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AVP - Senior Network Engineer (Data Center)

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 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:

LPL is seeking a Senior Network Engineer and this individual will be responsible for the design, engineering, and operations of our LAN/WAN and hybrid Data Center (cloud and on prem) environments. The position directly relates to providing scalable, resilient, and secure networking solutions for LPL, our Advisors, and their clients.


  • Engineer and architect Data Center, Cloud, and LAN/WAN networking solutions.

  • Configuration and deployment of both on premise and cloud-based networking technologies.

  • Responsible for the network domain as part of our DR strategy.

  • Wide area network design, deployments, and administration of MPLS, DIA, and SDWAN.

  • Collaborate effectively with various Teams within the organization.

  • Troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues and develop continuous improvement.

  • Participate in an on-call schedule rotation.

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.


  • 5+ years of Data Center Core Network Engineering and Architecture experience in a Cisco-centric environment

  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Cisco ACI including design and implementation

  • Strong experience in Data Center migrations

  • Strong knowledge of network security, firewalls, and network segmentation

  • Expert knowledge of dynamic Routing Protocols such as OSPF and BGP

Core Competencies:

  • Proven ability to meet designated deadlines and ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, both oral and written, with the ability to articulate and educate others about complex technology with business acumen.

  • Experience designing, architecting, planning and implementing routing, switching and data center solutions and strategies in multi-vendor environment.


  • Hands-on experience and engineering/architecture level expertise in Cisco ACI, and switches such as Nexus 9000, 7000, 5000 and 2000 Switches.

  • Prefer a current Cisco Certified Design Professional and/or Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification, but not required.

  • Experience using network monitoring and logging tools such as SolarWinds, LiveNX, and ELK to perform periodic network performance and compliance analysis.

  • Cloud Networking (i.e. AWS, Azure) experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience


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.