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Performance Test Lead

Job ID: R-017633 Date posted: 11/10/2021 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!

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 QA Performance Test Lead, you will bring leadership and hands-on contributions to a talented team and work to certify the performance of our mobile & desktop platforms.  You will provide consultation to the Portfolio Teams through your expertise in Application Performance and System Standards.  You will be working within select application portfolios to understand their architecture, applications and assisting in the identification of issues related to: Application Performance and Stability. 

You work with teams designing automated tests to evaluate the performance of complex systems and then analyzing and documenting the results.  You will work as part of a Scrum team that brings together Development, QA, Product and Project management.  With assistance from more senior members of the team, the QA Performance Test Lead documents and maintains information on the applications and systems in their portfolio to improve the Advisor and Client experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Create Perform Test Strategies in support of the Portfolio work

  • Identify and document KPI’s and SLA’s for the applications

  • Perform load tests to validate system performance and stability

  • Analyze tests results and work with Developers and Engineers to perform bug fixes

  • Provide technical assistance to improve system performance, capacity, reliability and scalability

  • Defect issues found and work with Development to resolve

  • Perform root cause analysis of performance issues and suggest corrective actions

  • Oversee performance test lifecycle

  • Evaluate system performances and recommend improvements

  • Generate periodic performance reports for management review

  • Generate metrics and systematically collect data

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:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • 2+ years of experience or equivalent in Application Development

  • 3+ years of experience in QA Performance Testing including Web and Mobile applications, with an emphasis on hands on experience developing and executing automated test scripts

  • Experience testing solutions that conform to service oriented architecture guidelines

  • Knowledge on Test Management Tools (JIRA, Quality Center)

  • Solid development Skills including Java, .NET

  • Experience in SQL Server and writing complex SQL queries to perform back-end testing

Core Competencies:

  • Experience in component testing web and/or windows services.

  • Knowledge in Performance Test methodologies and tools

  • Knowledge of Agile development methodology

  • Expertise in test planning, documentation

  • Defining and executing test cases

  • Problem solving and debugging skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferences:

  • Financial and Quality Assurance and Software certifications

  • Database skills, ANSI, Oracle, MS SQL Server

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 @lplfinancial.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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