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AVP, Technical Product Management

Job ID: R-022199 Date posted: 04/19/2022 Primary Location IL-Remote Other Locations CA-Remote

Are you ready to accelerate your career in Financial Technology Software management? Are you a project manager seeking the opportunity to work with a highly engaged team of software developers building product for the future of wealth management? 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!

Blaze Portfolio develops a cloud-based tax-optimized portfolio rebalancing and scalable trade order management system for wealth managers, investment advisors, multi-family offices, digital advisors and industry partners.

Blaze Portfolio Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial. We are a focused group of developers, and support personnel with the agility and personality of a FinTech startup and the resources of a large financial services provider.

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:

BlazePortfolio is seeking an exceptional technical product manager who can manage the development process and drive the evolution of our mission critical product. The candidate will manage the product backlog for our distributed web application, lead the agile practice and supervise all rituals, documentation and reporting for multiple projects relating to the Blaze Portfolio platform.


  • Manage product backlog

  • Run all SCRUM rituals

  • Manage Jira for multiple projects

  • Provide single point of contact for product stakeholders

  • Supervise release acceptance process

  • Other technical and management 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.


  • 2+  years of experience in SCRUM product ownership role

  • 2+ years of Jira experience

  • 3+ years of project management experience, using agile techniques such as SCRUM and KANBAN

Core Competencies:

  • Product ownership

  • Project management

  • Software development


  • SCRUM certification

  • Engineering or Mathematics degree, preferred

  • Industry experience in financial, investment or trading  

  • QA management

  • Experience with Atlassian tools

  • ASP.Net software project 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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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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