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Associate Java Developer

Job ID: R-006203 Date posted: 03/22/2019 Primary Location CA-San Diego

The primary role of the Associate Developer, JAVA is to develop, modify, and maintain back-end Java applications for our proposal generation platform. Performing in a team environment, this person works closely with project and quality assurance teams to deliver timely and robust solutions to clients.  

At LPL Financial you’ll build relationships with your support teams while building your career and delivering on our mission to enable our clients to focus on what they do best—create the personal, long-term relationships that are the foundation for turning life’s aspirations into financial realities.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Address software design needs primarily related to software enhancements or bugs, including review and analysis of client or technical requirements
  • With routine to general direction, research possible solutions and designs applications to meet technical requirements and optimize software functionality
  • Write code to create or modify applications
  • Perform developer-level software testing; review and analyze test results from QA team
  • Maintains documentation of case status and resolution in case management system
  • Escalate more complex issues to senior software developers when appropriate
  • Participate in team meetings and provide regular communication with internal stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of solutions
  • Adhere to compliance/risk procedures and exhibit detailed attention to policies while maintaining focus on clients’ best interest
  • Drive customer experience to high levels of satisfaction by adhering to our corporate values


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related technical field
  • At least 1 year of related work or industry experience
  • Basic working knowledge of object-oriented programming principles and languages, such as Java, C, C++, Python, or comparable
  • Experience with source control systems and experience using issue tracking software is a plus.
  • Experience performing related work in the Financial Services industry, database design, and data representation and algorithms is also a plus.
  • Motivated by the opportunity to be part of a fast moving, entrepreneurial team
  • Strong customer focus, excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and extremely organized
  • Ability to work with all levels of clients, management and employees

About LPL Financial:

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 3,700 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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