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Principal Solution Architect

Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina; Austin, Texas; San Diego, California

Job ID: R-027056

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Overview

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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What makes a good Tech Professional at LPL Financial? Check out the traits we’re looking for to see if you have the right mix.

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

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We are as obsessed with our employee experience as we are passionate about the success of our customers and work hard to ensure an inclusive and entrepreneurial environment where our people can innovate and thrive.

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We’re a Fortune 500 company that is also the largest independent broker dealer in the country. With LPL, you have the opportunity to join the organization at the beginning of our technology transformation journey to a cloud-based organization.

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LPL is a growing company with a healthy balance sheet that is heavily investing in its technology. Our company culture is collaborative, humble and supportive, and our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive us toward innovative solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers.

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Technology is best when it brings people together. LPL takes care of our employees because we know the best talent, when encouraged to be creative, produce real solutions that deliver the highest value to our advisors and their investors. Your voice matters.

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Our Culture

Collaborative. Welcoming. Entrepreneurial. Mission-driven.

We’ve created an amazing environment at LPL, but we’re not done yet. Join us on an exciting transformation as we embrace our inner-fintech and define the future of wealth management technology.

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Benefits

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description

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Responsibilities

Job ID R-027056 Date posted 11/22/2022

Do you have a successful track record in Solution Architecture along with prior experience in delivering Strategic Modern Architecture that drives evolution of enabling architecture to business, product, and technology stakeholders? 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:

The Principal Solution Architect is responsible for the leadership, analysis, and design of the Enterprise Solution Architecture (ESA) for the Clientworks group supporting our extraordinary company growth projections and digital experiences vision.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading Enterprise Solution Architecture Modeling and designs leveraging cross-domain architects and leadership to create the best technical design delivering  domain driven, Saleable Services based solutions that eliminate fate sharing across teams supporting Clientworks

  • Blueprint architecture, including multi-year transitions and recommendations to drive transformation and modernization for Clientworks and Enterprise

  • Collaborate with business, product, and technology teams early in the product lifecycle to infuse end-to-end architecture thinking, including functional and non-functional aspects, into the conversation.  Craft high-level design early in the lifecycle and elaborate it to lower levels of detail as conversation progress.

  • Collaborating with Lean Portfolio Management to provide a high-level vision of enterprise solutions and development initiatives

  • Assisting the Agile Program Management Office (ACDC) to identify and design development value streams

  • Participating in the strategy for building and maintaining the modern enabling architectural runway initiatives via Enabler Epics

  • Promoting Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevSecOps capabilities

  • Facilitating the reuse of code, components, and proven patterns supporting modern architecture

  • Deliver architecture in alignment with our Enterprise Architecture standards and advocate for Enterprise Architecture models and patterns to guide solution decisions.

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:

  • 8+ years of hands-on design and implementation experience in IT

  • 3+ years of experience in the following technical disciplines: application development, middleware, database management or operations, security, integration

  • Prior Cloud experience

  • Previous experience as a Solution Architect

Core Competencies:

  • Proficiency in defining current and future state architecture models

  • In depth knowledge of cloud platforms AWS(Primary) and Azure(Secondary) along with strong  understanding of AWS Security best practices and Well Architecture Framework

  • Experience in migrating monolith on-perm applications to cloud using Refactoring, Re-architecting and Re-platforming approach including 12 factor

  • Experience in DevOps tools, Automated deployments and containerization

  • Excellent communication skills that translate business problems in technical solutions

  • Consult with customers to solve business problems by adapting current technology and/or capitalizing on emerging technology for competitive advantage to meet the strategic objectives of Clientworks

  • Conduct demonstrations and presentations to executive management of prototypes and proof-of-concepts.

  • Understanding of agile methods (SAFe) and processes, and capability of supporting agile product teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt

Preferences:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect

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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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