Full-Stack Software Engineer (Java/Agile)

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Job Description

Allstate is looking for a Full-Stack Software Engineer to join our dynamic team of scrum/extreme programming (XP) developers in Chicago/Northbrook. Our goal is to build Rating products that support Pricing strategy for Allstate Insurance Products. This team will engineer software all day, every day, on a full-stack cloud platform. Driving quality leveraging test-driven development with continuous integration & continuous delivery is key to our engineering approach. This is a tremendous opportunity to deliver the next-generation Rating product for our end users. This team will be working at our innovation hub in the Merchandise Mart or Northbrook which will provide the latest in modern equipment, healthy work spaces, and engineering tools to accomplish our goals.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in iteration planning meetings ensuring that the team has a common understanding of each story and chores in a team's backlog
  • Leads & Participates in daily site, cross-site, and product team standups
  • Participates in retrospectives to gather feedback and derive actionable items to improve the team and the product
  • Participate in executing the strategy, keeping the customer needs and wants in mind
  • Provides input into the architecture and design of the product; collaborating with the team in solving problems the right way
  • Practices daily paired programming and test driven development in writing software and building products
  • Establishes continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment pipelines and practices
  • Provides support for software products in user environments
  • Participates in knowledge sharing, and contributes to the overall growth of the collective knowledge of the CompoZed Labs community.


Job Qualifications

  • A college degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or similar field, including a solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals
  • 4+ years of developing and implementing systems.
  • Strong understanding of computer science concepts, object oriented programming.
  • Basic understanding of distributed systems, operating systems, networking, databases, security, and analytics
  • Experience developing software in different programming languages, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new languages, including but not limited to ReactJS, Java (Spring).
  • Knowledge of developing REST APIs including service discovery/registration, testing and management; experience using API gateways a plus
  • Experience in backend database development (relational/NoSQL) and optimization.


Job Qualifications (Cont'd)

  • Knowledge of modern Database softwares like SQL, Redis, Mongo DB, etc is a plus.
  • Experience in Test Driven Development; including knowledge in atleast one of testing frameworks like junit, mockito, jasmine, protractor, cucumber, and other like technologies is a plus
  • Able to learn new technologies.
  • Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries


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

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