Overview

Allstate is looking to add someone to our Allstate CompoZed Development team!

The Opportunity

CompoZed Development is growing daily – across our multiple Allstate development groups we’ve launched several products and we haven’t stopped accelerating. We are committed to moving quickly as the number of projects and products continues to expand and evolve, leveraging our skills to assist the Allstate development groups in bringing the best solutions and services to market.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join an organization where your innovative thinking and technology skills can make an impact on the future of the way Allstate develops and delivers software in the future.

The Team

We are the Allstate CompoZed Development team. We bring to market innovative services and solutions for Allstate by partnering with IT developers across the company leveraging the Agile XP methodology and the Pivotal Cloud Foundry technology platform. On most CompoZed projects, the technical team is a mix of a Product Manager (representing the business needs), a Product Designer providing UX information architecture and design, as well as highly skilled and diversified Product Developers.

The Role

Allstate CompoZed Agile XP developers have competencies in all aspects of engineering, including testing/QA, front end JavaScript and mobile development, back-end and SQL. Most developers are also skilled in DevOps, including systems administration-style work such as scripting deploys and setting up continuous integration. Pairing developers with other experienced team members ensures training and knowledge transfer is happening as efficiently as possible without risking the quality of the development.  This role drives quality delivery through:

Utilizing Paired programming
Leveraging Test-Driven Development
Daily interactions and open communication channels with you and your Product Manager
Participation in Iteration Planning, Stand-up and Retrospective meetings
Able to facilitate diverse teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets
Able to work effectively across organizational and geographical boundaries

Expectations for a CompoZed developer include:

Demonstrate technical skills and aptitude needed to meet/exceed delivery velocity expectations as a full stack developer
Actively learn different technologies as needed for delivery of stories
Adhere to CompoZed practices (for example, pair programming and test-driven development) and hold others accountable for the same
Deliver on all phases of development work from initial kick-off, technical setup, application development, and support
Serve as a leader in all dimensions of the work:  people, process, technology
Embrace approach of making collaborative, fast, local decisions; then course correct as/if needed (test/learn/iterate)
Active participation in regular CompoZed meetings (e.g., site standup, product team standup, iteration planning meeting, retrospective, lunch & learns)
Actively work to transfer knowledge of Allstate CompoZed practices and technical skills to other people (including delivery areas) to grow adoption
Provide meaningful/thoughtful feedback on others as requested
Receive constructive criticism and take necessary steps to improve where/when needed
If there is bench time, leverage it to work on any assigned projects and/or for self-study to advance technical skills
Developed code should promote principles of 12 factor apps, availability, scalability, maintainability and security
Maintain positive outlook in handling continuous change and bring a sense of urgency in driving positive change at Allstate (innovation, faster time to market, improved quality)
Embrace an organization model that is self-directed / self-managed as a team and as individuals
Satisfy all administrative-type requirements such as Prism timesheets, HR timesheets, performance management process, annual compliance, security training, etc.

You are entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action and leadership in ambiguous situations
You are passionate about technical topics such as computer languages and frameworks, mobility and Internet of Things.
You can translate complex user stories into a good technical code and deliver it effectively.
You’re ready to judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of your customers.

Preferred Qualifications

1-2+ years technology development and implementation experience.
Knowledge of Agile methodologies (especially Agile XP), including paired programming and test driven development.
Excellent Java and/or JavaScript coding background including familiarity with the following tools:Intellij-IDE
Github
Spring Framework
AnjularJS or ReactJS
MySQL or MongoDB

Familiarity with the following is a plus:
Jenkins
nodeJS

Undergraduate degree in software engineering or computer science.

About Allstate

Think that working in the insurance field cant be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. Youll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers lives. Well help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, youll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And youll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.