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AVP Tech Lead, Software Engineer

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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!

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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:

The Tech Lead, Software Engineer will be well versed in digital-native cloud technologies and will lead the design, development, and implementation of complex systems and solutions. This individual will work cross functionally to ensure engineers can successfully implement technology solutions following Enterprise Technology standards using Agile practices.


  • Be the technical leader supporting an Agile Product Development team to deliver high quality technology solutions built with cloud native technologies and modern methods

  • Deliver high level quality as it relates to all aspects of software engineering (continuous integration, code quality, test driven development, adherence to target architecture, etc.)

  • Design and develop core services and components with expertise in service-oriented, event-driven, and microservices architecture

  • Design and implement n-tiered applications that perform across all quality requirements including but not limited to Reliability, Scalability, TCO, Supportability, etc.

  • Implement Enterprise Technology reference architectures, design patterns, and coding best practices

  • Support all team members to have the environment, permissions and tools necessary to execute with velocity

  • Collaborate with other Development teams, Architecture and Support teams to design, and maintain the various platforms and their integration with other systems

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, optimize and enhance existing systems

  • Work collaboratively with QA, DevOps teams to adopt CI/CD tool chain and develop automation

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 Full Stack Development experience utilizing .NET / .NET Core technologies, Angular, JavaScript, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Dynamo DB.

  • 3+ years of development in event-driven architecture utilizing technologies such as Kafka, Solace, or SQS.

  • 3+ years of senior software development team experience demonstrating the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage team responsibilities in order to meet deadlines and deliver quality technology solutions.

  • 2+ years of experience with AWS software development using Amazon Web Services (AWS) with demonstrated technical understanding of the architectures, patterns, and techniques used to build modern SaaS applications and platforms

  • 2+ years of technical leadership of product delivery teams

Core 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.

  • Communication: Demonstrates the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to target audiences ranging from the board to individual contributors.

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


  • Web/service development experience using .NET Core Web API, Swagger

  • Front-end development experience using Angular, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3

  • Middle-tier development experience using Kafka, SQS, or Solace

  • Monitoring and Observability experience using ELK stack, Solarwinds, Dynatrace, or similar tools

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, API Gateway, and Lambda Authorizer

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.