AVP, Enterprise Architecture Operations and Governance

Date: Mar 8, 2023

Primary Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Work from Home


Work Arrangement:

Hybrid/Flexible : Work at home and use the office as appropriate for in-person collaboration.


Relocation assistance:  is not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #: 71192


The Role at a Glance


The Enterprise Architecture Operations Manager will be responsible for managing the methods, processes, metrics, and key data systems that support the Enterprise Architecture team.  This role will report directly to the Chief Architect.  Overall responsibilities include overseeing major planning efforts for the EA team,  communication of our overall architectural vision to business and technology stakeholders, and owning the delivery of Architectural governance for the Lincoln Financial Group Enterprise.


What you'll be doing


  • Develop and manage the team’s mission, strategy, and implementation plan
  • Define and manage Enterprise Architecture value metrics
  • Oversee the delivery and evolution of Lincoln’s Application Portfolio Management information and  tooling
  • Mentor and manage a team of 4 staff members to support the overall deliverables and mission of the EA Operations team
  • Implement linkages between Lincoln’s project development lifecycle with the standard processes of the Architecture team to manage the ongoing workload of project-assigned Architects
  • Oversee the evolution and ongoing delivery of the Enterprise Architecture governance model (example: technology acquisition decision rights policies and processes, Architecture Review Board)
  • Project-manage the overall Enterprise Architecture strategic plan
  • Collaborate with managers and HR leaders to develop and evolve role definitions, skill competencies, and a career progression model for Architect roles
  • Oversee and deliver the EA communication and marketing plan that describes the overall long term technology direction for Lincoln Financial Group


What we’re looking for



  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience 
  • Proven ability to collaborate with internal teams, business partners and stakeholders, instilling a collaborative transparent culture that allows the team to be successful and ensures work aligns with strategic and tactical goals.
  • Strong background in providing technical leadership to teams of application developers to drive adoption of strategic technical roadmaps.
  • 10+ years of large scale software development or application engineering with recent coding experience in two or more modern programing languages and frameworks such as: Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, React, Angular, Node.js, Python
  • 5+ years architecting, designing, and developing applications on the AWS platform
  • Designing and building application using container and serverless technologies
  • Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability
  • Extensive knowledge of application integration, APIs, and Event-Driven architecture patterns
  • Substantial mixture of Business and Information Technology experience
  • Experience leading large business transformation programs
  • Relevant industry experience in Financial Services and/or Insurance
  • Experience working with business strategy teams and executive leaders
  • The ability to apply architectural principles to potential business models and solutions



  • AWS Cloud certifications
  • Experience leading teams with full AWS development lifecycle delivery, including Infrastructure Provisioning, Automation and Security


Level: M4 


Pay Range: $132,601 - $220,000 


Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees.  In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual.  Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.

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. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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