Manager of Software Engineering

Alternate Locations: Work from Home

Work Arrangement:Work from Home

Relocation assistance::is not available for this opportunity.

Pay Range: $83,500 - $179,100

Bonus Potential:

Requisition #:67976

The Role at a glance:

We are excited to bring on a dynamic and proven Manager of Software Engineering to collaborate across Group Protection and IT stakeholders to deliver best in class capabilities.

Background Details:

As Lincoln Financial group continues its technology transformation, our Group Protection technology teams are dedicated to serve our business growth and enable outstanding customer experience. As the Director, Application Development - Group Protection, you will lead a dynamic team working in an agile environment focused on building the necessary capabilities to support our claimants and their employers. Lincoln's Group Protection business is evolving and embracing technology transformation across the board, and this Manager of Software Engineering - Group Protection will help execute uponthe roadmap for how our solutions are architected and implemented for years to come. This is a great opportunity for an experienced technical leader to partner with CX, re-engineering and claims operations teams, to innovate and create solutions that drive our business.


  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal clients to better understand how technology can best support current and future business needs.
  • Builds organizational capability within their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Collaborates with appropriate project management resources on the development and execution of project plans, test plans and implementation plans including ensuring appropriate project resource allocations.
  • Communicates in a timely and appropriate manner to management and other stakeholders regarding scope, status, risks and issues; develops mitigation plans if necessary.
  • Ensures all new systems and/or major modifications for their assigned area(s) of responsibility meet company standards, goals, security and auditing requirements.
  • Ensures that business applications meet established service level agreements.
  • Ensures that top talent is hired and retained for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Establishes and implements individual and team priorities, performance goals and objectives to ensure completion of responsibility for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality across for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.
  • Manages a team and processes for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Manages and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Manages and evaluates individual/team performance and takes appropriate action to meet and/or exceed performance standards for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Manages assigned area(s) of responsibility to ensure workloads are appropriately balanced among team members.
  • Manages the analysis, development and delivery of applications which meet current and future business needs for their assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Manages the development and execution of increasingly complex test plans (as applicable) to ensure accuracy and that the applications meet business needs.
  • May develop and manage budget/expenses for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • May oversee and manage vendor relationships and process to coordinate activities and ensure compliance of statement of work.
  • Partners with stakeholders to ensure that systems are designed, developed and implemented from a business point of view.
  • Provides training and development opportunities, including stretch assignments, for team members and gives honest and open feedback to aid in the development of talent.
  • Reviews functional specifications, business requirements, and test plans to ensure accurate system enhancements, optimize customer satisfaction and to ensure the integrity of the platforms for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Serves as a point of escalation and/or resource to investigate and resolve system outages, application issues and project concerns.
  • Serves as a resource to team members and internal/external stakeholders on more complex assignments/projects for their assigned area(s) of responsibility.



Must Haves:
  • 5+ years of experience that directly aligns with the responsibilities for this position including 3 years of working directly in or with an agile team(s)
  • 1+ years of managerial, supervisory, and/or demonstrated leadership experience
  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience


  • Experience managing teams with full AWS development lifecycle delivery, including Infrastructure Provisioning, Automation and Security
  • Experience with or knowledge of various technologies such as Angular JS, HTML, Javascript, Java (Spring) and API development
  • Experience leading application development in the Claims business of the Insurance industry
  • 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.
  • Resource management background, focused on resource development, training/upskilling, performance assessment, growth opportunities, capacity vs demand requirements
  • Understanding of:
    • Agile, Software development lifecycle
    • DevOps
    • Application security

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

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.

Lincoln will evaluate the following when setting the successful candidate's wage rate:
• Prior work or industry experience.
• Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
• Unique skills

About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 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 $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek's Most Responsible Companies, 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.

Lincoln is committed to creating adiverse and inclusiveenvironment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts 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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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. 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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