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Principal Data Architect, AWS

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, January 20, 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!

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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:

The Principal Data Architect is responsible for the design, develop, and implement end-to-end data solutions in AWS supporting our extraordinary company growth projections and digital experiences vision.


  • Develop and drive an architectural vision to support the continued aggressive growth of The LPL Fintech product suite

  • Partner with Engineering and Product to successfully deliver FinTech products from design to production in defining data technology strategy and roadmaps.

  • Develops well architected DOMAIN DRIVEN solutions, optimized for cost, operations, performance, reliability and security.

  • Develops and drives the cloud data strategy along with the introduction of new emerging technologies and public cloud services, cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring strategies.

  • Designs target state Cloud Architecture, partnering with other areas, such as Cloud Solution Architects, Cloud Infra Architects, and Cloud Engineering and Development teams.

  • Develops Reusable Patterns for Data application development in the public cloud to deploy and modernize applications, provide governance around adoption, and affect application development teams on roadmaps and designs.

  • Develops short- and long-range product and service strategies and plans. Oversees the implementation of operating plans for specified area of responsibility.

  • Reviews the competitive marketplace and makes adjustments to operational activities based upon identified information.

  • Leads in a dynamic environment and produces high-quality work under tight deadlines.

  • Mentors and works with Cross function Data Engineers and architects to bring them up to speed on cloud architectures, including modern programming languages, micro services and container based deployments.

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 hands-on design and implementation experience in data architecture landscape, including migrating legacy platform to big data platform.

  • 10+ years of experience in designing and building SQL, no-SQL, big data, GraphDB, APIs, Kafka, and streaming solutions.

  • 10+ years of experience in the following technical disciplines: application development, middleware, database management or operations, security, integration

Core Competencies:

  • Proficiency in defining current and future state Data Architecture models

  • In depth knowledge of cloud data platforms AWS(Primary) and Azure(Secondary)

  • Experience in migrating monolith on-prem applications to cloud using Refactoring, Rearchitecting and Re-platforming approach including 12 factor


  • More than 10+ years of experience in designing and building SQL, no-SQL, big data, GraphDB, AWS glue, Lamda, Prostgress,APIs, Kafka, and streaming solutions is highly preferred

  • AWS Data Architecture Certifications

  • Cloud Architecture Certifications

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.