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AVP, Trading Platform Manager

Company: LPL Financial
Location: Mount Holly
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Are you passionate about serving clients, adding value, improving processes/systems, and developing SME knowledge of trading platforms?Would you like to help people improve their financial wellbeing and build wealth for their future while growing financial advisors' businesses?Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role 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 19,000 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 objective 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:Joining as an Assistant Vice President, Trading team, which is within the Technology business unit, you will be responsible for planning and directing products to help design, build and maintain the sustainable, scalable capabilities that support delivery of the highest standards of software development processes. --This role will also include responsibility for leading agile delivery team to drive more quality, scope and scale in the offering and provide product and technical leadership to other team members.Responsibilities:

  • Design and lead solutions based on business requirements and strategic direction.
  • Provide product leadership to teammates through design, testing and implementation of best practices, adhering to LPL s SDLC and RM processes.
  • Collaborate with other Development teams, Enterprise Architecture, Business Stakeholders and Support teams to design, develop, test and maintain LPL s trading products
  • Provide leadership and guide the team s development efforts towards successful product delivery and application support.
  • Communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders and leadership on a regular basis as part of product/project support
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, optimize and enhance Trading Platform to meet user demand
  • Detect and solve technology and business delivery issues effectively.
  • 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.Requirements:
    • 5+ years experience in a product lead capacity for a high performing platform management and software development team
    • 5+ years of professional software development experience
    • 3+ years management experience
    • BS or MS in a technical or related financial discipline
    • Financial services/brokerage firm experience in a trading focused role
    • Experience working with remote teams, vendors and contingent/SOW staff
    • Experience using Agile & Waterfall methodologiesCore Competencies:
      • Finical services experience with a deep understanding of trading flows and industry practices.
      • Capable of effectively planning, prioritizing and executing tasks utilizing resources and tools
      • Experience working with continuous integration and delivery
      • Experience managing partnerships with financial services venders
      • Experience working in Jira
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
      • Ability to interface with customers to gather business needs and to present solutions
      • Capable of effectively planning, prioritizing and executing tasks utilizing resources and toolsPreferences:
        • Experience as a Product Owner of trading applications
        • Experience working on a trade desk
        • Experience in Financial Services (Non-Trading)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.Want to hear from our employees on what it s like to work at LPL? --Watch this!We take social responsibility seriously. Learn more hereWant to see info on our benefits?-- Learn more hereJoin 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 (800) 877-7210.

Keywords: LPL Financial, Gastonia , AVP, Trading Platform Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Mount Holly, North Carolina

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