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Principal Enterprise Architect – Event Architecture

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Job ID R-024759 Date posted 08/08/2022 Primary Location SC-Remote Other Locations CA-Remote , TX-Remote , CA-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!

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role 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 Principal Architect, Event Architecture is a critical member of the Cloud & Integration Architecture team and is responsible for defining patterns, tooling and standards for LPL’s event-based architecture. Working with and alongside multiple scrum teams across the firm, you will play a vital role in event/reactive/streaming architecture solutions that enable a modern enterprise. As an ambassador of Cloud and Integration Architecture, you will obsessively pursue making The Right Way The Easy Way for LPL teams to build safe, secure and compliant technology solutions.


  • Showcase your growth mindset by seeking to understand our delivery teams’ business challenges first and then designing a solution that best achieves the end goal prioritizing LPL’s Architecture Principles.

  • Bring people together by acting as a bridge between our Kafka operations teams, our shared services teams such as DevOps, and our delivery teams. Share up-to-date insights on the latest Kafka-based solutions, formulate creative approaches to address business challenges, present and host workshops with senior leaders, and translate technical jargon into layman's language and vice versa.

  • Challenge delivery teams by using your skills, insight, and experience to help our development community see what it takes to do the right things versus simply doing things most expediently. Respectfully challenge their beliefs with well-researched, tailored insights to spotlight innovative ways of generating solutions that maximize outcomes. Identify why the fastest way wasn’t the right way, and own driving that change.

  • Create an excellent experience for our developers and internal stakeholders with adaptable communications skills that foster a collaborative environment. Document the agreed-upon solution through well-written, thoughtful, and living artifacts that demonstrate maturity, wisdom, and professionalism.

  • Partner with Confluent and internal teams to help developers navigate their journey to Kafka with a focus on driving our digital transformation. This includes envisioning, end-state solution design, interim milestones, and solution cost estimation.

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.


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher, or the equivalent one-year-for-one-year experience.

  • 8+ years of relevant industry experience; at least 3 years in a Kafka architect or development capacity.

  • Industry certification, or you are experienced and knowledgeable enough that people assume you have one.

Core Competencies:

  • Deep, hands-on technical skill-set with Kafka and the Kafka ecosystem.

  • In-depth knowledge of design patterns and how to apply them in a reactive architecture. Learner and a quick study, always curious about new technologies and how they impact LPL and our clients’ businesses.

  • Possess a knack for guiding people to the right solution while making them feel it was their decision all along.

  • Courageous leader who brings your whole self to work, ready to tackle tough conversations, and willing to be vulnerable and lean in on others.

  • Ability to speak with authority and confidence and whiteboard your solutions effectively for a varied audience of stakeholders.

  • Confident in working with our delivery teams to properly identify level of effort and cost estimations.

  • You make people feel heard and important regardless of their rank through your inclusive communication skills, whether written or verbal.

  • You understand what event patterns to apply to a problem set without being trapped by technical dogma.




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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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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