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Job ID R-025267 Date posted 08/26/2022 Primary Location USA-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!

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:

Seeking a Senior Cloud Engineer for LPL’s Infrastructure Solutions Engineering organization.  This Engineer will possess technical expertise and engineering skill which allows her/him to be grow into a leading subject matter expert for both Investor and Advisor themed technology as well as enabling Cloud based solutions.  This individual must be able to work in a fast paced, start up like environment, assist to identify requirements and facilitate implementation, while following appropriate change control and release processes.


  • Hands-on, white glove customer service experience supporting Development and QA environments.

  • Facilitate the implementation of current and future LPL products specifically, in the form of Service Requests, Build Requests, and Change Request Tasks and Incident response.

  • Collaborate with Project Managers around project tasks

  • Assists with coordinating changes across multiple systems

  • Follow and contribute to policies, procedures, and standards

  • Collaborate with peer teams and assist with streamline Solution Orchestration and Configuration

  • Recommends changes/enhancements for improved systems availability, reliability, and performance.

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of engineering process documentation standards/templates.

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 technical institute degree/certificate or equivalent work experience.

  • 2-5 years of cloud computing experience

  • 2+ years’ Experience with Terraform

  • 2-5 Years’ Experience Managing MS Windows and/or Linux or Environments

  • 1-3 Years’ Experience with Python, PowerShell, JSON, YAML, etc.

Core Competencies:

  • Technical Project Management experience

  • 1-3 Years Software Development Experience

  • Understanding of Network protocols

  • Understanding of Firewall Rule Management

  • Understanding of Network Security Best Practices

  • Understanding of SQL Server Database build and configuration

  • Certifications are a plus (Microsoft, Redhat, Cisco, CompTIA, ect.)

  • Able to work on efforts independently and progress in a proactive fashion

  • Working knowledge of Version Control Tools

  • Understanding of Software Development Lifecycle




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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