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VP DATA PRODUCTS AND ENGINEERING

Job ID: R-019259 Date posted: 11/24/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin

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 19,000 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 objective 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 looking for an experienced and results-oriented VP of Data Products and Engineering to join the Data Products & Analytics team, a team of data engineers and technology professionals who define, lead and execute the strategic data for LPL Financial. The successful candidate will build data solutions using state of the art technologies to acquire, ingest and transform big datasets

The Analytics & Data Product Organization is responsible is to supporting LPL Financial strategic objectives through the use of its data and analytical assets.

The ideal candidate must also possess strong analytical skills, be a strategic thought leader with strong business acumen, and be adept at collaborating with business and technology stakeholders across the enterprise (sales, marketing, service, business solutions, and technology) to drive key business outcomes.

The ideal candidate should have deep expertise in data strategy & management, analytics & AI/ML tools, and building data products & capabilities with a strong focus on delivering solutions at speed and scale to solve key business priorities.

Responsibilities:

As VP Data Product and Engineering, you will be leading data, analytics, and machine learning ecosystem, developing innovative data products to enable firm-wide decisions and insights and driving the integration of data capabilities across Sales, Service, Marketing, Business Solutions, and Technolgy. Manage data engineering  Partner with each business area by providing them the tools, expertise, and support for them to understand and analyze their own data; and to make data and analytics a differentiated capability for the firm

  • Develop and execute the long-term data strategy, transformations, and roadmap to deliver use-cases cross-sales, marketing, service, digital, and data product strategy

  • Influence business strategy through a partner-focused product vision backed by data and purpose

  • Drive the integration of data capabilities to create a unified customer experience across all our digital channels

  • Partner with business teams to prioritize data needs, provide clear business requirements, and partner with technology teams to deploy the solutions using agile methodology

  • Define, implement, and manage the business logic for centralized curated and derived data sets

  • Partner with technology teams to lead the data platform strategy including developing data, analytics, and machine learning capabilities in Big Data, RDBMS, and cloud environments

  • Lead the strategy to evaluate, leverage, and monetize internal and external data sources to drive business value

  • Develop new data products and solutions (such as segmentation, lead management, personalization engine, etc.) to drive profitable growth for the firm

  • Partner with data engineering and platform teams to evaluate, recommend and mobilize the best analytics, visualization, and machine learning tools

  • Partner with analytics and data science teams to deploy automated analytics and machine learning solutions

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:

  • 5+ years of financial services experience in data, analytics, or a related function and advanced knowledge and experience of data strategy and data product management

  • 3+ years of experience of using SQL,Python, R for data analytics

  • 5+ years of experience working with RDBMS and distributed computing platforms

  • 1+ years of experience working with machine learning tools and techniques such as regression, SVM, gradient boosting, deep-learning (ANNs), Tensorflow, Keras, Caffe2, PyTorch etc.

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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