Senior Solution Architect / Technical Lead

Date: Sep 23, 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 #: 71806


The Role at a Glance


This role is for a hands-on senior solution architect / technical lead to join Lincoln’s emerging Employer Benefits Technology (BenTech) team. The Workplace Solutions department provides insurance products and services to group/employer customers that reach millions of employee benefit plans across the United States. The BenTech development team is tasked with modernizing connectivity to external partner platforms via real-time APIs – an initiative that is one of the top strategic priorities for the organization.  


Candidate for this role will provide key contributions to the development of exchanging activity/data between internal systems of record (including Admin, Policy, Claims systems, etc) and partner platforms (including Workday, ADP, Plansource, etc). This has been primarily accomplished through API-based transaction within an event-driven architecture, with significant cloud-based enhancements planned for the near future. The BenTech team is established, working within an Agile framework, but still in the early stages of scaling and operationalizing the solution – representing plenty of opportunity to contribute and influence.  


The new capabilities delivered by this role/team will be leveraged to enhance the experience of Lincoln’s commercial customers as well as their employees, and lead to improved sales opportunities and retention. This represents a significant and direct impact to Lincoln Financial’s position in the marketplace driven by technical capabilities.  

What you'll be doing


  • Team-lead responsibilities with some oversight of more junior developers and team members. Comfortable with mix of responsibilities from working with stakeholders/architects to hands-on development.  
  • Contribute to the overall productivity and health of the team through identifying areas for improvement/innovation, training the team on new skills, establishing more efficient processes, etc. 
  • Actively participate in development team norms – sprint planning, daily huddles, stakeholder review, retrospectives, production deployments, etc. 
  • Design, document, and implement stories through the team’s backlog in collaboration with the Product Owner. 
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to produce easy-to-understand architectural documentation of the BenTech solution. 
  • Assist with security reviews by IT Security. 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to continuously incorporate business objectives to near term deliverables as well as the strategic roadmap. 
  • Cooperate with other teams and cross-functional leaders to maintain execution within the organizational best practices. 
  • Proactively monitor technical and industry trends to help improve the delivered product and software development practices. 
  • Accountability for overall quality delivered product through automated scans/tools, code review, team best practices, enterprise standards, etc. 
  • Analyze, design, code, debug, integrate, and test complex software application solutions. 
  • Take proactive ownership and responsibility for all aspects of the development lifecycles from planning/design to implementation/maintenance. 
  • Communicate effectively through written and verbal formats with team, internal stakeholders, and management. 
  • When necessary, represent Lincoln to external partners/teams in order to accomplish mutual integration goals. 
  • Provide direction on assignments, projects, and/or initiatives to build and enhance the capabilities of the BenTech program. 
  • Assess and measure solution design impacts on IT infrastructure capacity, application architecture standards, future maintenance/support needs, and bottom-line cost-benefits in consultation with appropriate internal stakeholders. 
  • Serve as an escalation point, investigates and resolves complex problems, including support for production systems, in a timely manner. 

What we’re looking for


  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or Computer Engineering 
  • 5+ years of experience in application development that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position  
  • Java/Spring Boot development experience 
  • Rest API development experience 
  • Moderate to senior database knowledge  
  • Strong communication skills of complex solutions to technical and non-technical audience 



  • Knowledge of group insurance, financial systems/products, benefit administration, or Insurtech platform integrations is a strong plus 
  • Microservices and Event-Driven Architectures  
  • AWS experience 


Level: P4 


Pay Range: $102,301 - $184,500 


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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