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Sr Engineer, Information Security

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

South Carolina, USA
Posted on Monday, November 13, 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:

LPL Financial is seeking a Senior Engineer to work within its growing Information Security department reporting to the VP, Threat and Incident Response.
The Senior Engineer will be responsible developing automation capabilities within the Security Operations Center and working with LPL’s CyberFraud team to create and detect cyberfraud alerts at the request of the business


• Develop Scripts and Automation leveraging Python, SQL and APIs to ingest data into the SIEM for use case development and automation.
• Perform data ingestion and develop alerting capabilities using SIEM and SOAR technologies
• Provide proficient knowledge of recognizing and onboarding necessary data sources into the SIEM, analyzing the data, normalizing, then building use cases to fulfill stakeholder requirements.
• Develop reliable, efficient queries that will feed custom alerts and dashboards
• Develop automation and scripts to drive efficiencies in the SOC
• Recommend and assist in technology evaluations and implementations.
• Create and update documentation and playbooks

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 experience of software engineering and automation

• 5+ years’ experience with developing with REST APIs, Python, SQL, and\or any other scripting or programming languages.

• 3+ years of experience with knowledge about API design standards, patterns and best-practices especially REST, SOAP, JSON etc.

3+ years of experience analyzing and transforming data utilizing SQL and scripts

• 3+ years of experience working in an agile and DevOps environments


  • Experience of SIEM and/or big data analytics platforms preferred (MAPR/Hadoop, etc.)
    Knowledge of Fraud Detection & Prevention techniques.

  • Experience with multiple operating systems to include Windows, Mac OS, and Unix/Linux

  • Experience working in a team-oriented and collaborative IT environment. Highly self-motivated, directed, and can work independently without supervision

  • Background in accounting or finance

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.