Senior Software Engineer - Agile XP

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Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

The Role
Allstate is looking for a senior software engineer to lead Agile XP development teams in building digital products to support the Underwriting Technology Services strategy. You and the team will develop code all day, every day, on a full stack cloud platform using pivotal cloud foundry, leveraging test-driven development and continuous integration/delivery. You will work in a highly structured, paired programming environment and partner with Product Managers within Underwriting Technology Services to translate our product strategy into highly functional, modular, and high-performance code. This is a tremendous opportunity to lead the creation of next-generation technologies, capabilities, and products to set us apart from the competition.Don't miss this opportunity to join a team where your innovative thinking and technology skills can help build digital products that will fundamentally change claim handling practices and the way people interact with Allstate.

The CompoZed Full Stack Software Engineers work as part of agile eXtreme Programming teams who own the inception, development and full lifecycle of digital products. The team practices methodologies and adheres to principles put forth by the lean startup and lean enterprise movements. The team puts the system user at the center of everything they do; ensuring that users receive the most value out of the products being developed.

The CompoZed Full Stack Software Engineers qualify through a screening and suitability assessment (Opportunity Assessment of Developers). They work in a highly structured paired environment. They architect and design their own systems to deliver their products using modern tools, technologies, frameworks, and systems. They develop test driven code all day and every day. They are highly focused on test driven development, continuous delivery and innovation. They own and manage running their application in production, and ultimately becomes accountable for the success of their digital products through achieving the KPIs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in product scoping, discovery and framing, and inceptions providing technical input and helps translate user features into system design
  • Leads and participates in inceptions and iteration planning meetings, infusing backlogs with technical input working in close partnership with the product manager
  • Leads and participates in daily site, cross-site, and product team standups
  • Leads and participates in retrospectives; demonstrating and encouraging each participant to provide feedback with empathy
  • Leads the effort of shaping the architecture and design of the product
  • Leads collaboration and strategy alignment across product portfolios (cross-product) in partnership with product managers, other peers and key stakeholders with the customer needs and wants in mind
  • Serves as an expert on multiple business domain and a distinguished advocate of multiple technology stacks and shares that knowledge across organizations
  • Serves as the anchor of the team and practices technical leadership; helping guide the team in choosing the right technology, solving technical problems, and resolving any technical conflicts within the team
  • Coaches the team and leads daily practices of using paired programming and test driven development in writing software and building products and enhancements
  • Establishes continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment pipelines and practices
  • Leads and 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
  • 7+ years of developing and implementing systems at scale
  • Strong understanding of computer science concepts, object oriented design principles
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems, operating systems, networking, databases, security, and analytics
  • Hands on experience and accountability architecting, designing, implementing and delivering large scale distributed systems and/or applications for the cloud, including microservices architectures and 12-factor principles
  • Experience developing software in different programming languages, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new languages, including but not limited to Javascript, Java (Spring), .NET, Ruby, Python, Golang, and Javascript
  • Experience and knowledge in developing REST APIs including tooling for documentation (swagger, REST-docs, openapi spec), versioning, service discovery/registration, testing and management; experience using API gateways a plus
  • Experience and knowledge in web and API security including authentication, authorization, OAuth, OWASP, OpenID, and SAML
  • Experience in backend development design and implementation; database (relational, NoSQL, caching), messaging and big data development, implementation and optimization
  • Experience in responsive web front end / single page application development using modular JavaScript including apps targeted for mobile devices
  • Hands on experience on modern JavaScript tools such as Webpack, Babel, ESLint, Gulp, NPM, Bower, Browserify, Grunt and similar technologies
  • Actual experience developing continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment pipelines for distributed apps
  • Knowledge and advanced experience using distributed version control systems (git), artifact management systems, build and packaging systems (maven, gradle, npm, artifactory, etc...) and continuous integration tools (Jenkins, TravisCI, Concourse, Bamboo, GoCD).
  • Knowledge and experience on approaches and tools for automated testing and monitoring
  • Actual experience working in an eXtreme Programming (XP) or agile environment; experienced working in

  • a paired programming/engineering model
  • Experience in Test Driven Development; including knowledge and experience in testing frameworks like junit, mockito, jasmine, protractor, cucumber, and other like technologies
  • Able to lead agile teams and lead collaboration across teams; serving as an anchor or technical lead for complex distributed systems spanning multiple apps, services, APIs, and datastores
  • Actual experience and familiarity with open source software
  • Able to learn new technologies, and teach other members of the team/s
  • 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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