Lead Research Engineer - Autonomous Vehicle Services

Menlo Park, California
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Oct 09, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
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Job Description

As one of Allstate's next generation innovation initiatives, we are developing a team to lead an ambitious project to create value at the confluence of insurance, geo-spatial intelligence and autonomous vehicle technology. The team is responsible for defining the strategy, building solutions, managing the product portfolio and building end user applications in this new and still emerging domain. We are carving out entirely new class of solutions that are driven by analytics data that combines advanced actuarial algorithms with Geo Spatial data and navigation related user experiences. These solutions are geared towards both Business to Business customers as well as consumers in the navigation, connected car and autonomous vehicle industries. We are looking for deep thinkers, researchers, smart software engineers and gritty product owners to join our team.

  • Become the internal product expert for this initiative and Autonomous vehicle and Insurance products.

  • Assist in definition of product vision, value proposition, and positioning for Autonomous Vehicle Services.

  • Conduct research and analysis of industry and market data (customers/competition/technology) that will impact Driver Safety and Insurance pricing.

  • Process input from Customers and internal sources to provide clear product and project prioritization.

  • Assist in developing technical documents that define market and product requirements.

  • Work with Development, Operations, and Project Management to ensure development and delivery of products on time and manage expectations.

  • Be the voice of the customer internally to ensure customer specifications are met during development and manage the development of product definitions and functional requirements.

  • Exhibit strong sense of ownership and ability to work in global team environment.

  • Work closely with Customer Marketing/UX to facilitate creation of ground breaking user experiences across form factors.

  • Support ongoing relationships and strategic alignment with product stakeholders for key customer accounts.

  • Represent Allstate in customer meetings, external functions, projects and consortia, as necessary.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferable in computer science/Business/GIS.
  • Strong technical skills or experience in a technically complex product development environment (e.g. database or software applications).
  • Background in GIS and Navigation applications is a big plus.
  • Past experience in working with Autonomous Vehicle Systems, Traffic data and image processing technologies is a big plus.
  • Strong Excel and data modeling skills are required.
  • Experience in product managing mobile app (Android and iOS) and HTML5 based sites is desired.
  • Ability to cooperate in a cross-functional team environment spread across many departments, while driving for desired outcomes.
  • Ability/willingness to travel ~10-20%.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear, concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Results oriented as demonstrated by proven ability to meet short deadlines and execute against multiple competing priorities with little direct supervision.

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