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VP, Azure Cloud Compute Manager

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 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:

Join us as a VP, Azure Cloud Compute Manager, where you will lead our cloud transformation initiatives, driving strategic design, implementation, and optimization of our Azure and AWS platforms. In this pivotal role, you will leverage your extensive cloud expertise to architect scalable, secure, and high-performing solutions. Develop an automation strategy/framework to drive an “automate everything” approach for infrastructure deployment and configuration management.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead architecture, design, and deployment of MSFT platforms on-prem and cloud to ensure overall security and stability for our advisors.

  • Lead design and management of Active Directory/Azure AD infrastructure to maintain an efficient and secure user environment.

  • Lead development of enterprise automation framework that enables automated provisioning of infrastructure services.

  • Create and maintain technical documentation to facilitate knowledge sharing and ensure accurate system recovery processes.

  • Drive architecture designs with an 'automation first' approach, focusing on Infrastructure as Code.

  • Identify risks in the environment that threaten stability, resiliency, performance, and security.

  • Evaluate tools/products to resolve technology gaps and participate in application roadmap planning.

  • Build / Maintain strong partnerships with IT stakeholders including Delivery Engineering, Application Development, Architecture, Security and Operations to ensure technology investment enables/drives business strategy.

  • Lead troubleshooting and resolution production incidents and problems, minimizing impact to our advisors.

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.

Requirements:

  • Visionary leader with a passion for innovation, deep understanding of cloud architecture best practices, and a proven track record of managing critical enterprise projects.

  • 7+ years of cloud architecture, support and deployment experience

  • Extensive Azure Service and Architecture experience: Deep knowledge of Azure services across compute, storage, networking, and databases, along with an understanding of Azure architecture principles for designing scalable, secure, and resilient cloud solutions.

  • Extensive experience with Identity Management: Proficiency in Azure security features such as role-based access control (RBAC), Azure Security Center, and Azure Key Vault, Least-Privilege Access, coupled with expertise in Azure Active Directory (AAD) for identity and access management.

  • Proven track record of infrastructure transformation focused on infrastructure-as-code (IaC) for end-to-end infrastructure deployment automation.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and communication skills; strong executive presence.

  • Agile mindset; Possess a thorough understanding of modern work practices such as DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Agile project Delivery, Jira experience

  • Ability to convey technical solutions to the entire organization and experience working with senior leaders.

Preferences:

  • Azure DevOps and Governance: Experience with Azure DevOps services for CI/CD and infrastructure as code (IaC), along with knowledge of Azure governance concepts using Azure Policy, Azure Blueprint, and Azure Cost Management for compliance and cost control.

  • Azure Hybrid Solutions and Data Services: Understanding of hybrid cloud solutions integrating on-premises infrastructure with Azure using Azure Arc, as well as familiarity with Azure data services for data integration, analytics, and big data processing.

  • Data security and architecture experience

  • Experience driving the development of new Azure / AD architectural patterns.

  • Muti-cloud experience specifically AZURE and AWS.

#LI-Hybrid


Pay Range:

$154,800-$232,200/year


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.