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Senior AWS Lambda API Developer

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

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Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

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:

AWS Lambda API developer role focused on Python, SQL, Postgres, and core AWS services. Develops APIs by writing code based upon design specifications and business requirements under the direction of the Development Lead and Project Manager. Takes an active role in the development group by sharing knowledge and mentoring others. This candidate is a member of a team, must adhere to secure development process and configuration management process and must be able to work cooperatively and autonomously.


  • API Development

    • Design, develop, and deploy APIs using AWS Lambda, ensuring efficient and scalable execution of functions in response to HTTP requests or events.

    • Implement serverless architecture best practices, optimizing resource utilization, and minimizing latency to create highly responsive APIs.

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and design API solutions that align with organizational goals.

  • Integration and Event Driven Architecture

    • Integrate AWS Lambda functions with other AWS services, such as API Gateway, S3, PostgreSQL, and more, to create end-to-end serverless solutions.

    • Implement event-driven architecture, utilizing AWS Lambda to respond to and process events generated by various sources, ensuring seamless communication between services.

    • Develop error handling mechanisms and implement logging and monitoring solutions to maintain the reliability and resilience of serverless APIs.

  • Security and Access Controls

    • Implement security best practices in API development, including encryption, authentication, and authorization mechanisms to protect sensitive data and ensure compliance with security standards.

    • Stay informed about AWS security updates and proactively address vulnerabilities, ensuring the ongoing integrity and confidentiality of serverless API systems.

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 experience developing, testing, and deploying Lambda functions

  • 3+ Expert fluency writing Python for serverless applications and AWS Lambda

  • 3+ Advanced SQL skills - complex queries, functions, query optimization


  • Knowledge of REST API design patterns and developing on AWS API Gateway

  • Experience monitoring, logging and tracing Lambda API applications

  • 2+ Strong experience working with PostgreSQL

  • Experience with search engines like Solr or Elasticsearch for text search

  • Proficiency with infrastructure as code using Terraform to provision AWS resources

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 @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.

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