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VP, Technology

Job ID: R-018916 Date posted: 11/17/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations TX-Austin , CA-San Diego

LPL Technology is seeking a VP of Engineering/Software Development for owning end to end solutions delivery for a high-profile and complex digital platform. This is a strategic leadership role reporting to the SVP of Technology.

Are you a highly motivated professional that thrives on working with innovative and cutting-edge technology with a passion for building and leading engineering teams? If so, this is 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 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:

This role will provide technical leadership partnering with Business and Product teams for implementing a digital platform that streamlines, accelerates, and delights prospects during business-as-usual and large event transitions (M&As) in their journey to becoming LPL advisors.


  • Experience leading multiple development teams across various value streams providing nurturing leadership and talent development efforts for successful project delivery, application, and platform support.

  • Build cross-functional rapport with other leaders in the tech and prod organizations for help navigating through dependencies, risk mitigation or triaging issues to resolution.

  • Have a deep, hands-on understanding of cloud architecture and design, with an emphasis on secure, distributed hybrid cloud platforms.

  • Very strong understanding of enterprise integration patterns, with an emphasis on distributed, asynchronous highly available and failsafe transactions

  • Have a deep understanding of API design, the difference between platform design and application design, and the tooling to create modern, public-facing monetized APIs.

  • Strong Object-oriented Principles in a common OOP language such as Java, .Net, Python, or Ruby. Capable of coding when required. Stand up proof of concept projects is a regular activity.

  • The ability to partner, influence and shape technology modernization decisions and outcomes throughout the enterprise.

  • Understanding of SecDevOps practices and tooling, with an emphasis on implementing continuous deliver within a highly regulated environment.

  • Ability to drive solutions across multiple aspects and considered a SME, including UI/UX through to backend platforms and integrations to other platforms.

  • Contribute to the development lifecycle, including platform/system and database architecture, and QA processes in a scaled Agile framework (SAFe) methodology.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with executive presence.

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators and people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and can execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.


  • 15+ years of professional SDLC experience in a diverse set of technology disciplines.

  • 10+ years in a technical management capacity for a large, distributed group in an enterprise with a high performing technical team.

  • 10+ years of financial services/brokerage firm experience (highly desirable).

  • 2+ years working with and managing remote teams (onshore & offshore) including vendor relationships.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.

Core Competencies:

  • Broad background on a variety of technologies, including:

    • Angular JS

    • BPM

    • CRM (Salesforce, Dynamics, etc.)

    • Case Management (ServiceNow, Dynamics, etc.)

    • Java/C++

    • MuleSoft

    • Microsoft SQL

    • Jira & Confluence


  • Professional Architect certification of AWS and/or Azure is highly desirable.

  • Recruiting and onboarding of Financial Advisors.

  • Application architecture and solution design.

  • UI/UX design and development.

  • Aha, Miro & Smartsheet.

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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