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Sr Datapower Engineer

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

South Carolina, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, September 15, 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? If so, then this could be the role 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:

This is a position for a Middleware Engineer with a focus on Datapower Development and Administration.

As a member of the Middleware Engineering team, you will be responsible for maintaining and supporting Datapower appliances, integrations, security and processes. This includes collaboration with senior engineers, business partners, technology architects, quality assurance teams and release management to plan, design, develop and implement solutions.


  • Experience on DataPower security aspects using AAA, Internal Security Enforcement, Kerberos, oAuth, SAML, JWT, Encryption and Decryption, Digital Certs, JSON Security and WS-Security etc.

  • Initialize the new appliances and configure them to network, link aggregation etc.

  • Manage and Support of DataPower appliances for all environments along with firmware and license upgrades.

  • Good Knowledge on DataPower Ops Dashboard report creation, troubleshooting, setting up the DPOD server and monitoring the DataPower appliances.

  • Good amount of knowledge on SSL Certs installation and deployment automations of certs along with Password Map Alias.

  • Good amount of debugging, performance tuning and troubleshoot skills on the Services/APIs/Administration.

  • Troubleshoot message translation related issues while communicating with backend (JSON to SOAP / SOAP to JSON).

  • Expertise in WSDL, XML, XSLT, JSON, XPATH and Gateway scripts.

  • DevOps Automation using Octopus, Team City, Ansible of DataPower deployments and firmware upgrades.

  • Good amount of knowledge on SOMA and CLI automations.

  • Main the appropriate task lists, documents, design and other artifacts in support of the APIs.

  • Provide front line support for DataPower related problems by being involved in troubleshooting, root cause analysis and appropriate secure integration recommendations.

  • Execute Disaster Recovery procedures.

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 experience in Configure, Design, Development, Administration and maintenance of DataPower(IDG/X2) appliances.

  • 5+ years of experience on DataPower API Orchestration/Mediation/Protocol Bindings and transformation knowledge on disparate message structures.

  • 3+ years of knowledge on integrating DataPower appliances with WMQ and Tibco EMS for Synchronous and Asynchronous secure integrations.

  • 2+ years applying DevSecOps and Infrastructure as Code patterns to build automation. Able and ready to learn and support other Middleware technologies in support of Platform Engineering roadmap with DevSecOps, infrastructure-as-code, software defined engineering patterns, and use of GitHub or comparable code repository.

  • 2+ years of experience in Containers and Kubernetes and deployment of DataPower in Containers

Core Competencies:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate to internal and external business partners on solution design and architecture.

  • Working knowledge of Windows/Linux OS. Must be able to use Linux commands and tools to troubleshoot issues, parse and evaluate log files

  • Knowledge of application architecture best practices, SDLC and Middleware methodologies

  • Experience creating and managing technical and procedure documents

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Experience with application profiling using tools such as Dynatrace, VisualVM or Jprofiler


  • Experience at a financial services/technology company or in a regulated industry

  • Experience with AWS implementations

  • Experience with Oracle BI applications, including DAC and OBIEE

  • Experience dealing with SSL certificates, renewals, requests, and conversions into key formats

  • Experience using version control systems like GitHub

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.