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VP, Software Engineering Manger

Job ID: R-024244 Date posted: 07/26/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , CA-Remote

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? Are you solution-oriented and passionate about delivering results? Do you like thinking outside the box, learning new skills and problem solving? Excited to learn more? If so, 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:

The VP of Software Engineering will be well versed in digital-native cloud technologies and will oversee software engineering talent across multiple product teams.  This individual will work cross functionally to ensure engineers can successfully deliver technology solutions following Enterprise Technology standards using Agile practices.


  • Lead multiple Agile Product Development teams to deliver high quality technology solutions built with cloud native technologies and modern methods

  • Recruit, coach and manage software engineering roles across product teams

  • Ensuring a high level of performance as it relates to all aspects of software engineering (continuous integration, code quality, test driven development, adherence to target architecture, etc.)

  • Ensure all team members have the environment, permissions and tools necessary to execute with velocity

  • Monitor and manage team velocity and throughput to maximize future resources; evaluate performance breakdowns when they occur and take immediate action to improve team performance

  • Design and implement n-tiered applications that perform across all quality requirements including but not limited to Reliability, Scalability, TCO, Supportability, etc.

  • Collaborate with other Development teams, Architecture and Support teams to design, and maintain the various platforms and their integration with other systems

  • Assess opportunities for application and process improvements and prepare documentation outlining platform road map

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, optimize and enhance existing systems

  • Work collaboratively with QA, DevOps teams to adopt CI/CD tool chain and develop automation

  • Communicate with technical and non-technical groups on a regular basis as part of product/project support

  • Design and develop core services and components with expertise in service-oriented architecture

  • Implement Enterprise Technology reference architectures, design patterns, and coding best practices

  • Manage technical leads that work with Product Owners and Product Managers to translate business problem statements into technical solutions, then help to plan Sprints that deliver quality results

  • Assist in technical assessment of risks and issues, and document recommendations

  • Coordinate solution design with leaders from Architecture, Data, Infrastructure, and Business to optimize speed to market and achieve prioritized business outcomes

  • Once production build commences, coach the team in developing appropriate technical documentation in accordance with SDLC guidelines

  • Communicate with technical and non-technical groups on a regular basis as part of product support

  • Stay informed of current and future technological trends and developments

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 experience within a combination of .NET, Angular and JavaScript, SQL Server, AWS (container and sever-less), Git, Visual Studio and/or front end technologies including CSS, Semantic HTML and Responsive Design.

  • 6+ Years of software development team leadership experience demonstrating the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage team responsibilities in order to meet deadlines and deliver quality technology solutions

  • Hands-on experience with AWS software development using Amazon Web Services (AWS) with demonstrated technical understanding of the architectures, patterns, and techniques used to build modern SaaS applications and platforms

  • Excellent Communication and Coaching skills with demonstrated capacity to build consensus and empower developers to achieve independence

Core Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Formulating workable solutions to complex challenges; logically deliberating on courses of action by examining and challenging assumptions, discerning hidden value, objectively evaluating evidence, and assessing conclusions.

  • Emotional Intelligence: Leveraging high levels of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management, capacity to manage behavior, navigate social complexities and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

  • Communication: Demonstrates the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to target audiences ranging from the board to individual contributors.

  • Innovation: Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different/novel ways to deal with work problems/opportunities.

  • Managing Complexity: Understanding and managing the complexity associated with integrating digital touch points into the advisor and client journeys.

  • Operational Excellence: Driving efficiency (both TTM and ROI) into product development efforts through strong communication with IT and strong demand management.

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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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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