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VP, Technology

Job ID: R-014932 Date posted: 08/30/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , 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 (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:

At LPL Financial we consider it our mission to take care of our advisors so they can take care of their client.  Joining as an Vice President, Advisory Flexibility team, which is within the Technology business unit, you will be responsible for planning, directing projects to help design, build and maintain the sustainable, scalable capabilities that support delivery of the highest standards of software products and processes.  This role will also include responsibility for leading special projects to drive more quality, scope, and scale in the offering and provide technical leadership to other team members.


  • Provide leadership and guidance to technology teams based on business objective and strategic direction in Proposal Generation tool and Risk Scoring.

  • Collaborate with other development teams, enterprise architecture and support teams to design, develop, test and maintain the various platforms and their integration with other systems.

  • Lead requirement analysis and design discussions with users, technical and business stakeholders and monitor all agile ceremonies with teams.

  • Partner with various stakeholder teams across business units to develop positive relationships at all levels.

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

  • Working with operations, technology, and executive teams, to translate business strategy into technology strategy supported by ROI analysis and strong product and project management.

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

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.


  • Tech lead with 8+ years of experience in designing and implementing complex systems in RIA and Bank Trust domain, managing people and projects, including developing solutions from scratch.

  • 5+ years of experience with Cloud Infrastructure, preferably AWS.

  • Excellent understanding of IT infrastructure.  Able to setup and manage multiple architectures in the cloud including VMs, Docker, Containers, Serverless, Lambda, in a secure fashion.

  • Full stack developer with 10+ years of experience designing web/service oriented applications using .Net and SQL server databases

  • Financial Services experience

  • Development experience with REST, SOAP based services

  • Understanding of SOA principles and design patterns

  • Understanding of relational and non-relational databases.

  • Understanding of system integration. Track record of implementing the distributed systems with legacy and modern technical tools.

Core Competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of RIA and Bank Trust business domain and experience in developing systems on those domain is an absolute necessity.

  •  Extensive web/service development experience with the following technologies: Cloud solutions experience with AWS, Azure, Containers, Java, Server less, Lambda, MYSQL, Node, MVC, Angular

    • Capable of effectively planning, prioritizing and executing tasks utilizing resources and tools

    • Experience working with AWS Cloud, .Net Core and open source technologies.

    • Experience working with SQL Server databases.

    • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines.

    • Experience working on Angular based front end applications is a plus.  


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both technical and non-technical.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes.

  • Cloud Architecture certification preferred.

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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