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Physical Data Modeler

Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina

Other Locations: CA-Remote

Job ID: R-027025



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: Senior Professional

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  • Proactive
  • Self-starter
  • Collaborative
  • Curious
  • Team player

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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-027025 Date posted 01/05/2023

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 (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:

We are currently looking to hire a Senior Engineer – Physical Data Modeler within the Enterprise Data and Information Services team, which is a part of LPL’s Technology organization. This position is responsible for supporting high profile projects and efforts as a senior data modeler, adhering to an enterprise-wide data governance framework to achieve the required level of consistency, quality, understanding, and protection of data.


  • Create, update, and optimize logical and physical data models along with corresponding metadata.

  • Define and leverage data modeling and design standards, tools, and best practices.

  • Ensure naming convention standards are followed, data proliferation is minimized, and data governance processes are followed.

  • Perform reverse engineering of data models from databases and SQL scripts.

  • Design and implement data technology solutions in the areas of master data, metadata, and reference data.

  • Participate in the evaluation of new tools and techniques to improve data management for the enterprise.

  • Partner with business analysts, data analysts, and other technology resources to interpret business and data requirements and translate into data models.

  • Collaborate with data architects, technical leads, developers, and DBAs to design and implement data solutions.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of data across all domains and entities.

  • Provide support for metadata initiatives, including, but not limited to: Business Glossary updates, Data Dictionaries for physical table structures, Data Models and Data Flow Diagrams, and Data Lineage within metadata repository

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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Systems, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.

  • 6+ years’ experience in applying data management principles and industry standards to design, build, and maintain complex data model assets in Master Data Management, Transactional/ Operational, ODS, Data Warehouse and Data Mart applications, with a heavy emphasis on master data (domain).

  • 6+ Expertise in data modeling principles, including conceptual, logical and physical data models.

  • 6+ Mastery of data analysis and modeling tools, such as Power Designer, ERWin, and ER/Studio.

  • 7+ Mastery of RDBMS platforms, including SQL Server and Oracle.

  • 6+Mastery of Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML) SQL commands.

  • 6+ Experience maintaining metadata for complex data environments and ensuring data integrity.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a high-performing team and influence others within the technology organization.

  • Flexible and able to successfully navigate ambiguity and succeed in a rapidly-changing, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple priorities.

  • Highly organized with strong communication, problem-solving, documentation, and presentation skills.

  • Proven ability to be proactive, possess flexible attitude, learn new skills, and manage ambiguity.

  • Mentor and provide leadership to more junior members of the team.


  • Familiar with EDM Council.

  • Experience in financial services.



Pay Range:


The salary range is dependent on a number of factors, including the applicant’s skill, experience, and work location.

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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