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AVP, Software Engineering (.NET)

Job ID: R-015367 Date posted: 06/17/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , CA-Remote , CA-San Diego

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!

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.

Job Overview:

As a key member of the LPL Technology team, our engineering team has a unique opportunity for an AVP, Software Engineering (.NET) to be a hands on leader with the design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of LPL's Digital Transformation. The successful candidate will be passionate about delivering ongoing, incremental improvements aligned to LPL's Digital Transformation and Growth roadmaps, and inject new ideas and concepts into those initiatives. Candidates are expected to implement advanced automation, orchestration and delivery capabilities following an agile, product based methodology with small frequent releases. You will be implementing reusable secure design patterns for multi-channel applications including mobile and voice, capable of operating at cloud scale, along with other capabilities that are core to LPL's platforms.


  • Support the implementation of LPL's growth and digital transformation strategy by helping introduce new technologies, techniques, and patterns to help LPL move at “start-up speed”.

  • Work with the Cloud team, partners and third party consultants to design and implement Infrastructure as Code frameworks using Cloud Formation, Terraform, or other technologies for compute, storage, network, etc.

  • Partner with our Enterprise Architect teams to implement patterns for high-availability and disaster recovery solutions that improve resiliency, availability and enable continuous operations.

  • Partner with database teams to implement modern data storage patterns including SQL/NoSQL variants, and cloud native DB products including deployment templates, replication patterns, failover/failback, and data archive policies.

  • Ability to make data actionable through advanced querying knowledge. Machine learning experience highly desired.

  • Partner with information security and risk to implement LPL's security framework, associated controls, automated security and continuous compliance policies.

  • Provide expertise in container technologies, with specific emphasis on Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Strong understanding of modern application design patterns and principles.

  • Support prototyping and rapid evaluation of technologies and solutions and drive our culture of experimentation.

  • Recommend solutions for reducing risk, increasing resiliency, and improving performance.

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.


  • 7+ years .NET experience

  • 2+ years’ experience designing and implementing public Cloud or hybrid Cloud solutions

  • Strong understanding of modern patterns such as Test Driven Development, Dependency Injection, event-oriented architecture, etc.

  • 3+ years’ experience of people manager experience


  • Certification in one or more AWS or Azure disciplines including architecture, Development, systems administration, or specialties such as InfoSec and data science.

  • Several years of hands-on experience in cloud-scale application architecture and design using modern frameworks like node.js, Loopback.js, Python, Go, etc.

  • Familiar working within a highly regulated industry

  • Prior Fintech experience is highly desired

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 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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