Lowe’s has selected Charlotte, NC, as the future home of its new global technology center that will ultimately be home to up to 2,000 technology professionals.
“We’re excited to stand up our new global technology center here in North Carolina to continue to drive our company’s growth,” said Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s president and CEO. “Locating our new facility in the heart of Charlotte, the state’s largest metropolitan area, will enable Lowe’s to attract top technology talent and foster collaboration with our teams in our nearby Mooresville headquarters. This team will create technology solutions that will accelerate our commitment to becoming a best-in-class, omnichannel retailer and strengthen our associate and customer experiences.”
The new building, the Design Center Tower, will be located at 100 W. Worthington Ave. in the Design District, the walkable center of South End. Lowe’s tech center will occupy 15 upper floors in the 23-story building. The developer, a joint venture between Childress Klein and RAM Realty Advisors, plans to break ground on the Design Center Tower in August 2019 with Lowe’s moving in by late 2021.
Lowe’s expects to fill the first 400 new tech positions in the next year and plans to begin hiring for these roles immediately. Available roles will include software and infrastructure engineers, data scientists, analysts, architects, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) professionals, and artificial intelligence and machine learning engineers.
In December, Lowe’s revealed plans to invest more than $500 million annually through 2021 toward the company’s technology transformation.