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AVP, Cloud Data Lead

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Austin, TX, USA · Texas, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, August 4, 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!

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 currently looking to hire a Cloud Data Engineer (AVP) within the Data Technology organization, which is part of LPL’s Technology organization. This position is involved in all stages of cloud development, implementation, and management, and delivers data integration projects across a wide variety of systems in support of business functions and processes. This role is for a technology leader in the data domain, working closely with design authorities, architects, security and agile teams to help drive development of a new modern state of the art data platform for LPL.


  • Develop scalable and maintainable data integrations on AWS platform using native services
  • Lead an Agile team and drive focused delivery of modern scalable and resilient data solutions
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, Infrastructure, and Information Security teams
  • Be aware of and adhere to industry standards and methodologies for software development
  • Write automated test cases to ensure the correctness, responsiveness, and efficiency of the software product
  • Train and provide feedback to team members on standards, design patterns, architectural patterns and frameworks for services and integrations
  • Facilitate proper maintenance of technical documentation that foster reusing and refactoring of code

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 and/or relevant experience in IT-related software development or support

  • 4+ years of experience with key AWS Services, including API Gateway, EventBridge, Glue, Lambda, Kafka, Kinesis, EMR, S3, Dynamo, RedShift

  • Expert knowledge in Spark processing using Scala or Python

  • Experience with storage formats like parquet files, OCR, No-SQL databases

  • Experience with streaming data frameworks and tools (Kafka, Confluent Kafka, Kinesis)


  • Knowledge of AWS Cloud Data Ingestion Patterns and Practices

  • Experience with DevOps toolchain that enables CI/CD pipeline (e.g., Gitlab, Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, Puppet, Jenkins, TeamCity, Octopus, Puppet)

  • Experience with design and development of AWS services with high performance and scalability (e.g., Analytics, Integration, Compute, Container, Content Delivery, Storage)

  • Experience with development against non-relational database (e.g., key-value store, columnar store, graph database)

  • Experience with Agile Methodologies: Scrum/Kanban

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Curious and passionate about data & analytics

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.