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Sr. Unix Systems Engineer

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Software Engineering
Michigan, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 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:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Unix Engineer to join our dynamic IT team at an enterprise level. As a Unix Engineer, you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and maintaining our Unix Server infrastructure to support the organization's operations and ensure maximum system availability, performance, and security.


  • System Administration: Manage and administer Unix based systems, with a strong emphasis on Red Hat technologies.

  • Infrastructure Optimization: Continuously optimize system performance, ensuring maximum efficiency and reliability in a financial environment.

  • Security Implementation: Implement and maintain robust security measures to safeguard financial data and systems.

  • Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve system issues promptly, minimizing downtime and ensuring seamless operations.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross functional teams, including developers, network engineers, and security experts, to ensure the integration of systems aligns with financial industry standards.

  • Documentation: Maintain comprehensive documentation for system configurations, procedures, and best practices.

  • Automation: Implement automation solutions to streamline repetitive tasks and enhance system efficiency.

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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field.

  • Proven experience as a Unix and Red Hat Engineer in a financial or similarly regulated industry.

  • In-depth knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Unix operating systems.

  • Strong scripting skills (e.g., Shell, Python) for automation.

  • Experience with system monitoring and performance tuning tools.


  • Unix Server OS – All

  • CI/CD (GitHub, Atlassian, Jenkins, Puppet, Terraform, Ansible)

  • AIX

  • Oracle DB

  • Service now / JIRA

  • Satellite

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.