Java Primary Engineer/Architect

Allstate Insurance Company.
Jacksonville, Florida
Not Specified
Apr 19, 2019
Jun 18, 2019

Where good people build rewarding careers.

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.

Job Description

Allstate Benefits is a leading provider of voluntary insurance, we are committed to providing superior products and services with cutting edge technology, exceptional customer service and compassionate claims administration. With over 40,000 groups in force and insuring more than 3 million employees, we deliver the promise of the Good Hands every day

Job Description

The Primary Engineer oversees and advises on code/design analysis and strategy, supports project management, develops code and design for the most complex projects, and oversees the review of code, design, and testing. The Primary Engineer serves as a subject matter expert in one or more application areas, utilizing broad technical expertise to identify new application solutions and improve process efficiency. The Primary Engineer coaches and mentors all application developers.

This position is on the Allstate Benefits IT Product Delivery team, responsible for delivering new solutions to Allstate Benefits business problems. This includes providing new technical capabilities to improve the integration of existing systems, as well as delivering new business functionality making build vs buy decisions as appropriate.

  • Expert level understanding of Java/Oracle and some understanding .NET/SQL, with good understanding of microservices architecture
  • Well versed with design such as OOP, Resiliency, Circuit Breaker Development and web services using HTTP/Rest and SOAP
  • Determine development standards, programming approach, tools, and techniques that best meet the business requirements
  • Oversee business, functional, and high level technical requirements (including recovery, security, and audit)
  • Approve application configuration created by other application developers
  • Train, mentor and build competent technical teams

Key Responsibilities

Manages complex technical design components and acts as a referral expert in appropriate languages, data structures, vended packages, techniques and design methods

Determines programming approach, tools, and techniques that best meet the business requirements. Oversee development standards

Performs coding of highly complex modules as a subject matter expert

Manages the resolution of highly complex problems

Identifies opportunities, from a technical perspective, for promoting process efficiency, simplification, and improving application performance

Job Qualifications


Associates or Bachelors degree in Computer Science, MIS and/or equivalent work experience; 7 plus years of application development experience, insurance experience or specific industry designation, relevant technical designations and/or advanced degree preferred.

Technical and Professional Expertise - Required

At least 7 years of experience with Java, Spring Framework, Hibernate, REST Standards, Spark, Python, Git;

At least 7 years of front end experience using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and JavaScript

At least 7 years of Agile (one or more of these) JIRA, Confluence, Slack;

At least 7 years of experience with relational databases, including Oracle, SQL Server

At least 7 years leading full lifecycle delivery of complex systems, including requirements, design, build, test, and deployment;

At least 5 years of experience integrating enterprise applications employing capabilities such as Services Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Service Bus, web services and messaging;

Technical and Professional Expertise Preferred

Experience with ASP.Net and C# a plus

Experience leading Agile teams, including practice of Pair Programming and Test Driven Development;

Experience implementing standards for system design and development processes, methods, and tools;

Experience working with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery processes and tool automation (one or more of these) Jenkins, Bamboo, Artifactory, SonarQube, Maven;

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 thats 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, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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