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Distinguished Engineer I - (Java/C#/Open Source/Microservices/) - REMOTE

Chevy Chase, MD / Remote

GEICO is seeking an experienced Engineer with a passion for building high-performance, low maintenance, zero-downtime platforms, and applications. You will help drive our insurance business transformation as we transition from a traditional IT model to a tech organization with engineering excellence as its mission, while co-creating the culture of psychological safety and continuous improvement.

Position Description

Our Distinguished Engineer I works with our Principal and Sr. Engineers to innovate and build new systems, improve and enhance existing systems as well as identify new opportunities to apply your knowledge to solve critical problems. You will lead the strategy and execution of a technical roadmap that will increase the velocity of delivering products and unlock new engineering capabilities. The ideal candidate has deep technical expertise in their domain.

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Position Responsibilities

As a Distinguished Engineer I, you will:

- Architect and drive the build out of our modern, event-driven microservices policy system architecture
- Focus on multiple areas and provide technical and thought leadership to the enterprise
- Collaborate with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems
- Develop and execute technical software development strategy for a variety of domains
- Accountable for the quality, usability, and performance of the solutions
- Utilize programming languages like Python, C# or other object-oriented languages, SQL, and NoSQL databases, Container Orchestration services including Docker and Kubernetes, and a variety of Azure tools and services
- Be a role model and mentor, helping to coach and strengthen the technical expertise and know-how of our engineering and product community
- Influence and educate leadership at all levels
- Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams
- Analyze cost and forecast, incorporating them into business plans
- Determine and support resource requirements, evaluate operational processes, measure outcomes to ensure desired results, and demonstrate adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning


- Exemplary ability to design, perform experiments, and influence engineering direction and product roadmap
- Experience partnering with engineering teams and transferring research to production
- Track-record of publications history in credible conferences and journals
- Experience with continuous delivery and infrastructure as code
- In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms
- Experience solving analytical problems with quantitative approaches
- Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
- Knowledge of developer tooling across the software development life cycle (task management, source code, building, deployment, operations, real-time communication)
- Fluency and specialization with at least two modern languages such as Java, Python or C# including object-oriented design
- Experience with micro-services oriented architecture and extensible REST APIs
- Experience building the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and current systems
- Fluency in DevOps Concepts, Cloud Architecture, and Azure DevOps Operational Framework
- Experience in leveraging PowerShell scripting
- Experience in existing Operational Portals such as Azure Portal
- Experience in application monitoring tools and performance assessments: Splunk or Application Insights
- In depth knowledge of Datacenter structure, capabilities, and offerings, including the Azure platform, and its native services including the Azure platform and its native services
- Experience in security protocols and products: Understanding of Active Directory, Windows Authentication, SAML, OAuth
- Experience in Azure Network (Subscription, Security zoning, etc.)
- Highly proficient in architecture assessment and proposals


- 10+ years of professional software development experience within the .NET framework (C# including object-oriented design)
- 8+ years of experience with architecture and design
- 6+ years of experience in open-source frameworks
- 4+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service
- 3+ years of people management experience


- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience



Annual Salary
$110,000.00 - $261,500.00
The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate's work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.

GEICO will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.


As an Associate, you'll enjoy our Total Rewards Program * to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:
  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures
*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

Client-provided location(s): Chevy Chase, MD, USA
Job ID: geico-R0048500
Employment Type: Full Time

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • FSA
    • On-Site Gym
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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