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LPL Financial

LPL Financial

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Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Job Details

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:

Our team is actively seeking a motivated and talented Lead SDET who is passionate about testing software through automation. You will be part of an inter-disciplinary team of hardware, firmware, software, system, and test engineers to develop and integrate cutting-edge technologies for Financial Services Company building E2E automation solutions connecting Advisor Platform, Investor Platform and Teammates. You’ll work closely with product and engineering teams to understand features, develop and automate test cases, improve product quality and shorten release time from dev to production.


  • Actively Participate in Agile Scrum ceremonies and lead where applicable – PI Planning , Sprint Planning, Daily Standups, Defect Review, Sprint Demo, Restrospectives etc.

  • Actively participate in story grooming, analyze and understand user story acceptance criteria

  • Develop and execute -Test plan , test cases based on the user stories and ensure proper test coverage

  • Perform in sprint testing, service/API testing, Integration / E2E testing, regression final build certification and release day testing

  • Automating tests using internal and open source tools & infrastructure

  • Reviewing user interfaces for conformity and functionality

  • Working with software engineers to understand product architecture, integrations and features

  • Creating and maintaining data scenarios to support test plans and test cases

  • Analyzing test results, being a vocal proponent for quality in every phase of the development process

  • Documenting, tracking bugs to closure and reports on Project status to stake holders

  • Working in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software

  • Ability to write complex queries to perform data validation

  • Serves as SME for one or more functional areas , acts as technology ambassador for automation and building efficient solutions

  • Leads process, technology improvement efforts, KPIs/OKRs with in quality engineering team and larger part of organization to improve engineer productivity, Speed and Quality.

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.


  • 6+ years of experience as a Developer or QA Engineer or SDET working in Agile scrum teams

  • Hands on experience with CI /CD and have leveraged / implemented CI/CD pipelines

  • Hands on programming/development experience in one of the programming languages – C#, Java, JavaScript or .Net and automation frameworks like Selenium, Appium, TestNG etc

  • Hands on experience with test processes, test methodologies, test strategy, test plan and test case design & execution.

  • Hands on experience with Web services Testing and automation development

  • Experience with SQL and ability to understand/write complex SQL queries

Core Competencies

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where resourcefulness, determination, and strong problem-solving skills are necessary for success.

  • Positive attitude and the ability to complete assigned objectives with minimal supervision.

  • Show leadership experience in leading releases / project delivery.

  • Driving actions & shift left strategy to improve Quality

  • Be a Champion for Customer Obsession culture and deliver products/ features that exceeds customer expectations.

  • Coaching his/ her fellow team members on best practices


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

  • Experience with security testing – SAST and DAST and tools

  • Experience with Accessibility Testing

  • Experience with AWS / cloud infrastructure

  • Financial Industry 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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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 (855) 575-6947.

This job is no longer accepting applications

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