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Lincoln Financial Group

Director, Application Development (862773800A3)





Radnor, Pennsylvania, United States

Alternate Locations: Work from Home; US All Regions

Work Arrangement: Work from Home

Relocation assistance:: is not available for this opportunity.

Pay Range: $100,000- $179,100

Bonus Potential: 15%

Requisition #: 68927

The Role at a Glance

Lincoln Financial Group is hiring a Director, Application Development position to lead our Policy Administration and Underwriting agile teams. We are looking for a leader who will have a significant impact not only in realizing our goals, but in how we do. This leader must have a strategic mindset and knowledge of tools and methods to support our continuing transformation into an Agile, DevOps, Cloud-first technology organization. They will be adept in building relationships with senior leaders, customers, business operations, vendors, and product owners. They will lead teams through change, foster a culture of empowerment and accountability, and inspire, attract, cultivate, and retain our greatest asset, our people.

What you'll be doing:
  • Lead cross-functional agile teams, with direct managerial responsibility for all roles within the team (e.g., Software Engineer, Scrum Master, Quality Engineer, Systems Analyst), except for business-aligned Product Owners.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in Group Protection Operations and Underwriting areas, including Senior Business leaders, Business Operations leaders and end user teams, Product Owners, IT Directors with teams in other areas, software vendors, IT Architecture, Security, and Infrastructure.
  • Provide thought leadership, coaching, and set goals pertaining to DevOps, continuous delivery, and automation.
  • Work with teams to identify and remove technical and procedural obstacles to ensure the team achieves its objectives with high quality, maintainable, secure, and architecturally sound solutions.
  • Participate in the annual planning process by understanding scope of business objectives, building and advocating for technical vision, and developing budget and resource plan.
  • Establish clear goals for team members; elicit feedback, evaluate performance, recognize and reward success, and manage performance plans for team members not meeting expectations.
  • Recruit, hire, upskill, and retain talent needed to support both current and future technology needs.
  • Maintain knowledge of Technology trends and best practices; collaborate with management and teams to innovate and incorporate new trends and developments in IT solutions.
  • Build and maintain knowledge of Group Protection Insurance products and business operations.
What we're looking for

Must haves

  • 4 Year/Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Engineering or other degree with significant Information Technology work experience
  • 5-7+ years’ experience in Information Technology, with 3+ years of direct/HR people management experience

What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.

What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

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  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training

Work Arrangement

Work from Home : Employees will work from home and are not required to work in a Lincoln office on a regular basis.

Lincoln will evaluate the following when setting the successful candidate's wage rate:
• Prior work or industry experience.
• Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
• Unique skills

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.

Lincoln is committed to creating a [Register to View] environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on [Register to View] , [Register to View] , [Register to View] , and [Register to View] . Sign up for email alerts at [Register to View]

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If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

Lincoln will not ask applicants to provide their social security numbers, date of birth, bank account information or other sensitive information in job applications. Additionally, our recruiters do not communicate with applicants through free e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or conduct interviews utilizing video chat rooms. We will never ask applicants to provide payment during the hiring process or extend an offer without conducting a phone, live video or in-person interview. Please contact Lincoln's fraud team at [Register to View] if you encounter a recruiter or see a job opportunity that seems suspicious.

Additional Information

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling [Register to View] .

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