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VP, Development Manager - Trading

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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 22,000 financial advisors, 1,100 institution-based investment programs, and 500 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:

Working independently, the VP of Software Engineering Manager oversees software engineering talent across multiple development teams. The individual will be well versed in financial, trading, advisory technologies. As a trusted technology partner, you will be working cross-functionally teams to ensure the development teams deliver quality that is well-defined and understood by the teams.

The VP of Software Engineering Manager leads development of cloud services and platform solutions needed to host business-critical applications that differentiate LPL in the market. This is a Techno functional some cases a hands-on, technical lead role in the trading organization that will design, architect and develop cloud-native and on-prem services to support LPL’s overall cloud strategy and migration to AWS.


  • Lead research / design / architecture / development of enterprise services on AWS Landing Zone (ALZ) utilizing including EC2, S3, ECS, EKS, ELB, RDS, R53, Lambda, API Gateway, RDS

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including architecture, data, product, and business partners, and strategies to scale, resilient and modernize platforms

  • Code / Implement guardrails to enable self-service and frictionless delivery allowing teams to build and own end-to-end applications and services in the cloud

  • Formulating workable solutions to complex challenges; logically deliberating on courses of action by examining and challenging assumptions, discerning hidden value, objectively evaluating evidence, and assessing conclusions.

  • Measure success by say/do, velocity, defect remediation, and clear value to the trading platforms

  • Provide technical leadership to teammates through technical design, and implementation of best practices, adhering to LPL’s modernization practices, Cloud practices, SDLC and release management processes.

  • Ability to influence cross-functional teams to adopt best practices or make process changes to drive more value for Advisors

  • Servant leader who applies leadership principles and fosters a culture of inclusivity and diversity

  • Maintain, troubleshoot, optimize, and enhance Trading Platform applications.

  • Ensure service level agreements and contingency activities are covered related to system/application availability.

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.


  • 8+ years of experience in technology leadership roles that span across Technology development, Engineering best practices, product development and delivery leadership roles preferably within a financial service, or related FinTech firm.

  • 3+ years of designing / deploying infrastructure utilizing common AWS services (EC2, S3, ECS, EKS, ELB, RDS, EFS, EBS, Route53, API Gateway)

  • 7+ years experience in event driven, high availability and low latency platform building with the trading platforms.

  • 7+ years of related experience in capital markets with a strong understanding of the trading, data domain and financial industry

  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to evaluate business opportunities and evaluate results against established objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field


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.