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Senior Fintech Data Architect (REMOTE)

Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina

Other Locations: CA-Remote

Job ID: R-027197



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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  • Communicator
  • 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-027197 Date posted 01/20/2023

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!

Excited to learn more?

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 Data Architect is responsible to develop and drive an architectural vision supporting our extraordinary growth of The LPL Fintech product suite.


  • Develop and drive an architectural vision to support the continued aggressive growth of The LPL Fintech product suite

  • Be an active participant and the authoritative technical voice in product strategy discussions

  • Partner with Engineering and Product to successfully deliver Fintech products from design to production in defining data technology strategy and roadmaps.

  • Build relationships with and work with key LPL technology partners

  • Mentor and develop technical leadership across LPL

  • Develops well architected DOMAIN DRIVEN solutions, optimized for cost, operations, performance, reliability and security.

  • Develops and drives the cloud data strategy along with the introduction of new emerging technologies and public cloud services, cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring strategies

  • Designs target state Cloud Architecture, partnering with other areas, such as Cloud Solution Architects, Cloud Infra Architects, and Cloud Engineering and Development teams.

  • Develops Reusable Patterns for Data application development in the public cloud to deploy and modernize applications, provide governance around adoption, and affect application development teams on roadmaps and designs

  • Develops short- and long-range product and service strategies and plans. Oversees the implementation of operating plans for specified area of responsibility.

  • Reviews the competitive marketplace and makes adjustments to operational activities based upon identified information.

  • Leads in a dynamic environment and produces high-quality work under tight deadlines.

  • Mentors and works with Cross function Data Engineers and architects to bring them up to speed on cloud architectures, including modern programming languages, micro services and container based deployments.

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.


  • 8+ years’ experience designing and building highly scalable, mission-critical distributed software systems

  • 8+ years’ experience building and operating Fintech products, ideally AWS hosted

  • 5+ years’ experience migrating legacy platform to big data platform

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

Core Competencies:

  • In depth knowledge of cloud data platforms AWS(Primary) and Azure(Secondary)

  • Experience and expertise designing, implementing or maintaining the following: Master Data Management solutions, Data Marketplace solutions, Data Science Platforms and Productizing Data, Enterprise Analytics solutions

  • 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

  • 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


  • More than 5+ years of experience in designing and building SQL, no-SQL, big data, GraphDB, APIs, Kafka, and streaming solutions is highly preferred

  • Expertise in designing data models on Relational and NoSql databases

  • Experience with enterprise integration architecture

  • Experience architecting event-driven distributed systems using Kafka

  • Significant experience in Fintech and specifically the financial advisory industry

  • Solid understanding of financial system security requirements and standards compliance

  • Previous proven Data Architecture experience to include contributing to and/or progressing the following: Enterprise Data Modeling, Information Architecture Modeling, Information Analysis Modeling, Physical Data Modeling, Enterprise Data Governance Functions and Frameworks - Standards, Policies, Processes, QA, Enterprise Data Technology Landscape, Enterprise Information Analysis Maps, Reference, Master, Meta Data and Document Practices, Data Virtualization, Data Streaming, Operational Data Store, Data Warehouse, Data Management Practice including Stewardship and Life Cycle Management

Location: Remote USA / WFH

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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