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Sr. Engineer, Technology Ops

Job ID: R-023143 Date posted: 05/11/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , CA-San Diego

Are you interested in joining a fast paced and expanding Financial Services Firm? Are you looking for a career with F5, Load Balancers, BIG-IQ & Nginx?

Are you solution-oriented and passionate about delivering results? Do you like thinking outside the box, learning new skills and problem solving?

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role 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 seeking a highly-skilled, experienced person with F5 Engineering and Operations experience with multiple F5 solutions in an enterprise environment. Must have experience in data networking, working with application development teams and communicating effectively with various departments and technical skill sets within an organization. A strong awareness of Security and data traffic flow control is required.

Responsibilities:

  • F5 Architecture and comfortable with creating and managing multiple Partitions.

  • Hands on work with F5 Viprion and various F5 BigIP Appliances.

  • Design and administer F5 Local Traffic Manager including CLI commands and Route Domains.

  • At least 5+ years’ experience with designing and implementing redundant DNS with F5 Global Traffic Manager for a multiple active Data Center environment.

  • Creating and administering F5 iRules.

  • Create, implement and administer F5 Application Security Manager rules with LTM Virtual Servers.

  • Experience implementing and supporting F5 Access Policy Manager and client authentication for both Active Directory and Identity Federation such as SAML

  • Hands-on experience with deployment using F5 BIGIQ Management and Ansible Playbooks in an automated SDLC process which includes declarative deployments

  • Experience implementing and administering F5 Secure Web Gateway.

  • Experience with configuration of F5 iControl.

  • Experience planning and implementing enterprise monitoring and configuring tools for the F5 platforms such BIG-IQ.

  • Experience with NGINX Plus as a Proxy Functions

  • Hands on knowledge of TCP/IP and UNIX/LINUX variants.

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of network devices (routers, switches, etc.), including such topics as HTTP headers, ISO layers, and TCP flags.

  • Ability to read packet captures for troubleshooting of data traffic flow.

  • Knowledge of DNS configurations for both the Internet and Microsoft Active Directory.

  • Fundamental knowledge of encryption to include HTTPS in a reverse and forward proxy environment.

  • 5+ years Network Engineering experience.

  • Experience in scripting languages such as Python, PERL, BASH, etc. 

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to identify root causes of issues and provide solutions.

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, both oral and written, with the ability to articulate and educate others about complex technology with business acumen.

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:

  • Bachelor Degree

  • 5+ years of experience with F5 Architecture and experience with multiple Partitions

  • 5+ years of experience with F5 Viprion, F5 iSeries and various F5 BigIP Appliances

  • 5+ years of experience with designing and implementing redundant DNS with F5 Global Traffic Manager

Core Competencies:

  • Able to interact professionally with customers and colleagues

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Preferences:

  • Kubernetes Orchestration Platform

  • Nginx+ Proxy and Web

  • Flanneld or Calico Overlay Networking Platforms

  • F5 Professional Certifications desirable.

  • Security and Network Certifications desirable such as CISSP, CHFI,CEH,CCNP,CCNA

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

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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