The country's largest independent broker-dealer, LPL Financial, is launching a major technology jobs initiative, starting with the creation of 50 new technology-related positions based out of the company's Charlotte, N.C. corporate offices.
The company anticipates filling the majority of these positions by October and adding up to 100 new Charlotte-based technology positions through 2013, with further significant technology-related growth in subsequent years.
High energy tech teams
In a statement released today, LPL said the technology jobs created through this initiative will be based in the company's offices near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Plans are currently underway to convert existing office space to create facilities that best promote collaboration among high-energy technology teams in a fast-paced environment. The new positions available will include developers and project managers, as well as other IT roles.
In addition to Charlotte, LPL Financial has corporate offices in Boston and San Diego. The company has maintained a significant presence in Charlotte since 2006, having over 800 employees across a broad range of functions, including compliance, operations, business consulting and a service center supporting financial advisors and institutions affiliated with LPL Financial across the nation.
Expanding tech presence
Sallie Larsen, managing director and chief human capital officer at LPL Financial, said, "We are excited to expand our technology presence in Charlotte, which will allow LPL Financial to leverage the Eastern corridor's deep pool of talent within that sector. We are aggressively looking to hire locally within the Charlotte area and to support the city by attracting accomplished tech workers from other areas on the east coast. We are proud to serve as a leading employer in the city of Charlotte, which continues to be an outstanding source of highly skilled talent at all levels."