Software Engineer

Posted on Apr 8 57 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. 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 more than 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.

Job Summary

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again!
Allstate is looking for a

Java Software Engineer

to join our Discoverable Data Domain team in support of the Allstate Family of Companies.

Allstate is expanding beyond insurance to offer our customers a complete circle of protection for all aspects of their lives. The Allstate Family of Companies, formed through acquisition and new business startup, includes brands like Allstate Roadside Services, InfoArmor, SquareTrade, Esurance, Allstate Benefits, Allstate Dealer Services, and Drift Car Sharing.

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 Discoverable Data Domain team in Tempe, AZ. You will practice and be the champion of Agile delivery utilizing Continuous Integration & Deployment practices. You will be developing and implementing Java-based Restful 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

Participates in iteration planning meetings ensuring that the team has a common understanding of each story and chores in a team’s backlog
Leads and participates in daily site, cross-site, and product team standups
Participates in retrospectives to gather feedback and derive actionable items to improve the team and the product
Participates in executing the strategy, keeping the customer needs and wants in mind
Serves as an expert on a specific business domain and demonstrates leadership and accountability on at least one technology stack
Provides input into the architecture and design of the product; collaborating with the team in solving problems the right way
Practices daily paired programming and test-driven development in writing software and building product
Coaches more junior team members around different technologies and agile practices
Participates in knowledge sharing, and contributes to the overall growth of the collective knowledge of the team.



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


    • 3+ years of developing and implementing software systems at scale

    • Experience and knowledge in developing/consuming

      Java (version 8 and onwards) based REST APIs

      including tooling for documentation (swagger, REST-docs, openapi spec, Postman), versioning, service discovery/registration, testing and management, with recent experience in Spring Boot is required
    • Recent experience working in a SAFe 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


    • Experience in Test Driven Development; including knowledge and experience in testing frameworks (such as junit, mockito, jasmine, protractor, cucumber, and other like technologies)

    • Data (SQL or similar query language), data constructs (XML, JSON), and ORM tools (Hibernate)
    • Hands on experience on NoSQL databases, preferably MongoDB.
    • 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)
    • Experience using API gateways a plus

    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. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit

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