Lead MicroStrategy Developer

Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

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

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #58032

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 Role


The key responsibilities of this position are to provide leadership, subject matter expertise, and direction to the report development team and oversee delivery of, complex analytical reporting initiatives for the Distribution and Marketing IT organization. The successful candidate will demonstrate strength in defining business specifications, design and development of analytical reports, creation of test plans, execute test scenarios, and maintain a strong relationship with the business analytical reporting team. The candidate will bring a passion for data analytics and the Microstrategy reporting tool to an environment that is driven to achieve best in class advanced analytics through award winning tools.






  • Will collaboratively design, define, and document the analytical data requirements, aligned with strategic and tactical (ad hoc) projects
  • Build out conceptual, logical and physical models in a dimensional model structure
  • Leverage creative use of the software in areas such as; mathematical and statistical functions, documents, Geo/mapping functions, transaction services, scheduling and notifications alerting and thresholds
  • Review existing data models to optimize, analyze and improve report performance
  • Function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the definition and structure of the data and processes on complex assignments and projects
  • Mentor and train the BIR core report creators at a deeper level, so that they rapidly become more confident and capable with the with the web, developer, integrity manager, and object manager tools
  • Provide overall best practice guidance to the team and System Engineering teams related to the use, maintenance, and setup of MicroStrategy software and projects
  • Work with IT Data Architect team in optimizing performance of MicroStrategy relative to the underlying EDW data mart; such as optimization of the schema layer to best generate SQL, and suggesting tuning opportunities
  • Partners with internal and external stakeholder (e.g. development teams) on defect resolution activities such as troubleshooting MicroStrategy configuration, security, and interoperability (SMTP/email, web apps, network, database)
  • Lead/or attend project meetings representing the interests of the team and customers
  • Continually expand Data Driven Science skills by attending related presentations and related education offerings through Lincoln and others
  • Will work in Agile environment, in a pod that delivered quality products in a continuous deployment manner





  • 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 (Minimum Required)





  • 5 - 7+ Years experience in application development that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position (Required)
  • 3 years of experience in Microstrategy (version 10 and greater) Dynamic dashboard and report development, schema object development, Multi-Sourcing, Intelligent Cubes and other Application Objects that support scalable and optimized use of ad hoc elements and analytical dashboards
  • Hands on experience with MicroStrategy Enterprise, Command and Object Manager; iServer Administration, OLAP and Report Services
  • Strong knowledge of data mining techniques with a deep understanding of statistical and precative analysis functions
  • Has lead and mentored Microstrategy development teams, providing status reports of all product work
  • Experience with project delivery in an Agile environment within the financial services/insurance industry and ability to work with others in a strong team environment
  • Strong and comfortable communicator with presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations
  • Thrives in a highly dynamic business environment providing direct support to business users
  • Ability to coordinate and balance multiple assignments in a time sensitive environment, under pressure, and execute against established deadlines
  • Demonstrate strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches
  • Experience in the insurance/financial services industry is desirable for this position




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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