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Principal DevOps Engineer

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 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 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:

As a Principal DevOps Engineer, you will lead and drive the mission to make LPL’s Product delivery velocity a key competitive advantage in the market. You will be a tech lead and SME for the Enterprise DevSecOps Engineering team to drive the technical roadmap and deliverables as well as partner closely with our product and engineering organizations to innovate at the speed of business with quality & security.


  • Drive engineering solutions aligned with our mission to make LPL’s developer experience a key competitive advantage in the market
  • Drives operational excellence for the connected services that delivers a24x7x365 operation. Drives improvements & efficiencies in operational practices, tools & processes
  • Collect technical requirements from stakeholders across the company and help build a complete CI/CD strategy and objectives.
  • Provide product and technical leadership, set goals that produce value for the business, and uphold high technical standards for your team.
  • You will work with the engineering lead to define, communicate, enable, and institutionalize the best DevOps practices for product engineering teams through an enterprise-wide engineering system.
  • Partner with business and technology stakeholders to construct a Blueprint that articulates a 3-year business and technology aligned target-state and roadmap for the products
  • Develop standards and practices for deployments and create re-useable interfaces for consumers.
  • Following market trends and DevOps movements and apply models of continuous improvement to deployment and tooling
  • Understand the user needs, prioritize by making data-driven decisions
  • Immerse yourself in the company’s business vision and strategy and dive into a mission-critical product area to develop a deep understanding of the business and technology domain, including internal and external actors as well as the collection of end-to-end dependencies.
  • Drive innovation and automation to simplify challenges and enhance developer productivity & experiences across the enterprise.
  • Participate in strategic planning to achieve technical and business goals.
  • Work closely with engineers, Tech leads, Architecture, Security, Platform Eng, Quality Engineering, Cloud, Change & Release Management teams etc.., to architect and deliver the best technical designs and work closely with cross-functional partners and develop prioritized roadmap

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.


  • 12 years of professional SDLC experience in a diverse set of technology disciplines and minimum 5 yrs. of hands-on experience designing and implementing Enterprise CICD solutions. Preferred with Software developer experience in the past.
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience automating cloud-based applications in AWS.
  • Minimum 2yrs of experience in Orchestration platform (EKS, OpenShift)
  • Must have worked across breadth and depth of DevOps cycle - Orchestration and Configuration Management, CICD, Monitoring, Security
  • Hands on experience managing enterprise DevOps platforms like GitHub, GitHub Actions, Artifactory, SonarQube, Octopus Deploy, AWS resources, Testing & Security products etc.,

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of basic .Net, Angular & Python Development & Deployment constructs
  • Ability to learn and quickly absorb new material, Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and adaptive capacity for rapidly changing priorities and workloads
  • Ability to work well independently and maintain focus in a highly dynamic work environment.
  • Have a deep understanding of API design, the difference between platform design and application design, and the tooling to create modern APIs.
  • Experience managing Dynamic Global configuration for App and environment variables
  • Experience on many of the DevOps automation capabilities and practices, such as branching strategy, CICD, IaC, everything-as-code, Kubernetes, GitOps, B/G and Canary deployment, etc.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or Engineering
  • Building SCM, CI, CD solutions it make it easy for developers
  • Collaborate with Leaders, engineers, and cross-functional teams on technical designs.
  • Expertise in problem-solving, technical leadership, and coaching teams.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with customers, stakeholders, peers, partners and direct reports.

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.