Java Software Engineer (Remote Home Based Worker)

Posted on Apr 22 Northbrook, IL 439 views

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.


Allstate Benefits is recruiting Software Engineers to transform technical systems. Our common goal is to build digital products that support the strategy of Allstate Benefits, a division within the Allstate brand that provides voluntary benefits to customers. This team builds cloud-native software in a Safe Agile environment. Driving quality by leveraging test-driven development with continuous integration & continuous delivery is key to our engineering approach. We value independent thinking and continuously learning technology skills to build digital products that will fundamentally change the voluntary benefits space. We believe in the “you build it, you run it” mantra, which means you’ll be involved in all phases, from design to build to deployment to production monitoring and support.

Key Responsibilities:

The Software Engineer designs and develops complex, high volume & scalable applications focused on quote to claim applications. Analysis, design, construction, testing and implementation is done in SAFE agile development lifecycles.
• You are passionate about software engineering with an interest in quality, maintainable code
• You love the safety of a strong test suite, with experience or a strong interest in test driven development
• You have a clear understanding of cloud services, distributed systems, devops, and CI/CD practices
• You measure success by working software and end user satisfaction
• You have well-developed communications skills, enjoy collaborating, and are open to a pair-programming environment
• You value transparency and openness, and are willing to identify what we’re doing wrong and how we can do things better
• Collaborate with business partners and product owners to review backlog, ensuring they are clear, concise, and technically feasible.
• Translate product requirements into innovative solutions that provide an excellent client experience and align with architectural roadmap.
• Prepare detailed technical designs that account for security, resiliency, scalability, maintainability, and performance.
• Code, test, debug, implement, and support complex insurance products.
• Strive for continuous improvements of our processes, application, designs, and application execution.
• Collaborate with onshore/offshore contract resources, ensuring adherence to our processes and standards.

Job Qualifications


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

• Strong understanding of Java, J2EE, preferably with Spring Boot experience, bonus points for React experience
• Experience implementing business critical, high volume, and highly available applications is a must.
• Familiar with Test Driven Development (TDD) and testing tools such as Junit.
• Familiar with GitHub for source control, Jenkins, Maven or Griddle build process.
• Must be collaborative, adaptable, and have good communication skills. Prior experience working on agile teams is very desirable.
• Experience in Microservices, AWS, Pivotal cloud foundry, cloud technology, CI/CD is a plus.
• Experience working with relational databases, preferably SQL server
• Bonus points if you have experience with any of the following: application performance monitoring tools like Datadog/Dynatrace/AppDynamics/, an understanding of AWS cloud services

Compensation Data

Compensation range for this position is $68,800 - $126,200 per year, based on experience and qualifications.

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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