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VP, Technology - Innovation Lab

Job ID: R-013452 Date posted: 04/19/2021 Primary Location USA-Remote

Company Description

LPL Financial is one of the nation's leading financial services companies and a publicly traded company under ticker symbol LPLA.

We support over 18,000 financial professionals—including over 14,000 independent advisors, more than 700 financial institutions, and over 4,000 institutional clearing and technology subscribers. We enable advisors to focus on their clients by reducing the complexity of running their practice and we support their business by offering enabling technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research. At LPL, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients. And Technology is at the center of our mission.

Position Summary

Are you passionate about fintech innovation and extending financial guidance to more people? Are you interested in building new products from scratch and scale it? Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful products? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

What will you do?

You will work under the direction of Innovation R&D lab and partner with LPL Labs for business strategy and drive the teams towards an MVP and then work with LPL technology framework to take it to production. You will have responsibility for leading new venture products providing technical leadership to other team members. You will be well versed in digital-native cloud technologies and have experience with technologies including ASP.Net, C#, Angular, jQuery, and MS SQL Server. You will be guiding a high velocity, multi-functional development team focused on green-field technology platforms.  Activities will include daily oversight of development and enhancement of a series of prototypes to test design concepts for target state capabilities, then using feedback to refine and progress towards a scalable platform development.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement n-tiered applications

  • Manage technical development teams and  work with Product Owners and Product Managers to translate business problem statements into technical solutions, then help to plan Sprints that deliver quality results

  • Able to quickly access and size MVP for a new product venture.

  • Communicate with technical and non-technical groups on a regular basis as part of product/project support

  • Design and develop core services and components with expertise in service-oriented architecture

  • Design patterns and coding best practices

  • Assist in technical assessment of risks and issues, and document recommendations

  • Coordinate solution design with leaders from Architecture, Data, Infrastructure, and Business to optimize speed to market and achieve prioritized business outcomes.

  • Once production build commences, coach the team in developing appropriate technical documentation in accordance with SDLC guidelines

  • Stay informed of current and future technological trends and developments

Qualifications

  • 4+ Years of demonstrated development team leadership

  • 8+ Years experience within a combination of .NET, Angular and JavaScript, SQL Server, AWS (container and sever-less), Git, Visual Studio and/or front end technologies including CSS, Semantic HTML and Responsive Design.

  • Advanced understanding of cloud technology, with specific emphasis on AWS’ serverless and cognitive services.

  • Several years of hands-on experience designing and implementing public cloud solutions.

  • Several years of hands-on experience in cloud-scale application architecture and design using modern frameworks like node.js, Loopback.js, Python, Go, etc.

  • Experience working in a startup or a lab environment

  • Excellent knowledge of OOP concepts, data modeling design patterns/frameworks

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Knowledge in designing, refactoring, and unit testing

  • Experience with Agile development process

  • Preferred hands-on experience with MuleSoft, and/or other API Management tools

  • Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English including the ability to provide clear, constructive feedback to team members

  • Proficient product planning skills, including the ability to organize, prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines in an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities

Critical Competencies

Critical Thinking: Formulating workable solutions to complex challenges; logically deliberating on courses of action by examining and challenging assumptions, discerning hidden value, objectively evaluating evidence, and assessing conclusions.

Emotional Intelligence: Leveraging high levels of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management, capacity to manage behavior, navigate social complexities and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.

Innovation: Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different/novel ways to deal with work problems/opportunities.

Managing Complexity: Understanding and managing the complexity associated with integrating digital touch points into the advisor and client journeys.

Operational Excellence: Driving efficiency (both TTM and ROI) into product development efforts through strong communication with IT and strong demand management.

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 @lpl.com 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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