Sr. Agile Developer - Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Allstate CompoZed developers have some competencies in some of the aspects of software engineering, including testing/QA, front end JavaScript and mobile development, back-end and SQL. Most developers are also skilled in DevOps, including systems administration-style work such as scripting deploys and setting up continuous integration. Pairing developers with other experienced team members ensures training and knowledge transfer is happening as efficiently as possible without risking the quality of the development. This role drives quality delivery through:

  • Utilizing Paired programming
  • Leveraging Test-Driven Development
  • Daily interactions and open communication channels with you and your Product Manager
  • Participation in Iteration Planning, Stand-up and Retrospective meetings

Expectations for a CompoZed developer include:

  1. Demonstrate technical skills and aptitude needed to meet/exceed delivery velocity expectations as a full stack developer

  2. Actively learn different technologies as needed for delivery of stories

  3. Adhere to CompoZed practices (for example, pair programming and test-driven development) and hold others accountable for the same

  4. Deliver on all phases of development work from initial kick-off, technical setup, application development, and support

  5. Embrace approach of making collaborative, fast, local decisions; then course correct as/if needed (test/learn/iterate)

  6. Active participation in regular CompoZed meetings (e.g., site standup, product team standup, iteration planning meeting, retrospective, lunch & learns)

  7. Actively work to transfer knowledge of Allstate CompoZed practices and technical skills to other people (including delivery areas) to grow adoption

  8. Provide meaningful/thoughtful feedback on others as requested

  9. Receive constructive criticism and take necessary steps to improve where/when needed

  10. If there is bench time, leverage it to work on any assigned projects and/or for self-study to advance technical skills

  11. Developed code should promote principles of 12 factor apps, availability, scalability, maintainability and security

  12. Maintain positive outlook in handling continuous change and bring a sense of urgency in driving positive change at Allstate (innovation, faster time to market, improved quality)

  13. Embrace an organization model that is self-directed / self-managed as a team and as individuals

  14. Satisfy all administrative-type requirements such as Prism timesheets, HR timesheets, performance management process, annual compliance, security training, etc.

About You

  • You are entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action and leadership in ambiguous situations
  • You are passionate about technical topics such as computer languages and frameworks, mobility and Internet of Things.
  • You can translate complex user stories into a good technical code and deliver it effectively.
  • You're ready to judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of your customers.

Job Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years technology development and implementation experience.
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies (especially Agile XP), including paired programming and test driven development.
  • Java and/or JavaScript coding background including familiarity with the following tools:

o Intellij-IDE

o Github

o Spring Framework

o MySQL or MongoDB

Familiarity with the following is a plus:

o Jenkins

o Gradle

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science or certificate from a computer science programming immersive software engineering program.

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 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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