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Sr. Technology Project Manager

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

IT, Operations
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 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 an innovative team that builds products which are transforming the organization? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial is one of the nation's leading financial services companies and a publicly traded company under ticker symbol LPLA. We support over 18,000 financial professionals—including over 14,000 independent advisors, more than 700 financial institutions, and over 4,000 institutional clearing and technology subscribers. We enable advisors to focus on their clients by reducing the complexity of running their practice and we support their business by offering enabling technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research. At LPL, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients. And Technology is at the center of our mission.

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role for you!

Job Overview:

The Platform Scalability Program lies within Platform Modernization initiative which aims to modernize LPL’s solutions to a cloud and microservice-based architecture driving outcomes to improve time to market, reliability, business agility, and scalability. The goal of the Platform Scalability Program is to amplify LPL’s ability & confidence to scale as LPL grows by engaging all of LPL’s domain and platforms to create firm-wide visibility and drive outcomes to best ensure performance and scalability. Included in this critical mission we will also lead LPL in the evolution of performance and scalability best practices & solutions to best-in-class. As a Technology Project Manager, you will be responsible for engaging domain and platform teams to drive performance and scalability outcomes, coaching the teams on best practices and solutions.

The Technology Project Manager works closely with project and scrum teams and reports directly to the Technology Portfolio Management Lead or Technology Portfolio Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Project, Scrum, Technology, Business and Vendors to align delivery to OKRs to the program and portfolio
  • Manage Demand Intake for the Program in LPL PDLC, ensuring demand aligns to available budget, handle new Intake requests ensuring availability of funding, or prepare required documentation for additional funding asks
  • Manage the program budget & coordinate with finance to assure funds are available, accounted and properly reported
  • Arbitrate and resolve conflict within the program when necessary. Understand appropriate paths and methods for escalation
  • Provide leadership to project managers/release train engineers, scrum masters, create a positive team environment, and provide direction in ambiguous situations
  • Be proactive and exercise initiative in identifying, tracking, and removing impediments to program success.
  • Understand how individual projects affect the program & portfolio and exercise judgement in raising issues and risks to the program/portfolio level
  • Provide bi-weekly program health reports and participate in monthly portfolio reviews

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.

Requirements:

  • 4 year college degree, preferably in Project Management or Computer Science
  • At least 4 years of experience managing highly complex and matrixed IT programs budgets up to $20M
  • Deep understanding of and ability to manage Project and Software Development Life Cycle(s) using Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a release train engineer
  • Comfortable exercising judgment and using analytical skills in ambiguous situations
  • Experience managing requirement solution workshops

Core Competencies:

  • Experience in precise status reporting at a senior leadership level, including tracking of action items to closure
  • Outstanding attention to detail combined with the ability to see the big picture
  • Clear, effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment; proactive in seeking out information when necessary
  • Experience in precise status reporting at a senior leadership level, including tracking of action items to closure

Preferences:

  • Working knowledge of Aha!, Confluence or similar tools
  • Strong knowledge of Jira, Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Project or similar tools


Pay Range:

$110,880-$166,320/year


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 @lplfinancial.com 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.