LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, is hiring for technology positions that will be based out of a new office location in Austin, Texas, the company said in a news release today.

The Austin base, part of the firm’s 2020 technology plan, will provide LPL with greater access to a skilled workforce that can support the technology demands of the more than 16,000 financial professionals served by the B_D, the company said.

“We believe technology is a strategic asset to our advisors’ businesses, helping them be more efficient and effective to empower their growth,” Managing Director and Chief Information Officer Scott Seese said in the news release. “Austin is a great place to find talented, purpose-driven employees with advanced skills and innovative mindsets.”

LPL’s new technology base will be located in Paloma Ridge, a corporate campus in the heart of northwest Austin’s growth region, the company said.

Founded in 1989, LPL Financial is headquartered in Ft. Mill, S.C., San Diego and Boston.