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AVP , Technology (AWS Lead)

Job ID: R-017679 Date posted: 09/22/2021 Primary Location MD-Remote

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 a AVP Technology, 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, processes.  

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and participate in activities which drive the design and development of high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems, delivering high-availability and performance.

  • Work with Product Owners and Product Managers to translate business problem statements into technical solutions, then help to plan Sprints that deliver quality demonstrations.

  • 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

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.

Requirements:

  • 4+ Years of development tech/team leadership experience

  • 15+ Years of experience working with C# and related Microsoft tech stack.

  • Experience in designing and building distributed and disconnected enterprise systems.

  • Knowledge in designing backend systems using micro services.

  • Hands-on knowledge on working with relational and non-relational databases.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

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

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

Preferences:

  • Hands on experience building system with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Hands on experience using Docker and Kubernetes.

  • Hands on experience using Kafka.

  • Experience working with Azure DevOps and GIT. 

  • Using search, index, and Distribute Caching tools such as Coherence and Apache Solr.

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 @lplfinancial.com 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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