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Lincoln Financial Group Sr. Application Developer/Release Engineer (Remote) in Topeka, Kansas

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 #: 71987

The Role at a Glance

Coordinate and release management activities the functions of (continuous integration/continuous delivery) Pipeline and is responsible in creating and maintaining automated CICD build and release pipelines using GitLab DevOps. Support full automation of CI/CD Testing. Establish an automated DevOps release management pipeline (e.g., build, staging, testing, deployment). Support tools on the approved CICD toolchain to include Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Source Code Management, Test, Build, Security, and Process Automation tooling. This position reports to the Director of the Life New Business Information Technology (NBIT) Team.

What you'll be doing

  • Support day to day deployment activities for both production and non-production environment in on-premises and cloud.

  • Collaborate with 20+ internal development and QA teams to help ensure end-to-end quality and adherence to Lincoln’s Change Governance processes.

  • Support from source control, through build automation, merge resolution, CI, test automation, deployment based on tools usage and policies, standards.

  • Enable DevOps to create Release Requests for the respective artifacts and deploy the artifacts into QA, UAT and Production Environments respectively through CI/CD Pipeline.

  • Troubleshoot issues along the CI/CD pipelines.

  • Assist with QA testing activities as needed.

  • Support deployment DDL and DML deployments for Oracle and Postgresql.

  • Assist with adoption and implementation of Liquibase.

  • Validate and verify the applications resources after every deployment.

  • Assist with Security validation tasks in the on-premise and cloud environments.

  • Become fully versed in and adhere to Lincoln’s Change Advisory Board (CAB) processes.

  • Involves planning and scheduling activities and resources required to achieve release implementation with minimal amount of risk.

  • Coordination of resources and activities required to deliver releases.

  • Ability to work with multiple integration groups, understand their needs, assist with alignment of activities with other groups for validation production releases.

What we’re looking for

  • 5+ years' experience of release management activities, understanding of deployment environments, including planning and scheduling of releases.

  • 5+ years' experience working with multiple repositories, Branches and create external pull requests to merge the code with respective Master Branches.

  • 5+ years' experience creating pipelines for the multiple repos and build applications across the pipelines and create artifacts.

  • 5+ years' experience integrating security scanning into DevOps Pipeline.

  • Experience in integrating test automation into DevOps pipeline.

  • Change Management knowledge/experience.

  • Solid understanding of DevOps processes and best practices.

  • Ability to effectively handle multiple responsibilities and priorities and manage time in a fast-paced and sometimes pressured environment.

  • Ability to work well in groups, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.

  • Ability to think critically, use logic and reasoning, and identify alternative solutions to problems.

  • Skills in communicating both in writing and verbally.

  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle.

  • Knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodologies.

  • Knowledge of source control (Git, TFVC or similar).

  • Knowledge of Liquibase deployment patterns.

  • Knowledge of network operating systems, software, and client server hardware systems, and the ability to maintain them in a production environment.

  • Open to a cadence of every 2 weeks for production releases.


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 (https://hrdirectdocs.lfg.com/misc/HR/Recruiting/BenefitsResourcesGuide.pdf)

  • 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, 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 a diverse and inclusive (https://www.lfg.com/public/aboutus/companyoverview/diversityinclusion?audience_page_id=1422918942386) environment 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 (http://www.facebook.com/lincolnfinancialgroup) , Twitter (https://mobile.twitter.com/lincolnfingroup) , LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/4307?trkInfo=tas%3Alincoln+financial%2Cidx%3A3-1-3&trk=tyah) , and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lincolnfingroup/) . Sign up for email alerts at http://newsroom.lfg.com

Be Aware of Fraudulent Recruiting Activities

If you are interested in a career at Lincoln, we encourage you to review our current openings and apply on our website. Lincoln values the privacy and security of every applicant and urges all applicants to diligently protect their sensitive personal information from scams targeting job seekers. These scams can take many forms including fake employment applications, bogus interviews and falsified offer letters.

Lincoln will not ask applicants to provide their social security numbers, date of birth, bank account information or other sensitive information in job applications. Additionally, our recruiters do not communicate with applicants through free e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or conduct interviews utilizing video chat rooms. We will never ask applicants to provide payment during the hiring process or extend an offer without conducting a phone, live video or in-person interview. Please contact Lincoln's fraud team at fraudhotline@lfg.com if you encounter a recruiter or see a job opportunity that seems suspicious.

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. 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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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. 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.