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VP, Middleware Engineer Manager

Job ID: R-024200 Date posted: 06/30/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , NC-Remote , SC-Remote ,CA-San Diego

Have you established the strategy and lead a team of engineers to install, config and deliver middleware platforms? Are you passionate about continuous improvement and proactive monitoring/alerting driving stable and reliable operations? Are you a trained leader who is passionate about coaching and mentoring to help the team achieve their career objectives? If yes, 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:

An exciting opportunity to join our Technology organization as a VP, Middleware Engineer Manager to lead a team that is tasked to ensure delivery of Middleware components as part of the Well Formed Teams. This is a people manager role with prior middleware administration background to lead team to successful infrastructure delivery.


  • Lead a team of Middleware engineers to install and configure Middleware components both on-prem and cloud environments

  • Ability to foster and drive organizational change, within a highly matrixed environment, through process optimization, change leadership and the development of a strong network of partners.

  • Maintain JIRA board with tasks associated for each and every requirement for Well Formed Team deliverables

  • Ensure all incoming work comes via Work Intake process and JIRA tasks are created accordingly for each WFT

  • Influence and support the culture, values and standards of the IT organization

  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, Agile and ITIL processes and frameworks.

  • Direct, motivate and develop staff, maximizing their individual contribution and professional growth

  • Partnership with key leaders within Engineering, Service Operations, Application Development, Enterprise Architecture and ITSM organizations

  • Collaborate with product teams to understand and translate requirements, ensuring specifications and architecture design meet broader technical strategic goals

  • Strong relationship management and strategic communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

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.


  • 10+ years of Progressive experience in an IT function, with a dedicated focus on Middleware technologies (App Servers, Web Servers, Tibco, Mulesoft, DataPower, RPA, Kubernetes, DevOps, Caching etc.)

  • 5+ years of progressive experience working within large, global financial institutions

  • Demonstrated success implementing global Middleware Platforms with a Fortune 100 Company

  • Experience leading Cloud migration to Azure and AWS

  • Bachelor’s/Advance degree and/or related field experience required

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the regulatory, security, privacy and risk safeguards required of a global financial institution.

  • Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, Agile and ITIL processes and frameworks.

  • Ability to foster and drive organizational change, within a highly matrixed environment, through process optimization, change leadership and the development of a strong network of partners

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:

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