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VP, Cloud Engineering Build Manager

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 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:

Seeking a seasoned Cloud Engineering Manager for LPL’s Delivery Engineering organization. This individual will possess both strong managerial aptitude as well as technical expertise and engineering skill in the area of Cloud Computing, which allows them to manage a team of subject matter experts for both Investor and Advisor themed technology as well as a lead for enabling Cloud-based solutions. This individual must be able to work in a fast-paced, start-up-like environment, assist in identifying requirements and facilitate implementations while following appropriate change control and release processes.


  • Manage a team of 5-10 Cloud Engineers

  • Facilitate the implementation of current and future LPL products that require a thorough knowledge of the technologies and capabilities of the platform.

  • Collaborate with the Automation team to continuously streamline Solution Orchestration and Configuration

  • Collaborate with Project Managers around project tasks

  • Assists with coordinating changes across multiple systems

  • Contributes to policies, procedures, and standards

  • Recommends changes/enhancements for improved systems availability, reliability, and performance.

  • Participates in the creation and maintenance of metrics around the system and institutes a process for continuous improvement.

  • Participate in application roadmap planning with stakeholders, application teams and engineering groups

  • Develop and maintain design documentation standards/templates.

  • Develop and maintain engineering process documentation standards/templates.

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 or technical institute degree/certificate or 8-10 years of equivalent work experience

  • 5+ Years managing Cloud Engineers, preferably AWS Cloud Engineers

  • 5+ Years of Experience Managing MS Windows and/or Linux Environments

  • Experience with Terraform and scripting (Python, PowerShell, YAML, etc.)

  • Experience with Kubernetes


  • 5+ Years of Experience Understanding of System/Service Monitoring

  • Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle

  • Familiar with Agile / Scrum methodology

  • Software Development Experience

  • Understanding of Identity Management, Network protocols, Firewall Rule Management, and Network Security Best Practices


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.