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Sr Vulnerability Management Engineer, Info Security


Job ID: R-024815



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: Mid

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  • 401(k) & ESPP

  • Professional Development

  • Flexibility

  • Health & Wellness Programs

  • Agile Environment and Collaboration

Job Description



Job ID R-024815 Date posted 10/11/2022

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:

LPL Financial is in search of a SrVulnerability Management Engineer who is capable of maintaining and maturing the existing Infrastructure Vulnerability Management program at LPL.

As a member of the Information Security organization, the Sr Vulnerability Management Engineer plays a key role in securing systems built and/or used by LPL Financial. A successful candidate can expect to work closely with infrastructure, engineering, and application teams, as well as third party vendors to ensure that vulnerability management tools are effectively maintained and leveraged throughout the environment.  The Sr Vulnerability Engineer is also expected to identify solutions for common security problems while participating in a broader Information Security team focused on building relationships with engineers throughout the organization. This role will be expected to execute complex projects with minimal oversight.


  • Perform as a vulnerability management SME in one or more of the following areas: Microsoft platform (Server, workstation, applications), Open Systems platforms (Linux, UNIX, VM Ware ESX), virtualization platforms (e.g. Citrix), Networking, Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, IMS), and Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google).

  • Track open vulnerabilities from identification to resolution, following up with remediation owners as necessary

  • Configure, implement, and monitor scans to assess compliance against established baseline and industry best practices

  • Design and maintain custom developed vulnerability platform reports to show information regarding remediation status, open vulnerabilities, or scan authentication status

  • Be able to successfully partner with other security and IT professionals to assess potential impact from vulnerabilities specific to LPL Financials environment, and determine and implement mitigating controls.

  • Identify and recommend appropriate measures to IT stakeholders to manage and remediate vulnerabilities and reduce potential impacts on information resources to a level acceptable to the senior management of the company.

  • Build strong partnerships with technical teams to promote best practices for managing vulnerabilities in an agile manner and within cloud solutions.

  • Participate in operational incident investigations to diagnose and troubleshoot potential vulnerability management tool impacts

  • Perform manual testing of vulnerabilities and exploits leveraging tools such as Metasploit, NMAP, and BurpSuite to identify false positives, validate security defenses and identify risk areas

  • Understands vulnerability exploitation techniques and stays up to date on the latest vulnerabilities and exploits

  • Assist with the management and maintenance of vulnerability management platforms/tools, including troubleshooting and resolving technical/functional issues and ensuring successful platform operations

  • Escalates issues to vendor support contacts when necessary to resolve identified issues

  • Be a champion for vulnerability management and information security including broadening awareness and use of the team’s services, education of security best practices and integration with other business areas.

  • Develop and improve KPIs, metrics, and trending for vulnerability management functions.

  • Participate and lead new projects as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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 equivalent in Information Security, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field

  • 2+ years of vulnerability management experience

  • 5+ years of experience in information security field within a large enterprise environment

Core Competencies:

  • Familiar with industry standard security best practices and vulnerability management processes including compliance reporting.

  • Prior experience performing technical support of security solutions

  • Prior experience with security tools (e.g. Rapid 7 InsightVM, Qualys, Openvas, Kali Linux, NMAP, BurpSuite, etc.) is highly desirable

  • Familiar with Cloud Environments such as AWS, Azure, and Google

  • Prior experience working with configuration baseline standards such as CIS and NIST controls

  • Prior experience in developing scripts to automate tasks and working with APIs and integrating security tools with other platforms


  • Experience at a financial services/technology company or in a regulated industry.

  • Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders at all levels of the organization.


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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