Allstate

Full Stack Engineer-Lead

Posted on Aug 7 226 views Tempe, AZ


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

About You
  • You are passionate about software engineering
  • You measure success by delivering working software and end user satisfaction
  • You have a desire to reimagine our business for the customer’s benefit
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity, and even use it to drive better ideas, work and success
What You Will Do

In this role, you will serve as a member of the Rapid Prototype and Development team in Tempe, AZ.  You will practice and be the champion of Agile delivery utilizing Continuous Integration & Deployment practices.  You will own the full stack of software products; developing and implementing frontends (web or mobile), and backend services.  You will leverage test driven development and continuous integration to ensure agility and quality of products.

You will actively participate in the decision-making process of the team ensuring that the simplest appropriate technology and design is chosen to meet user needs. You will coach other team members, creating an environment of continuous learning, and constantly challenging and stretching the knowledge of the team. 

Job Duties
•    Participate in inception and iteration planning meetings, infusing backlogs with technical input working in close partnership with the product owner and product engineering manager
•    Lead and participates in daily site, cross-site, and product team standups
•    Lead and participates in retrospectives; demonstrating and encouraging each participant to provide feedback with empathy
•    Partner in 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
•    Serve as an expert on one or more business domains and a lead advocate of one or more technology stacks; share that knowledge across organizations
•    Participate in shaping the architecture and design of the products we build; actively help the team in choosing the right technology, and solving technical problems
•    Coach the team in writing software and building products
•    Establish continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment pipelines and practices
•    Lead and participate in knowledge sharing, and contribute to the overall growth of the collective knowledge of the engineering community.
 

Job Qualifications

Overall
•    5+ years of developing and implementing systems at scale
•    Recent experience working in an eXtreme Programming (XP) or agile environment
•    Strong verbal communication and collaboration skills
•    Experience designing applications iteratively – you will not receive a full spec upfront and will need to feel comfortable thinking things through, filling in the blanks, and iterating across sprints as we receive feedback and pivot based on customer feedback
•    Experience developing software in different programming languages, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new languages
•    Able to learn new technologies, and teach other members of the team
•    Strong understanding of distributed systems, operating systems, networking, databases, security, and analytics
•    Clear understanding of cloud services, deployment models, and distributed systems

Job Qualifications-cont

Technical 

  • Experience in Test Driven Development; including knowledge and experience in testing frameworks (such as junit, mockito, jasmine, protractor, cucumber, and other like technologies)
  • Experience and knowledge in developing/consuming REST APIs including tooling for documentation (such as swagger, REST-docs, openapi spec, Postman), versioning, service discovery/registration, testing and management, with recent experience in Spring Boot, (experience using API gateways a plus)
  • Data (SQL or similar query language), data constructs (XML, JSON), and ORM tools (Hibernate)
  • Experience in responsive web front end / single page application development using modular JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and Less, including recent experience with React.js
  • Hands on experience on modern JavaScript tools such as Webpack, Babel, ESLint, Gulp, NPM, Bower, Browserify, Grunt and/or similar technologies
  • Actual experience developing continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment pipelines for distributed apps (including use of Jenkins, Artifactory, Gradle)
  • Knowledge and experience on approaches and tools for automated testing and monitoring 
  • Source Control Management (preferably Git/GitHub)
  • Familiarity with public cloud technologies, preferably AWS

Education
A college degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or similar field, including a solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals

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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