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Senior SRE Engineer

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 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:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Technology organization as Senior SRE Engineer. In this role, you will be responsible for contributing towards the stability, availability and reliability of our applications and platforms.


  • Relentlessly drive towards real root cause, drive incident reduction and improving application availability

  • Engineering excellence in Observability, Resilience Architecture, Resilience Testing, and Incident Management across LPL Systems

  • Finding opportunities to improve system performance and efficiency, scalability, fault tolerance, and self-healing capabilities.

  • Improve overall observability by implementing monitoring, metrics, logs and Service Level Objectives (SLO)

  • Identify opportunities and develop AIOps telemetry for applications - proactive, automated monitoring, and alerting solutions by utilizing available tools (ELK, Dynatrace, Splunk, Honeycomb, Service Now etc.)

  • Working with developers to establish NoOps culture, empowering developers with next-generation telemetry and self-service options.

  • Activate a high performing, continuously improving 24x7 L2 organization and our customers.

  • Fanatically protect customer experience through capabilities and processes that detect and restore system issues as quickly as possible (through telemetry, monitoring, alerting, and both automated and manual recovery)

  • Develop dashboards and metrics that communicate and enable transparency into operational KPIs, key risks, and progress.

  • Partner with high-performing outcome-oriented engineers, including onshore, nearshore, and offshore personnel.

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.


  • 7+ years' experience in Operations working alongside strong, high-performing teams.

  • 7+ years' experience in leveraging Observability and Monitoring tools to derive critical insights and improve Failed Client Interactions (FCI)

  • 3+ years' of advanced experience (Certification required) working with APM tools.

  • 3+ years' experience with PowerShell and other popular scripting languages

  • High Proficiency in querying and consuming any API and transforming that data into usable metrics for data-driven analysis.

  • Rotational afterhours, weekend, and on call availability to support our 24*7 platform (incidents and planned/unplanned maintenance)

Core Competencies:

  • Holistic view of and genuine appreciation for reliability, borne of real-world experience operating production services

  • Strong aptitude in core fundamentals of client/service model computing and ability to quickly on-ramp support and operational insights in cloud/on-prem and hybrid environments.

  • Using software engineering and SRE practices to solve operational problems.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and can build strong relationships with your inclusive communication methods.

  • Strong ownership, drive for results, and sense of urgency on issue resolution and outcomes.

  • Strategic thinker who anticipates the future, inspires the team to improve reliability that enable delightful experiences at scale


  • 5+ years of experience in senior technology roles that span across operations, platform, and engineering, preferably within a financial service or related FinTech firm.

  • Actively anticipates, identifies, and manages risks within position scope and at the company.

  • Continual growth in skillsets and desire to evolve and develop new skills as our firm evolves

  • High acumen Technologist who has supported their org in driving change across initiatives within and outside direct accountability and evaluates solutions to the most complex business challenges.


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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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.