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Head of Overlay Trading Technology - Software Engineer Leader

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

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

Do you love working with stakeholders and finding the win-win? Are you passionate about shaping a strategic transformation agenda, driving execution, and leading change? Are you motivated by developing a technology team to become true experts? Do you love puzzles and problem solving? 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.

Position Summary

Working independently, the VPII of Software Engineering oversees software engineering talent across the teams working on Overlay Trading for UMA products and Model Management. The individual will be well versed in digital-native cloud technologies and have experience with the technologies listed below. The principal responsibilities for this position will be focused on setting up the technologists for success. This will include working cross functionally to ensure the development patterns are well defined and understood by the teams.

The VPII of Software Engineering will recruit and coach engineers to ensure they can successfully deliver technology solutions including standards, pre-production environments, and development tools. In addition, this position partners with other Agile team leaders to share learning, mitigate technical dependencies, plan for capacity needs, and establish practice consistency between agile teams. Activities will also include daily oversight of development quality, partnering with solution architecture to establish patterns that progress the teams towards scalable platforms.


  • Recruit, coach and manage software engineering roles across product teams

  • Ensuring a high level of performance as it relates to all aspects of software engineering (continuous integration, code quality, test driven development, adherence to target architecture, etc.)

  • Design and implement n-tiered applications that perform across all quality requirements including but not limited to Reliability, Scalability, TCO, Supportability, etc.

  • Collaborate with other Development teams, Architecture and Support teams to design, and maintain the various platforms and their integration with other systems

  • Assess opportunities for application and process improvements and prepare documentation outlining platform road map

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, optimize, and enhance existing systems

  • Work collaboratively with QA, DevOPS teams to adopt CI/CD tool chain and develop automation

  • Design and develop core services and components with expertise in service-oriented architecture

  • Design patterns and coding best practices

  • Manage technical leads that work with Product Owners and Product Managers to translate business problem statements into technical solutions, then help to plan Sprints that deliver quality results

  • Coordinate solution design with leaders from Architecture, Data, Infrastructure, and Business to optimize speed to market and achieve prioritized business outcomes.

  • Once production build commences, coach the team in developing appropriate technical documentation in accordance with SDLC guidelines


  • 10+ years of demonstrated development team leadership

  • 15+ years of experience within a combination of .NET, Angular and JavaScript, SQL Server, AWS, Git, Visual Studio and/or front end technologies.

  • Excellent knowledge of OOP concepts, data modeling design patterns/frameworks

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Knowledge in designing, refactoring, and unit testing

  • Experience with Agile development process

  • Excellent communication and coaching skills with demonstrated capacity to build consensus and empower developers to achieve independently.

  • Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English including the ability to provide clear, constructive feedback to team members


  • Financial-industry experience, particularly in wealth management, securities, and trading

  • AWS cloud architecture 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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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.