Software Engineer-Lead, Remote/Home Based

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Jun 09, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
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The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Job Description

The Software Engineer Lead role allows you to participate in a greenfield development effort to replace legacy systems. A somewhat rare occurrence in modern software development. Collaborate with designers, analysts, and testers to deliver high-performing high-quality software products in an agile setting. Day-to-day work involves implementing user stories requiring medium to complex Java solutions on a large-scale Platform as a Service (PaaS) technology.

The role also has a strong leadership component and expects you to guide less-experienced developers on implementations. You are expected to promote a healthy team culture by encouraging learning and challenging ideas, especially through code reviews and design discussions. Ensure high quality code through various forms of testing including unit & component testing. Be a thought leader in helping to establish and refine coding best practices. Take ownership of continuous integration & delivery pipelines to get code to production quickly. You will also support the running of the product in production. You will develop a working knowledge of the complex solutions required to deliver innovative products at the nations largest publicly held insurer for personal lines.

Key Responsibilities

Actively engages in story planning and estimation.
Implements medium to high complexity stories and help others on lower complexity stories.
Collaborates with other engineers, testers, and business experts to foster a high performing inclusive culture.
Leads the design of many software components.
Actively engages in code reviews to yield the highest quality code possible.
Uses experience to challenge approaches but also makes reasonable compromises to achieve delivery objectives.
Uses analytical skills to diagnose support issues that may not be well understood initially.
Participates in all agile ceremonies with an iterative mindset including retrospectives to gather feedback and derive actionable items to improve the team and the product.
Participates in executing the strategy, keeping the customer needs and wants in mind.
Supports an environment of continuous learning through helping others and sharing expertise.
Make technical presentations to the team

Job Qualifications

4+ years of developing and implementing systems at scale preferably in Java.
Ability to distill and present technical information to stakeholders with the appropriate level of detail.
Strong Java development skills preferably with experience in Spring
Working knowledge of Gradle
Experience with CI/CD pipelines in Jenkins
Strong understanding of design patterns, object-oriented principles, and a desire to continuously improve code.
Solid understanding of distributed systems, REST principles, databases, and security best practices.
Solid understanding of software testing techniques at all levels
Solid understanding of data modeling and familiarity with XML and JSON schema standards.
Basic understanding of performance analysis and tuning
Ability to analyze new code quickly and offer constructive feedback.
Familiarity with Platform as a Service (PaaS) and container-based technologies a plus.
Experience with Apache Kafka a plus.
Knowledge of Apache Avro a plus.

A college degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or similar field, including a solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals

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

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats 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, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit

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