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Lead Support Specialist

Job ID: R-020030 Date posted: 12/09/2021 Primary Location TX-Austin

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 18,000 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 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:

LPL Home Office Technologies is responsible for the support, engineering, and strategy for the enterprise desktop applications that our internal employees use to better serve our Advisors and Investors.  Simply put, our goal is to provide a modern computing environment that is reliable, simple to use, and flexible to individual workstyles.

We are seeking a qualified professional lead support specialist to provide highly personalized and responsive technology support for our LPL employees and Executive Leadership Team.  This role will be expected to deliver exceptional service, and precision support to our customers, while being part of a team that strives to continually raise the bar on employee’s IT experience.  

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Exceptional Customer Support to LPL Employees and Executive Staff Members to inspire confidence, care, and delight.
  • Act as the representative to IT for the Executive, involving others as needed to resolve issues or fulfill requests, and fully owning Executive issues end to end.
  • Identify simplification and automation opportunities to make the service efficient and delightful for our Executives.
  • Mentor and act as a lead to other members of the Executive Care team to provide proactive professional service.
  • Develop a strategic plan to ensure that our Executives’ technology is always available and functioning properly. 
  • Coordinate and deliver a weekly summary technology health report for each of the Executives.
  • Must have a strong understanding of the technology the Executives are using, how they are using it and what technology challenges they encounter in their day to day activities.
  • Support of MacOS, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Telecommunications, VPN, and other baseline corporate applications.
  • Focus on expert support of tools such as laptop, desktop, iPad, iPhone, remote access, home offices etc.
  • Works with Senior Executives, Executive Assistants and Desktop Support to develop a support plan for individual executive technology needs, including travel and other offsite engagements.
  • Maintain inventory of live replacement devices for the Executive to provide for immediate swap capability.
  • Responds quickly to technology outages affecting the Executives and their Assistants to restore service as quickly as possible, on a 24/7 basis as needed. Works in partnership with the Desktop Support area, understands and follows the established technology standards and support processes as appropriate.
  • Provides feedback based on Executive input and usage; develops ideas for new and improved solutions based on needs. In conjunction with Desktop Support, establishes and monitors metrics on service delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as required.

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:

  • Minimum 7 years of end user support experience, troubleshooting hardware and software problems 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in providing desktop support services to senior executives.
  • Advanced experience with Apple devices (including MacOS/iPhone/iPad/iOS) and hardware 
  • Expert experience with current Windows OS 
  • Expert level experience with supporting end user hardware, software, and technologies
  • Advanced experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (2010 and 2016) as well as Microsoft Exchange and Outlook 

Core Competencies: 

  • Demonstrated Excellent Customer Service experience
  • Exceptional communications skills to provide a professional representation of Home Office Technologies to our Executive community
  • Ability to travel locally to support Executive needs

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 (800) 877-7210.

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