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AVP, Technical Product Analyst

Job ID: R-014030 Date posted: 05/06/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , 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:

We are currently looking to hire an AVP – Technology, Risk & Regulatory in LPL’s Technology organization. Under the direction of the Application Development Manager, the Technical Product Analyst will assist in gathering requirements, managing product backlogs and assisting customers with meeting their technology needs. The position will perform data mapping and query analysis to assist with report development and maintenance. This position will also involve team coordination around design, development and release activities.

The candidate should be capable of developing a vision for high quality products and have the drive to ensure that the vision and success criteria are met.


Responsibilities:

  • Strategize the next generation of Compliance and Risk solutions with an attitude to make Compliance fun

  • Ability to see the big picture and connect the dots between applications and processes like: “New Account Opening to Trade to oversight, reporting and beyond….”

  • Influencer, visionary, conflict resolution providing leadership along with ability to sell the idea

  • Gather requirements from users; document analysis using business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis

  • Schedule and lead requirements and design discussions with customers of all levels throughout the company including executives

  • Innovate on out of the box solution that leverages the holistic knowledge of Compliance, Trading, New Accounts etc.

  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs

  • Perform query and reporting analysis; document data sources and mappings to support reporting and other data requirements

  • Be a liaison between the application development team, other technology teams and project and relationship managers

  • Manage and ensure requirements are met through the entire SDLC process by participating in design discussions, QA, UAT and deployment

  • Translate business requirements into a solution and analyze tradeoffs between effort and return on value. Socialize these tradeoffs with the project team and stakeholders

  • Ensure requirements and test cases have appropriate sign offs and solutions are effective.

  • Actively work to resolve issues users when requirements clarification is needed or to facilitate sign off on test cases

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:

  • 5+ years of experience as Technical Analyst, Product Analyst or similar role

  • The candidate should be comfortable functioning in a leadership role with development teams that consist of programmers and analysts both on shore and off shore

  • Ability to innovate and explore possibilities, ability to match business needs with technology solutions

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously and demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts


Core Competencies:

  • Strong skills in MS Office suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Experience with MS Access

  • Safe Agile experience and/or certification

  • Adept at SQL queries, report writing and presenting findings

  • Working knowledge of Confluence, JIRA, QC, Aha! and other project management tools


Preferences:

  • Experience in financial services industry a huge plus

  • Experience with relational Databases MS SQL or Oracle is desirable

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 @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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