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Principal Engineer I- Enterprise Engineering (Mobility)

Chevy Chase, MD

Principal Engineer I- Enterprise Engineering (Mobility)

Position Summary

GEICO is seeking an experienced Principal 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 Principal Engineer is a key member of the Mobility Management platform engineering staff working across the organization to provide a friction-less experience to our customers and maintain the highest standards of protection and availability. Our team thrives and succeeds in delivering high quality technology products and services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly. The ideal candidate has broad and deep technical knowledge, typically ranging from front-end UIs through back-end systems and all points in between.

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Position Responsibilities

As a Senior Engineer, you will:
  • Engineer and build associate experiences for end user computing devices
  • Scope, design, and build scalable, resilient distributed systems
  • Build product definition and leverage your technical skills to drive towards the right solution
  • Engage in cross-functional collaboration throughout the entire software lifecycle
  • Lead in design sessions and code reviews with peers to elevate the quality of engineering across the organization
  • Define, create, and support reusable application components/patterns from a business and technology perspective
  • Utilize programming languages like Bash, Python, PowerShell, or other object-oriented languages, SQL, and NoSQL databases, Container Orchestration services including Docker and Kubernetes, and a variety of Azure tools and services
  • Mentor other engineers
  • Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams
  • Participate in Production on-call support
  • Extensive hands-on experience with endpoint management platforms such as Workspace ONE, Intune, SCCM, and JamF (Ivanti is a plus)
  • Moderate to advanced understanding of Directory Services(both on-prem and Azure AD) and enterprise level networks
  • Demonstrated experience in PowerBI
  • Experience in the maintenance of virtual workstation platforms such as Citrix, VDI, and AVD (Azure Subscriptions are desired)
  • Experience with management of security compliance configurations (GPOs and CSPs)
  • Proven track record in automating processes and workflows in the context of User and Device management
  • Strong Windows and Mac endpoint troubleshooting, including the ability to decipher logs
  • Excellent comprehension, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various audiences (leadership, highly technical, and non-technical business partners)
  • Strong PowerShell and/or Python scripting skills
  • Experience with project management, including the identification of milestone, due dates, and priority
  • Experience with Endpoint and Third-party application patch management
  • Experience with Enterprise level documentation creation and design
  • Experience with Cloud Services Administration (Azure, AWS, etc.)
  • Familiarity with application monitoring and performance assessments
  • Advanced programming experience with at least two modern languages such as Java, Go, C++, Python, PowerShell, or C# including object-oriented design
  • Proven understanding of microservices oriented architecture and extensible REST APIs
  • Experience building the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling) of new and current systems
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Dynatrace, Thousand Eyes, Influx, Grafana or equivalents
  • Advanced understanding of DevOps concepts including Azure DevOps framework and tools
  • Advanced understanding of monitoring concepts and tooling
  • Understanding of security protocols and products: Active Directory, Windows Authentication, SAML, OAuth
  • Experience with continuous delivery and infrastructure as code
  • Knowledge of developer tooling across the software development life cycle (task management, source code, building, deployment, operations, real-time communication)
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
  • One or more of the following certifications are highly desired: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ900) and/or Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS900)
  • 4+ years of engineering experience on MDM platforms that support both Windows and Mac devices
  • 3+ years of experience with architecture and design
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service
  • 2+ years of experience in open-source frameworks
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience
At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new 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-R0048737
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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