Sr. Software Engineer

Date: Apr 10, 2024

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 #: 72347


The Role at a Glance


This role is for a hands-on Senior Software Engineer (Java-focused primarily) to join Lincoln’s emerging Employer Benefits & Insurance Technology (InsurTech) 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 InsurTech 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 InsurTech 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


  • Owning and managing the full lifecycle of web applications; from Analyzing, designing, coding, debugging, integrating, and testing complex software application solutions. 
  • Constructing and implementing software within a full stack environment (Front end, API, persistence, integrations) 
  • Leveraging front-end frameworks (e.g. Angular 2+, React.js) and back-end frameworks (e.g. Spring Boot) 
  • Practicing and driving engineering practices such as DevOps (CI/CD; you build it, you own it), 12-factor design and independent architecture 
  • Contribute to the overall productivity and health of the team through identifying areas for improvement/innovation, establishing more efficient processes, etc. 
  • Actively participate in development of 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 InsurTech 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 
  • Front-end experience (Angular/React) 
  • Rest API development experience 
  • Moderate to senior database knowledge  
  • Strong communication skills of complex solutions to technical and non-technical audience 
  • Cloud Experience 



What’s it like to work here?

At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.


What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career

  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities

  • PTO/parental leave

  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits

  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program

  • Tuition assistance program

  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations

  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training


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.


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group helps people to plan, protect and retire with confidence. As of Dec. 31, 2022, approximately 16 million customers trust our guidance and solutions across four core businesses – annuities, life insurance, group protection and retirement plan services. As of September 30, 2023, the company had $290 billion in end-of-period account balances, net of reinsurance. Headquartered in Radnor, Pa., Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. Learn more at


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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.


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