment, and administration of Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash middleware products.

  • 5+ years in automation of administration management tasks of Elastic Stack.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong executive presence

  • Highly collaborative with experience in a hands-on technical role


  • ALZ, ECS, EKS, API Gateway, ELB, RDS, CloudWatch, PaloAlto, Direct Connect, VPN Gateway, Private Link, Transit Gateway, Storage Gateway, Glacier, EBS, EFS, S3, Lamdba, CodePipeline, Python, YAML, JSON, Gitlab, Jira,Terraform, CouldFront, PostgreSQL

  • CI/CD (GitHub, Atlassian, Jenkins, Puppet, Terraform, Ansible)

  • Agile Methodologies : Scrum/Kanban

  • Possess a thorough understanding of modern work practices such as DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Agile project Delivery

  • Extensive experience using system management configuration tools (Ansible, Puppet, Terraform, CF/YAML/JSON) to manage compute infrastructure at scale

  • Experience with any enterprise logging technology

  • Bachelor’s/Advance degree and/or related field experience required

  • AWS Solutions Architect (Preferred)

  • AWS DevOps Engineer (Preferred)

  • Work with various teams like Software Development, Infrastructure, Information Security, and Solution Architecture to provide the best ELK can offer.

  • Experience with a linear view model of analyzing the data of DataStreams and indices from various input ingestions sources and find the bottlenecks and help in root cause analysis.

  • Provide application ELK Enterprise architecture, implementation, setup, administration, and daily Production Support; engineer solutions to automate, streamline monitoring, alerting, and improve resiliency.


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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