Allstate

Lead Software Engineer - Innovation R&D - Remote - Home Based Worker

Posted on Jul 16 Northbrook, IL 8 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.

Job Summary

Innovation is key to any company looking to become or stay the market leader. Allstate recognizes this need, and through the Innovation R&D team, we’re bringing concepts to market quickly using lean startup methodologies. Our goal is to prove feasibility and consumer need through metrics generated from real-world market tests.
 
We must grow and diversify our team’s skills in order to keep up with technology trends that may enable business opportunities or solve business problems in more cost-effective ways.  
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to join a team where your innovative thinking and technology skills can create a product that disrupts the market or creates a new one.

The Role:
Allstate is currently looking to hire an experienced Software Engineer to join the Research and Development team. The Software Engineer will be responsible for the development and implementation of innovative applications for a full variety of businesses, from the Agency channel, to the Claims team, to completely new markets.
 

Key Responsibilities
  • Leads the development of applications that test solutions for a business problem or create a new product or service that aligns to our corporate goals.
  • Leads and contributes to all phases in building new digital products, including programming, defect correction, unit testing, code review and deployment planning.
  • Facilitates a small team using agile development best practices (Scrum/Paired programming).
  • Leads a small team through the entire software development lifecycle.
  • Application monitoring and support as-needed
  • Provides expertise on cutting edge technologies and frameworks.
  • Collaborates with non-technical business-side members to define user requirements, investigate feasibility, iteratively build and ultimately present results.
  • Provides estimates for the work plan.
  • Assists in producing light-weight technical designs.
  • Suggests technology-driven features that may enhance the solution.
     
Job Qualifications
  • 5+ years of hands-on application development experience.


Proficient in full-stack web development using front-end frameworks (ReactJS) and backend frameworks Java (Spring), as well as HTML5 and CSS3.
Demonstrated technical leadership of small teams.
Up to date on web development security standards (OWASP).
Strong understanding for testing methodologies such as unit-testing, functional testing and service-oriented architecture.
1+ years of experience in mobile development IDEs highly preferred.
1+ years of experience applying machine learning (Python) also highly preferred.
Insurance industry experience 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 allstate.jobs/benefits/

 

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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

 

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