Sr. Solutions Architect (AWS)

Date: Mar 24, 2019

Location: Greensboro, NC, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania); Rolling Meadows, IL (Illinois); Work from Home

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #58316

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 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 $253 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, 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.


The Sr. IT Applications Architect will be responsible for articulating an architectural vision, conceptualizing architectural approaches, developing and validating the architecture and high- level solution design against business requirements, and guiding and mentoring development teams on methodologies, processes and best practices according to Lincoln’s Enterprise Architecture Framework.



  • Knowing when to focus on the details or taking a step back to look at the big picture and evaluating an issue
  • Enforces engineering methodology, reviews engineering design packages and drives to minimize technical exposure and risks on projects
  • Function as a trusted technical advisor that collaborates with both business and technical stakeholders, sets direction, builds consensus, mediates conflicts, and helps to create an environment which solicits contributions from all participants
  • Excellent client-facing skills and executive presence are essential  

Promoting a Passion for Technology

  • Evangelize best practices for application engineering, component re-use, architecture design and technical standards, while maintaining an awareness of new / emerging technologies and their potential application to existing service offerings 
  • Understanding of architectural solutions to address functional and non-functional requirements is critical, as is hands-on experience implementing technical solutions
  • Understanding the architectural vision for the enterprise transcends the scope and lifespan of any individual project or effort 

Collaboration and Ingenuity

  • Drives the solution architecture model and ingenuity is crucial to the problem solving and critical thinking skills required to craft successful results
  • Bring facts and requirements to life in ways which inspire and motivate solution development
  • Engage throughout solution delivery, working closely with the following key organizational groups: 
  • Enterprise Architecture to understand, define and apply enterprise level standards and influence business strategy 
  • Application Engineering Leads, Technical Leads and staff to drive strategic goals/objectives 
  • Infrastructure Architecture to understand, validate and action infrastructure impacts 
  • Project Management to coordinate solutions from technical perspective and minimize technical risk 
  • Business Analysts to understand and clarify functional and non-functional requirements 
  • Quality Assurance to effectively support proper testing 
  • Information Security to ensure compliance with secure development standards and negotiate security trade-offs 
  • Operations to take into account operational (non-functional) requirements  


  • Proactively identify and address technical strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Listening is the most effective art form available to gain these insights
  • Build a shared understanding of the solution with the capacity for communicating that vision though technical materials, verbal presentations, and facilitating inter-team discussion


  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree or equivalency



  • 5-7+ years’ experience as an Architect or Technology Lead
  • 5+ years OO software development/architecture experience in .NET/Java
  • Approximately 3+ years in cloud AWS development and integration, including EC2, IAM, S3, VPC
  • CI/CD Tools and Implementation, Automated Build Tools, Docker Containerization
  • Minimum three years’ experience as a software architect, providing technical leadership/guidance/mentorship in AWS or similar could technologies
  • Extensive, real-world experience designing enterprise software and defining Solution Architectures and technology (UML, design patterns, SOA, EAI, BPI, etc.)
  • Experience building and supporting mission critical applications, running in a highly distributed manner
  • Experience with multi-tier system development for large enterprises 
  • Experience in designing applications using relational databases, such as SQL Server /Oracle; including opensource (PostgreSQL), software prototyping
  • Knowledge of leading Business Intelligence/Reporting tools or reporting database design 
  • Exposure to application security technologies and approaches (SAML and/or OAuth SSO)
  • API Gateway Design & Integration, Microservices Design, Agile Methodology Experience
  • Experience in full development lifecycle phases, and familiarity with various requirements gathering techniques and with configuration management concepts and tools and  with software usability concepts 
  • Must have excellent communication skills both written and verbal (English), less than 10% travel. #LI-AY1



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, veterans 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 260-455-2558.


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