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SVP, Data Technology Lead

Location: South Carolina

Job ID: R-027729



LPL is an entrepreneurial, transformative financial services company, driving growth and exciting possibilities for our clients, their customers, and our own people. This is where you can dream up new ideas for financial services, deliver solutions on modern platforms, and leverage digital-first technologies – all as we become a cloud-based technology organization. Join us and discover everything you can touch with the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer firm and a Fortune 500 company.

  • Full Time
  • Level: SVP

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  • Self-starter
  • Collaborative
  • Curious
  • Team player

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  • Maternity & Paternity Leave

  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description



Job ID R-027729 Date posted 01/13/2023

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.

We are looking to hire a SVP, Data Technology Lead,one of the key technology management roles in the Data Technology organization under the direction of the EVP, Data CIO. This position will lead a number of large teams of technologists and analysts to design, develop and implement strategies and roadmaps for modernizing LPL’s data platforms. This includes cutting edge roll-out of the Data Foundation, an event-driven, green-field architecture on the AWS Cloud. In parallel, the role will lead a wide range of other strategic initiatives to extend and remediate existing legacy platforms by leveraging existing capabilities and implementing new data platforms.  This position will involve collaboration with Business Partners, Architects, Quality Assurance, Release Management, Product Owners and technology leads in the other 3 CIO functions to plan, design, develop and implement solutions for these needs.


  • Provide leadership and guidance to technology teams based on business objectives and the strategic direction for Data Technology.

  • Engage in design, architecture and scope discussions across a wide range of strategic initiatives to agree the solution and delivery approach.

  • Work with stakeholders and your Data Technology platforms to agree the budget, skills and duration required to implement the agreed scope, and balance off demands across multiple strategic initiatives.

  • Lead requirement analysis and design discussions with users, technical and business stakeholders and monitor all agile ceremonies with teams.

  • Lead multiple Agile teams across business-driven demand and strategic architectural decisions.

  • Collaborate with other development teams, enterprise architecture and support teams to design, develop, test and maintain on premises/cloud platforms.

  • Creates best practices for team members to follow to meet key objectives of the technology platform.

  • Provide thought leadership and decisions on our target technology platforms in the Cloud and ensure that the architecture, DevOps, support model and security standards are in place to provide a resilient and high performing platform.

  • Build new or extend data platform components as part of the LPL Enterprise Data Platform.

  • Define and Develop new AWS cloud based data ingestion platform based on requirements gathering. Development includes unit testing and may involve using one or multiple tools.

  • Ensure the quality of developed and delivered applications. Create and document unit test scripts. May review scripts prepared by other application developers. Assist in the processing of test scripts. Ensure proper change control procedures are followed.

  • Assist with conceptual design and rough order of magnitude (ROM) level of effort estimations.


  • Technology Lead with 8+ years of experience in designing and implementing complex systems within a Financial Services, or similarly complex environment.

  • 5+ years of experience with Cloud Infrastructure, preferably AWS.

  • 6+ years as a hands-on Data Engineer utilizing common ETL tools like Informatica, Talend or similar.

  • 5+ years of experience with on premise and cloud based data integration tools and techniques as well as transforming legacy monolithic applications to a scalable and resilient architecture.

  • Experience with cloud data lake and warehouse technologies.

  • Experience developing applications using AWS Lambda/Glue/AirFlow/Teraform and other AWS native technologies.

  • Experience with Snowflake and Aurora PostgreSQL.

  • Experience with design and implementation of DevOps and CI/CD tools.

  • Excellent understanding of IT architecture.

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

  • Proficiency with at least one Object Oriented language (e.g. Java, Python, Ruby).

  • Highly proficient in SQL and knowledgeable about data acquisition, ingestion and processing concepts.

  • Product management expertise within an agile delivery framework.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Pay Range:


The salary range is dependent on a number of factors, including the applicant’s skill, experience, and work location.

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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