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AVP, Quality Engineering Manager - Data

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Quality Assurance
San Diego, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2023

Does Transformation, Quality, Shift left, Modernization, and Innovation inspire you? Join the LPL family and help us improve Quality and modernize our products -- creating flexible, scalable, personalized experiences with quality for our advisors and their clients. We are a team that values diverse and big thinking and rewards both behaviors and delivery. Excited to learn more? Come be a part of LPL's modernization strategy and extraordinary growth!

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:

We are seeking a seasoned professional with a strong focus on data quality engineering to lead our data quality engineering efforts across the organization. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in AWS, Snowflake, data pipelines, and other related technologies, as well as a proven track record in leading data quality efforts and managing teams of data engineers.


  • Lead the data quality engineering team and drive the overall data quality strategy

  • Develop and implement data quality plans for data warehousing, ETL, data pipelines, and data governance Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including development, architecture, and operations to identify and resolve data quality issues across the entire data pipeline, from ingestion to consumption.

  • Develop and maintain data quality infrastructure and tools for CI/CD processes and data pipelines

  • Analyze and report on data quality metrics, identifying areas for improvement

  • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in data management and engineering

  • Mentor and train team members on data engineering, data quality techniques, and best practices

  • Represent the data quality team in executive meetings and provide progress updates

  • Manage the data quality engineering budget and resources

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 in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field

  • 8+ years of experience in data engineering and data quality, with at least 5 years in a management role

  • Strong technical background in data warehousing, ETL, data pipelines, and data governance

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills

  • Experience in working with Star Schema, ODS, multi-dimensional models, and slowly changing dimensions

  • Familiarity with ETL frameworks, Change Data capture, DataMart, and Data models.


  • Experience with data quality tools and methods

  • Proficiency in data technologies such as Python, Spark, PySpark, Snowflake, Redshift, MapR, DynamoDB, Postgres, SQL Server, FiveTran, DBT, Kafka, Tableau, OBIEE and AWS Gateway

  • Strong experience with AWS (Glue, Eventbridge, Databrew, Airflow etc)

  • Strong experience in implementing CI/CD practices in data engineering projects

Pay Range:


Actual base salary varies based on factors, including but not limited to, relevant skill, prior experience, education, base salary of internal peers, demonstrated performance, and geographic location. Additionally, LPL Total Rewards package is highly competitive, designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play – such as 401K matching, health benefits, employee stock options, paid time off, volunteer time off, and more. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that LPL has to offer!

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.