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VP, Data Engineering Manager

Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina

Other Locations: CA-Remote

Job ID: R-027094

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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: VP

Success Profile

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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SVP, Technology

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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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Distinguished Architect

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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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SVP, Product Platform Development

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Hear From Our Tech Team

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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SVP, Planning and Portfolio Management

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-027094 Date posted 01/24/2023

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:

The primary focus of the VP, Data Engineering Manager of Mobile Data and Financial Calculators at LPL Financial is to design, build and maintain the sustainable, highly performant, scalable capabilities that support the delivery of world-class standards of software products and processes. You will be leading a cross-functional team responsible for designing, building, and modernizing existing systems leveraging cloud design principles for ingesting data, processing/preparing data for consumption, and common services for integration

Responsibilities:

Delivery of High-speed, high quality & optimally priced software that delivers highest value & prioritized business outcomes

  • Responsible for the platform processing agile team made up of FTE’s & Vendor contractors. You will be responsible for Pod design that delivers high value product using technical capabilities of various data platforms.

  • Work with Product Owners & other business and technology stakeholders across various LPL business units to influence Business Epics prioritization, work break down-structures such that we are able to deliver value fastest & cheapest.

  • Work with technical engineers within your Pod and other Pods to identify and implement process improvements to the improve the time to market for data solutions

  • Responsible to manage functional & engineering IP balance between FTE & vendor contractors to avoid SPOF, avoid excessive vendor dependency, & have optimal design for coverage between on-shore and off-shore.

Technical Craftsmanship & Platform Management

  • Responsible for designing, implementing, and training staff on big data strategies for preparation of fit-for-purpose data for mobile applications

  • Responsible for designing workflow management for DAG and other complex data flows including the documentation and training of Level 1 and Level 2 support staff

  • Responsible for the design of cloud data processing to support adoption of critical data elements across all systems within the firm

  • Responsible for analyzing and designing complex financial calculations for brokerage, mutual fund, annuity, and alternative investment accounts

  • Responsible for design and implementation of a ledger-style database for complex data sets, including nightly reconciliation, data classification, and quality controls

Operational Excellence

  • Responsible for system online times and performance tuning highly complex and interdependent workflows

  • Responsible for implementing pro-active monitoring solutions to ensure any data quality, timeliness, and accuracy issues can be identified before end-users identify them

  • Build manual and automated operational processes to monitor system health and data quality

  • Provide thought leadership in cloud monitoring and balancing processing scale with cost management

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.

Requirements:

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

  • 12+years IT experience & 7+ years’ experience working with big data solutions

  • 3 years of Hands-on experience with AWS data services, including S3, Glue, Lambda, Aurora

  • 3 years of Experience with multiple database platforms including Oracle, MS SQL Server, NoSQL, and graph Databases

  • 3 years of experience developing solutions on multiple platforms while leading engineering teams with FTEs and vendor contractors

  • 3 years of experience with various investment vehicles, at a minimum brokerage accounts (E&O, ETFs, Bonds, Money Market), Mutual Funds, Fixed and Variable Annuities

Core Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills, both oral and written

  • Has proven ability to innovate and modernize legacy platforms while providing continuous business value

  • Strong people management experience

Preferences:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

  • Understanding of Apache tools including Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and Hive

  • Hands-on experience designing and implementing RESTful services

  • Understanding of ETL tools and techniques

  • Facilitate group workshops to extract knowledge of existing processes

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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.

Want to hear from our employees on what it’s like to work at LPL?  Watch this!

We take social responsibility seriously.  Learn more here!

Want to see info on our benefits?  Learn more here.

Pay Range:

$134,120-$201,180/year

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.

Want to hear from our employees on what it’s like to work at LPL?  Watch this!

We take social responsibility seriously. Learn more here

Want to see info on our benefits?  Learn more here

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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