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VP - Vulnerability Management

Job ID: R-017453 Date posted: 10/13/2021 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:

This role sets the strategic direction for overall enterprise vulnerability management capability that support a highly dynamic, fast-paced and diverse company. In this role you will manage our Application Security (DevSecOps) to include the automation of the application security testing toolchain, Infrastructure Vulnerability Management and Red Team functions, with a focus on designing a scalable approach to service delivery in support of the organization’s hyper growth. As a strategic leader, you will have direct responsibility for three functions Application Security (DevSecOps), Infrastructure Vulnerability Management and Red Team. You will report to the Chief Information Security Officer. Key to your success is blending business insight with the vision to deliver security services that support the hyper-growth nature of LPL while guarding its assets, people, and processes from a range of threat actors.

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.


  • Design and implement a comprehensive strategy to deliver continuous improvements on our infrastructure and systems security posture

  • Inform and oversee the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy for offensive security

  • Partner cross-functionally with key business partners to influence and ensure alignment and support

  • Align and collaborate with fellow leaders of our Information Security team on a strategy to support their functions with technical solutions and expertise

  • Develop, mentor, and lead a high-performing staff of information security experts


  • 5-7+ years of progressive security leadership and management experience in multi-disciplinary environments

  • Demonstrable experience managing an enterprise vulnerability management function in an organization with focus on cloud enablement

  • Experience leading an advanced threat and vulnerability management capability

  • Demonstrable track record as an influential leader

  • Practical security engineering background, with expert level knowledge of infrastructure security concepts including networking devices, identity services, web application security, encryption, penetration/vulnerability tools and endpoint security

  • B.A./B.S or equivalent work experience

Core Competencies:

  • Ability to evolve security strategy based on research, data, business direction, and industry trends

  • Solid understanding of data protection policies, standards and products, privacy rules and regulations

  • Experience partnering with members of the security community

  • Maintain hyper-current knowledge of threat landscape, attacker techniques and mitigations

  • Demonstrable track record of delivering security solutions within tight time frames, in collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups and contending priorities

  • Strategic, but also hands-on

  • Use a data driven approach to drive security posture improvements and influence decision making

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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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