AVP, Distributed Compute, Storage and Data Protection


USD 138,001.00 - 251,200.00 per year
Full Time


Data security
Active Directory
Capacity management
Continuous improvement
Business software
Microsoft Azure
Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI)
IT service management
Availability management
Strategic leadership
Service level
Change management
Leadership development
Life insurance
Microsoft Windows
Amazon Web Services
Test-driven development

Job Details

Alternate Locations: Work from Home

Work Arrangement:

Remote : Work at home employee residing outside of a commutable distance to an office location.

Relocation assistance: is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #: 72675

The Role at a Glance

This position provides executive leadership, direction, and functional expertise to ensure departmental results for his/her assigned area(s) within the Enterprise Technology and Operations (ETO) organization. S/he is responsible for developing, implementing, communicating, and managing all distributed compute (Windows, Linux, and AIX), domain services (Active Directory, Azure Active Directory), distributed storage (block and NAS) and data protection services, organizations, and programs within the core infrastructure services team.

The primary goal of the distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage and data protection program is to provide continuous core infrastructure, business service and application availability to support all IT workload and data requirements. This includes responsibility for all aspects of the distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage and data protection planning, engineering, operations, budget, staff, contracts, internal facilities team partnership and third-party service provider management.

What you'll be doing

  • Plan, build, run and manage enterprise-wide distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage, and data protection services, including infrastructure service strategies, plan development, plan execution, management of all infrastructure delivery, operations functions, IT budgets and continuous availability and capacity requirements.
  • Provide executive leadership and management responsibility for all distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage, and data protection services with a major focus on engineering and operations while achieving all project schedules, financial estimates, ensuring adequacy of end-state production performance, capacity management and system availability.
  • Provide executive leadership and management responsibility for the execution, completion, and continuous improvement of all distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage, and data protection services.
  • Collaborate with the other IT, cloud, infrastructure, security, business application, business resiliency teams, and external business partners to plan, direct, and maintain effective infrastructure solutions.
  • Provide executive leadership and direction with core infrastructure services consumption of Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Azure Event Hub, Azure Arc, Windows/Linux Server on Azure and Azure Stack HCI and usage of generative AI to advance capabilities.
  • Manage and advance distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage and data protection communications to internal management, internal stakeholders, audit committee(s), steering committee(s), business unit management and external stakeholders including regulators, auditors, and customers.
  • Provide executive leadership and proactive oversight in assessments of the impact of application migrations to Lincoln AWS environments and potential disruptions in IT services, including production impacting incidents in partnership with the availability management team.
  • Directs, establishes, and implements, and evaluates priorities, performance goals and objectives to ensure departmental results for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Provides strategic leadership and direction to continually improve the capability and results for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility. Directs/executes approved strategy decisions and contributes to strategy creation for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Drives and directs the development of strategy for innovative infrastructure and operations solutions, in collaboration with key business stakeholders to anticipate and address current and evolving business needs, opportunities and trends.
  • Manage and enforce all distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage and data protection policies, standards, contracts, service providers, along with associated service-level agreements (SLAs), for external service providers, as required.
  • Initiate and manage distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage and data protection infrastructure capacity planning and coordination with key IT technology groups in support of specific business unit initiatives focusing on proactively ensuring an adequate infrastructure performance and capacity ecosystem.
  • Maintains knowledge on current industry and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies.
  • Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.

What we're looking for

  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (10 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) in leading distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage and data protection organizations and technology solutions (Minimum Required).
  • 10+ Years' experience in leading engineering and delivery for distributed compute, domain services, distributed storage and data protection services and solutions management that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position, including 5+ years of executive managerial, and/or demonstrated executive leadership experience (Required).


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: $138,001 - $251,200

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 LincolnFinancial.com.

Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive 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.

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Additional Information

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