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Principal Engineer II - Testing Frameworks and Platforms

Chevy Chase, MD / Remote

Principal Engineer II - Qualification and Delivery

Position Summary
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
The Principal Engineer II in Qualification and delivery will engineer solutions and empower the developer community with experiences, tools, and automated processes that reduce friction and improve developer satisfaction, flow, and cycle-times. This role will be heavily centered around engineer solutions with the goal to improve developer flow, reduce cycle times, and provide fast feedback loops. An important outcome of qualification and delivery is to give developers tools and automation that governs the process of software delivery, testing and compliance. You will lead the strategy and execution of a technical roadmap that will increase the velocity of delivering and testing products and unlock new engineering capabilities. The ideal candidate has broad and deep technical knowledge supporting full stack development, and delivery and testing platforms with a strong understanding of data structures and algorithms.

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Position Responsibilities
As a Principal Engineer II, you will:
• Focus on multiple areas and provide leadership to the engineering teams.
• Own complete solution across its entire life cycle.
• Influence and build vision with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve complex problems for building enterprise class business applications.
• Accountable for the quality, usability, and performance of the solutions
• Lead in design sessions and code reviews to elevate the quality of engineering across the organization.
• Utilize programming languages such as, GO, Java, Typescript, React, HTML, 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.
• Mentor more junior team members professionally to help them realize their full potential.
• Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams.

• Fluency and specialization with at least two modern languages such as GO, Java, C++, Python or C# including object-oriented design.
• Experience building products of micro-services-oriented architecture and extensible REST APIs
• Experience building micro frontends.
• Experience building the architecture and design of new and current systems (architecture, design patterns, reliability, and scaling)
• Experience writing highly complex YAML pipeline/workflow code in GitHub.
• Experience in the automation of testing solutions utilizing Data driven, keyword driven, hybrid testing and BDD (Behavioral Driven Development) frameworks.
• Experience writing highly complex docker files or other containerization technologies such as Podman, Kaniko, containerd, etc.
• Experience writing highly complex YAML code for containers orchestration on different compute platforms.
• Experience with continuous delivery and infrastructure as code.
• Experience with Test data management tools and practices.
• Fluency in DevOps Concepts, Cloud Architecture and Azure DevOps Operational Framework
• Experience in leveraging PowerShell scripting.
• Experience in Datacenter structure, capabilities, and offerings, including the Azure platform and its native services.
• Experience in security protocols and products: understanding of Azure Active, Directory, Active Directory, Windows Authentication, SAML, OAuth.
• In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms.
• 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.

• 8+ years of professional platform development or general development experience
• 5+ years of experience with architecture and design
• 5+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service
• 4+ years of experience in open-source frameworks

• Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience

Annual Salary
$100,000.00 - $236,500.00
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.

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-R0048975
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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