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Senior Varicent Developer

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA · Texas, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, August 11, 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!

Excited to learn more?

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 looking for a Senior Engineer - Varicent Developer with working knowledge of Varicent development to join the Client Compensation Group.

As the Senior Varicent Developer, you’ll be a Varicent subject matter expert who will be directly accountable for translating sales compensation management requirements into Varicent calculations and report deliverables.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop/Enhance compensation solutions using Varicent for various incentive plans.

  • Strong hands-on Experience in Varicent Version 10.

  • Create and implement elegantly coded and effectively tuned solutions that enable high performance and ease of maintenance.

  • Optimize queries and reports utilized within the platform.

  • Build, maintain, and extend data models within the Varicent Incentive Compensation Management platform.

  • Create and troubleshoot Presenter and Presenter Adaptive reports.

  • Good hands-on experience on Workflow and Webforms.

  • Collaborate with product owners and business stakeholders to gain a working understanding of business requirements and operational processes.

  • Support the investigation and troubleshooting of complex business issues.

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 or information technology

  • 7+ years of development and/or implementation experience using modern technologies.

  • 6+ years’ development experience implementing Varicent ICM modules (e.g.: Composer, Portal Access, Task Manager, QueryTool, and Presenter)

  • 2+ Years’ experience with building import (intra-model & query function) processes, workflow processes, calculation logic, reports, and web forms

  • 2+ years creating controls and documentation including technical specifications, estimation documents, and architectural documents.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Experience working cross-functionally with engineering and business teams

  • Knowledge of ETL concepts and large-volume data handling between systems

  • Knowledge of mathematical calculations to summarize and aggregate large volumes of data.


  • Working knowledge of BI / Reporting Tools (i.e., Tableau, Power BI, MicroStrategy)

  • Ability to quickly dissect and fix issues in existing Varicent calculations and configurations.

  • Code proficiency in one or more modern programming languages (Python, Perl, Java, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of design tools such as Visio, Lucid chart

  • Experience with DevOps processes including version control, Release Management and CI/CD (e.g. GitHub, TeamCity, Octopus, Jenkins)

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.