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VP, Agile Engineering Leader

Lincoln Financial Group Radnor, PA

Job Description

Alternate Locations:Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania); Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #57090

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 customers 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 VP, Agile Engineering Leader will be a hands-on Technology Leader driving Lincoln Financial Groups (LFG) Agile Transformation program. You will drive our Agile Transformation effort at scale, owning and delivering on tactical execution plans. You will interface with other transformational leaders and initiatives within DevOps, Automation and Engineering Practices, as you guide waterfall-based teams transitioning to an Agile development model.


  • Lead the adoption/transformation for an enterprise agile implementation
  • Continue to develop our Agile transformation strategy and drive the supporting execution plan supporting
  • Hands-on leadership and experience implementing a scaled agile operating model inclusive of value stream orientation
  • Understands how to develop and implement an inclusive Agile strategy covering technology, HR, communication, recognition, tools, metrics and change management.
  • Present and evangelize the Lincoln Agile methodology to all leadership levels throughout the organization.
  • Lead the Agile coaching practice and transformation team efforts.
  • Must drive an agile operating model that is Lincoln-ized to reflect and consider our existing and future operating environment.
  • Work closely with key executive leaders and practitioners to gain full alignment.
  • Provide leadership and direction to delivery leaders adopting agile delivery practices.
  • Contribute to the organizations transformation efforts to drive an agility mindset.
  • Ensure agile operating model facilitates cross-project and program coordination and collaboration to ensure successful work effort delivery
  • Establish, evaluate and report relevant agile metrics to continually drive high quality delivery
  • Develop, coach, and mentor LFG employees to advance their skills in the agile methodology
  • Exhibit thought leadership across LFG in all facets of the Agile methodology through speaking engagements, regular communication and other activities that will encourage adoption
  • Lead any required Agile organizational transformations
  • Keep abreast of new and evolving techniques, methods and strategies in project delivery methodologies


  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) (Minimum Required)
  • Educational concentration in Information Technology preferred.


  • 12+years of experience leading technology transformational change initiatives and enterprise change management, including 5+ years of resource management, strategy development and ability to influence all management levels
  • 5+ years proven track record in successfully managing agile projects or large scale transformational initiatives. Experience in Agile Coaching and Mentoring, Project Management or Project Development. Understanding the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Experience with Agile practices (Agile, Lean, Scrum, Kanban, etc.)
  • Ability to work effectively collaborate across the organization at all levels to remove barriers to the adoption of Agile
  • Effective communications skills (both written and verbal) and ability to understand needs and influence multiple work groups and high levels of leadership.
  • Ability to listen, understand, and anticipate the customers needs as a critical component of the Agile methodology
  • Proven experience successfully driving and leading an enterprise Agile Transformation effort at scale in a technology organization.
  • Must be a seasoned leader that has practical hands-on delivery experience and possesses the ability to think strategically while owning and delivering on tactical execution plans.
  • Familiarity with other technical transformational initiatives such as DevOps, Automation and Engineering Practices.
  • Proven success delivering, supporting, influencing and guiding waterfall-based teams as they transition to an Agile development model.
  • Must also be a skilled communicator with exceptionally strong influencing skills at all levels of the organization #LI-KM1

This position may be subject to Lincolns 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 Lincolns 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.

Job Details

Date Posted November 14, 2018
Date Closes December 14, 2018
Requisition 57090-en_US
Located In Radnor, PA
Department Information Technology
SOC Category 00-0000.00