Director, Application Development - Annuities IT

Date: Jul 1, 2021

Location: Hartford, CT, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Work from Home (Excluding Colorado); Dover, NH (New Hampshire); Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Omaha, NE (Nebraska); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)


Work Arrangement: Work from Home


Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.


Level: M3 


Requisition #: 65794


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 $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

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.


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The Role


An exceptional opportunity for an experienced and progressive application development leader to join our Annuity IT team to help lead and transform the way we deliver software to market.  This dynamic leader will have an innovative mind set for new ideas to advance our goals and a passion for continual improvement.  She/he will be responsible for directly managing a team of system analysts providing support for multiple critical annuity business functions. The leader will directly partner with key business and IT stakeholders across the organization to lead and execute quarterly releases of software for Lincoln’s Annuity Line of Business.


In this role, you will apply your knowledge and experience with:

  • Program/project management and system development life cycles (including agile practices) to deliver significant programs/projects
  • Application development best practices for systems integration work across teams and technologies in a large complex ecosystem.
  • Team leadership to motivate and recognize our most important asset – our employees
  • Customer service acumen to become the trusted partner for our business stakeholders – and key to facilitating timely delivery of the introduction of Annuity products in the marketplace


Lincoln’s annuity product release teams alone are responsible for executing and implementing over 200k hours of IT effort each year with best in industry quality outcomes.  Apply now for the opportunity to be part of our cutting-edge transformation for technology (e.g. cloud, APIs, big data, TCO mindset, etc.), process modernization, and sustained pursuit of improving the services we deliver in support of Annuity business goals.




  • Attract and grow/upskill top talent
  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.
  • Assesses and communicates in a timely and appropriate manner to management and other stakeholders regarding scope, status, risks and issues; develops mitigation plans if necessary.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal clients to better understand how technology can best support current and future business needs.
  • Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identifies and directs the implementation of process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality across the department for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to team members and internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Provides training and development opportunities, including stretch assignments, for team members and gives honest and open feedback to aid in the development of talent.
  • Directs and evaluates individual/team performance and takes appropriate action to meet and/or exceed performance standards for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Establishes and implements priorities, performance goals and objectives to ensure group results for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Directs and provides leadership to continually improve the capability and results for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Builds organizational capability within his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Directs & drives the analysis, development & delivery of complex applications which meet current & future business needs.


4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelors)_Minimum Required in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience



  • 10 Years experience in application development that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position, including 5+ years of managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience (Required)
  • 5+ year project/program management - Strong project/program knowledge and experience with a proven track record of delivering large projects on time, under budget and with high quality (Required)
  • Experience with Agile delivery methods (Required)
  • Annuity and/or other wealth management product knowledge is (Preferred)
  • Ability to conduct continuous improvement and value stream assessments with the goal of achieving process optimization and business value/savings


Work Arrangement:

Work from Home : Employees will work fully from home. Their job will not require the employee to come into the office, unless for special circumstances. 



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.


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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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