Sr. Software Engineer

Posted on Jan 15 75 views Chicago, IL

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Job Description

The Data & Intelligent Systems group within Allstate is a world-class technology organization focused on enabling Allstate to become a leader in the technology and data space. We are looking for a highly-skilled professional to join one of the most visible projects within the company: the Unstructured Data Platform. 80% of the world’s data is in unstructured form; Allstate is looking to tap into the potential that processing and analyzing this data could unlock.

This is a chance to be on the bleeding edge of technical innovation– using the latest and greatest technologies to drive business results. Be a part of a team building out a highly-scalable unstructured data platform which is already processing millions of unstructured objects a day. This role will have high visibility, great potential for growth, and a distinct opportunity to make a major impact within our industry.

Job Responsibilities

  • Use Java and Spring Boot to write enterprise services in a fast-past enterprise production team
  • Integrate with and heavily utilize technologies like S3-based object stores, MongoDB, Spring Boot and Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Integrate with Kafka, Splunk and other messaging, logging, and monitoring technologies
  • Create comprehensive unit, functional, performance, and integration test suites
  • Write CI/CD scripts using Jenkins Pipelines
  • Write comprehensive documentation
  • Work closely with the DevOps team in order to integrate new services with our infrastructure
  • Develop a deep understanding of the core components used within the platform and how these interface with other technologies within the company
  • Quickly learn and adjust/supplement your skillset as new requirements come up
  • Participate in production deployments and provide support when issues may arise
Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science required
  • Strong knowledge of programming languages: Java required
  • Extensive experience with the Spring framework, especially Spring MVC or Spring Boot
  • Strong knowledge of database concepts like: Data Integrity, ACID, indexing, partitioning
  • Experience working with non-traditional data systems such as Hadoop, S3 , or Cassandra
  • Experience working with high-throughput systems
  • Experience with multi-threaded applications
  • Strong knowledge of Linux, proficient to advanced knowledge of command line programming
  • Good knowledge of networking concepts including: TCP/IP, UDP, streaming, routing, latency vs throughput
  • Ability to cooperate in a cross-functional team environment spread across many departments, while driving for desired outcomes.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear, concise manner both verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to meet short deadlines and execute against multiple competing priorities with little direct supervision
  • Must have a strong background in working in an Agile environment
  • Hands-on experience with messaging platforms such as Kafka or SQS

Preferred Skills

  • Hands on experience with Cloud Foundry
  • Hands on experience with Docker
  • Undersatnding or hands-on experience with Kubernetes
  • Good knowledge of AWS or another cloud provider
  • Experience with event driven programming
  • Hands on experience with CI/CD (Building pipelines would be a definite plus)

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


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