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Job ID R-025045 Date posted 08/17/2022 Primary Location USA-Remote Other Locations TX-Austin , SC-Fort Mill , CA-San Diego

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:

Joining as a VP, Software Development Manager, you will be responsible for planning, directing projects to help design, build and maintain sustainable, scalable solutions and high velocity, multi-functional development teams focused on delivering Advisory solutions.


  • Lead agile multiple development teams, practicing servant leadership and promoting talent development for successful product delivery via program increments maintaining highest quality.

  • Design technical solutions based on business requirements and strategic direction.

  • Develop technology roadmaps, plans and metrics (Story points, say-do ratios, Epic value added, etc.)  that communicate progress, risks, and approach to execution that support continuous learning and improved outcomes. 

  • Build and enhance Model based Trading Platforms for our advisors, supporting various asset classes like Mutual Funds, Equities, SMAs, Fixed Income, etc.

  • Provide technical and functional thought leadership across domains.

  • Comfortable in leading multiple efforts, adapting to shifting priorities, demands and timelines in a fast-paced environment.

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.


  • 10+ years of professional software development experience in a diverse set of technology disciplines.

  • 5+ years in a technical team leadership capacity

  • 3+ years of experience building cloud-native solutions on AWS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or a related field

Core Competencies:

  • Capable of effectively planning, prioritizing, and executing tasks utilizing resources and tools.

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

  • To know - how in help teams navigate the complexities of development and migration, aligning technology outcomes to business needs.

  • Able to communicate with confidence and provide solutions effectively for a varied audience of stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Rounded experience in various technology and tools - including .NET, C#, Angular, JSON and REST services, SQL Server, Jira & Confluence.

  • Understanding of financial advisory products such as Unified Managed Account (UMA), separately managed accounts (SMA), model-based trading, rebalancing, and integration with trading platforms.


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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