Application Developer - Android - DrivewiseConnected Car

Chicago, Illinois
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Oct 02, 2016
Dec 01, 2016
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Job Description

The Team
Consumer connectivity is growing daily – in our cars, on our smartphones, in our homes. Allstate has recognized this trend, and through Connected Car/Drivewise, we're bringing savings and safety to more than 300,000 customers. We are fast approaching the 2.5-billion-mile mark for miles driven by Drivewise customers, and have launched Allstate's first mobile app to collect customer driving information.

We must grow our team to move Allstate into a clear industry-leading position in connected-car solutions. Allstate is committed to moving quickly as the market expands and evolves, leveraging findings from the test- and-learn approach to bring the best solutions and services to market.

Don't miss this opportunity to join a team where your innovative thinking and technology skills can improve the safety of those on the road and further enhance the car-ownership experience.

The Role

Allstate is currently looking to hire multiple experienced Mobile Application Developers to join our expanding mobile technology center of excellence. The Application Developers will be responsible for the development and implementation of innovative customer-facing mobile applications for Android devices.

Job Description


Develop and implement mobile application solutions for Android mobile devices
Participates and contributes to all phases in building new digital products, including programming, defect correction, unit testing, code review and deployment planning
Work in an agile development environment (Scrum/Paired programming)

Production monitoring and support as needed
Provides expertise on mobile current standards and cutting edge technologies and frameworks.
Partners closely with non-technical staff to define user requirements.
Provides estimates for the work plan.
Assists in producing and executes on well-documented technical designs.
Advises on best practices for mobile UI design for the Google platform.

Job Qualifications

3+ years of hands-on mobile application development experience for Android phones/tablets.
Experience with enterprise level, high-availability mobile application development required.
Proficiency in Android Studio required
Experience with responsive web design highly preferred.
Proficient in Webservices (REST, SOAP, JSON), XML, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript.)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Up to date on Google development standards
Working knowledge of profile provisioning and key management (such as push notifications, mapping etc.)
Strong knowledge of phone features such as accelerometer, camera, GPS and experience integrating with these functions.
Strong understanding for testing methodologies such as functional, SOA and performance testing.
Insurance industry experience a plus.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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