Sr. Solutions Architect

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Hartford, CT, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Work from Home (Excluding Colorado)

 

Work Arrangement: Work from Home

 

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

 

Level: P4 

 

Requisition #: 67135

 

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 at a Glance

 

Our Annuity IT team is growing, and we are bringing on a Senior Solutions Architect to help with our technical transformation within this organization.

 

Background Details: 

As Lincoln continues in its technology transformation, our Annuity IT team has been leading the way. This opportunity for a senior level application architect, will be responsible for providing architectural oversight, governance, and technical leadership for all facets of Application Development for the Annuities IT organization. 

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What you’ll be doing?

 

  • You’re going to partner with the Annuities business, Enterprise Architecture, Application Development (Build), Maintenance and Support (Run), Managed Service Providers and Infrastructure teams on the development of solutions to achieve Business and IT strategies and goals associated with Quarterly Product Releases, Projects, Minor Enhancements and Support initiatives.
  • You will also be responsible for many aspects of technical delivery and oversight related to application development activities (e.g., solution proposals, architectural decisions, macro and micro designs, build/construction activities) and will partner with the Annuities IT leadership team to deliver quality solutions for the Annuities organization.
  • You’ll have tremendous responsibility of developing and driving a strategic technical roadmap, including elimination of redundancy of applications, reducing technical risks/debt, and building the technical foundation for years to come
  • You will have the opportunity to architect and re-architect applications in an Event-Driven/Service Oriented/Cloud environment.
  • Be on the leading edge of the development of applications as Lincoln moves forward in its Cloud Transformation. 

What we are looking for

 

Must-haves:

 

  • 8+ years professional application development experience with 4+ years’ experience architecting, designing, and developing applications
  • Experience with applying software design/development practices, tools, and languages on a diverse set of platforms including mainframe (e.g., CICS, COBOL, DB2) and distributed (e.g., J2EE, EJB, Servlets and JMS, JSF, web services, WebSphere, RAD/Eclipse, UDB and Oracle) platform preferred.
  • Experience with application integration, APIs, and Event-Driven architecture patterns
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code, Continuous Integration, and automated deployments
  • Ability to interview, facilitate meetings, and document requirements with the customer asking the right questions to drive system requirement and solutioning needs. Ensure technical system requirements are documented, understood, adequately detailed to drive overall solution.
  • Strong analytic, problem-solving, and research skills required, and individual must be willing to challenging the norm to drive innovation and drive great technology solutions.
  • Experience networking across teams to design, develop, and deploy the technology and architecture necessary to deliver quality business solutions. Activities include business case development, solution planning, business process modeling, logical system design, system procedures development, and estimating.
  • Provide input to the definition of functional and non-functional requirements and work with the team to ensure quality objectives are met for both functional and non-functional requirements.  Need to possess strong understanding of testing concepts related to functional, non-functional, performance and capacity planning. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Computer Science, or related field preferred; however, equivalent professional experience considered

 

Nice-to-haves:

 

  • AWS Cloud certifications
  • Agile, SCRUM and Kanban experience
  • Understanding of various Annuities business processes and systems and understanding of existing LFG Annuities application portfolio

 

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.

 

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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