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VP, Principal Architect Info Security

Job ID: R-015009 Date posted: 06/07/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , CA-Remote , CA-San Diego

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 is one of the nation's leading financial services companies and a publicly traded company under ticker symbol LPLA.  We support over 18,000 financial professionals—including over 14,000 independent advisors, more than 700 financial institutions, and over 4,000 institutional clearing and technology subscribers. We enable advisors to focus on their clients by reducing the complexity of running their practice and we support their business by offering enabling technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research. At LPL, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients. And Technology is at the center of our mission.

Job Overview:

This position is also responsible for architecting solutions to secure business-to-business initiatives, third-party relationships, outsourced solutions and vendors. The security architect provides expert guidance for addressing current security issues, but has the foresight to see where the industry is headed and proactively deliver optimal secure solutions. The architect is expected to think like an adversary and identify how solutions should evolve as the threat landscape changes.  A senior-level role, the architect possesses strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to guide less experienced coworkers. The architect provides technical leadership to delivery team and solution design team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Constantly research capabilities of current and new disruptive solutions on the market and make recommendations to security leadership.

  • Formally develop security team standards, policies, procedures and processes.

  • Possess a DevOps focus across technology and security architecture, automation, integration and distribution.

  • Partner, coach and functionally lead IT, engineering, development and business teams.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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:

  • At least 5 to 8+ years’ experience in cybersecurity, including compliance and risk management with a background in system, application and network security engineering.

  • Experience in cloud (AWS or Microsoft Azure) computing technologies, including software-, infrastructure and platform-as-a-service, as well as public, private and hybrid environments.

  • Extensive knowledge of traditional security controls and technologies including: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), public key infrastructure (PKI), identity and access management (IDAM) systems, antivirus and firewalls, in addition to newer offerings such as endpoint detection and response (EDR), threat intelligence platforms, data loss prevention (DLP), security automation and orchestration, deception technologies and application controls.

  • DevOps background with experience in compliance obligations.

  • Experience with one or more of the following: ISO 27001, NIST, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Center for Internet Security (CIS) standards or Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information assurance, MIS or related field, or equivalent.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellence in communicating business risk from cybersecurity issues.

  • Experience driving measurable improvement in monitoring and response capabilities at scale.

  • Record of accomplishment of acting with integrity, taking pride in work, seeking to excel, being curious and adaptable, and communicating effectively.

  • Proficient with scripting in Python, JavaScript, PowerShell, PHP or Ruby.

  • Working knowledge of Windows, Linux and Unix.

  • Familiarity with state privacy laws.

  • Ability to think strategically and tactically, with effective decision-making skills.

  • Experience with purple teaming (red and blue) to train, identify and remediate issues cohesively.

  • Highly trustworthy; leads by example.

Preferences:

  • CISSP, CISM and/or SANS certification a plus.

  • Cloud security certifications

  • MIS or related field, or equivalent.

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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