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Vice President, Trading Technology

Job ID: R-007231 Date posted: 10/21/2019 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-San Diego

Development Manager Trading Technology- will act as a technical lead for our advisor platform and will be responsible for supporting and enhancing this platform.


  • Design and lead solutions based on business requirements and strategic direction.
  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through technical design, code reviews and implementation of best practices, adhering to LPL’s SDLC and RM processes.
  • Collaborate with other Development teams, Enterprise Architecture and Support teams to design, develop, test and maintain the case management system and its integration with other systems.
  • Provide leadership and guide the team’s development efforts towards successful project delivery and application support.
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical groups on a regular basis as part of product/project support
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, optimize and enhance Trading Platform  applications
  • Detect and solve technology delivery issues effectively.
  • Ensure service level agreements and contingency activities are covered related to system/application availability.


  • 5+ years’ experience in a technical lead capacity for a high performing platform management and software development team
  • 10+ years of professional software development experience
  • BS or MS in a technical discipline
  • Financial services/brokerage firm experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to interface with customers to gather business needs and to present solutions
  • Capable of effectively planning, prioritizing and executing tasks utilizing resources and tools
  • Experience working with remote teams, vendors and contingent/SOW staff
  • Experience using Agile & Waterfall methodologies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Tech Lead with 7+ years of experience in implementing web projects with strong Java and Oracle experience
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Development: PL SQL, SQL, Unix Shell Scripts, C#, J2EE, Angular JavaScript, Tibco, Web Services as needed
    • Methodology: Agile, SDLC, SAFe
    • Batch processing experience is preferred.
    • Software security standards and best practices
    • Other: Understanding of concepts such as DevOps, Continuous Integration/Delivery, Test Driven Development
  • Exemplary collaboration, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Superior skill and ability in multi-tasking and appropriate prioritization
  • Ability to effectively respond to dynamically changing work environment

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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