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Job ID R-024632 Date posted 08/29/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-Remote

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:

LPL is seeking a Network Manager with experience building teams, technology, and people.  The right candidate is a leader who can manage our network technology and 8-10 people. In this job you will be ensuring that the availability and resiliency of network engineering and operations. You will also lead the network strategy, planning and providing leadership to the team.


  • Ensure the staff is motivated, developing through training & leadership, and soliciting feedback for improved networking operations and engineering.

  • Managing the hiring and career pathing for network engineers.

  • Perpetual improvement of the network architecture, technologies,

  • Assist in annually budgets, forecasting new expenses

  • Manage multi-colocation DC spaces inclusive of billing, space, and power.

  • R&D + implementation plans for new technologies that streamline network operations.

  • Work with the leadership team to align workloads and strategic initiatives.

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.


  • 5 years of IT Management Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a similar role.

  • Prior hands on experience with networking and datacenter management desired.

  • Familiarity with the following technologies is required.  Cisco ACI and SDA/DNAC, Catalyst and Nexus switches, BGP/OSPF routing, F5, Viptela SDWAN, LiveNX, telemetry, and Gigamon

Core Competencies:

  • Must be up to date on latest networking technologies and trends

  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to business needs and efficiencies.

  • Experience with Cisco networking portfolio

  • Experience managing networks across multiple datacenters and large corporate offices

  • Ability to operationalize and monitor technology as deployed


  • Weighted preference for experience infrastructure as code and network automation.

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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