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Sr. Analyst, Program Development

Job ID: R-024259 Date posted: 08/09/2022 Primary Location CA-San Diego Other Locations SC-Fort Mill , CA-Remote

Are you a team player with a growth mindset? 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 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:

The Sr. Analyst, Program Development will be part of an innovative entrepreneurial, high-performing team that is leading the evolution of LPL’s development of new and existing advisor business lines and our institutional partnerships within the Business Development organization. The Sr. Analyst will support the program development team responsible for driving the management and execution of our end-to-end Advisor and Institution Platforms. The role will work closely with our strategic Business Model Owners, Product & Platform Strategy teams, CARE (operations and services), Legal/Risk teams, Technology teams, and other cross-company departments as well as external partners. The individual will play a critical role in enabling our advisors and institutions to operate, engage, grow, and thrive in a manner that is superior to alternative platforms.


  • Ensure an exemplary advisor and institutional experience within our business models and partnership options by coordinating with internal partners through discussion, demonstration, and leading by example to meet and exceed advisor expectations

  • Assist in Product/Program Development activities via Agile Practices as a liaison between multiple LPL Business Units and technology to ensure all Business Requirements are accurately documented and tracked/reporting in a timely and efficient matter

  • Responsible for maintaining a centralized program development dashboard to help streamline the way in which we provide status and track deliverables across active engagements

  • Build strong relationships and collaborate with internal team members and business partners to strategize and develop innovative solutions for an industry-leading adviser and institution experience

  • Provide analysis and project management on a variety of strategic initiatives impacting Affiliation Models and assist in creating and implementing best practices for project implementation and reporting via PowerPoint, Excel, BOX, Smartsheet, Jira, Leankit, Confluence, etc

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability when supporting multiple workflows and manual processes

  • Track the major pain points across business models and ensure progress is being made toward future solutions via tech development and/or policy changes

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who have an entrepreneurial spirit with product owner and/or product manager background. 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.


  • Bachelor's degree or additional equivalent experience; Advanced degree preferred (ideally related to Project Management, Business, or Finance)

  • 3+ years of experience related to analysis, project coordination/management, or business process development

  • Agile experience including system and product owner/manager role experience with JIRA, Confluence

  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize  / monitor workload to meet project deadlines, and collaborate across multiple business units

  • Experience working on a project team and meeting project timelines while managing competing priorities

Core Competencies:

  • An entrepreneurial drive and a do-what-it-takes attitude, grounded in tangible results to improve the advisor experience

  • Superior analytical skills with an ability to identify relevant data and ability to evaluate business opportunities within the context of a larger organization

  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize workload in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Able to handle competing priorities in a fast-paced, high-profile, and rapidly evolving environment


  • Experience MS Office suite, with a particular proficiency with PowerPoint required. Advanced excel skills highly preferred

  • Must be able to learn quickly to develop a sound understanding of LPL Products and Processes

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with keen attention to detail is required

  • Exceptional communication, including strong oral and writing skills as well as strong attention to detail

  • Must demonstrate a professional demeanor when corresponding with internal and external partners

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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