Software Dev-Object Oriented - Entry Level

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State Farm Insurance
Agile, Analysis, Android, Business Requirements, CSS, Developer, Development, HTML, iOS, J2EE, Java, JavaScript, JSP, Management, Mobile Application Development, Research, Ruby, WebSphere
Full Time, Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

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Software Dev-Object Oriented - Entry Level

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Regular Full-Time




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Bloomington, IL


State Farm is an innovative Fortune 50 organization with a work environment that values small teams and collaboration, encourages diversity of thought, and incorporates new ideas. We develop software on an internal, open-source cloud platform with 99.99% availability objectives. 

State Farm's product suite and supporting frameworks provide employees diverse opportunities to grow and develop.This opening is for an entry-level Object-Oriented or Mobile SOFTWARE DEVELOPER who will play a vital role in the development and advancement of both internal (company) and external (customer) business applications. Selected candidates may have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive training program which emphasizes Objected-Oriented design and test-driven development.

Preferred Qualifications:

* A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

* Academic success in key IT coursework

* Software development background including experience or coursework in two or more of the following:     

     o Java 5, 6, 7 or 8

     o Mobile Application Development (e.g., Android or iOS)

     o Spring

     o HTML, CSS, JSP, JSF

     o JavaScript

     o tcServer\WebSphere

     o Object Oriented Development/Design (e.g. Java, C#/.NET, Ruby, etc.)

     o Agile Development Practices

     o Ember.js (preferred)​

* Ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment

* Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

* Willingness and ability to learn new technologies

* Strong technical problem solving skills

* Strong critical thinking and analysis skills

We are offering staggered start dates throughout 2017.

This position will have an 18-month incumbency period for a lateral move and a 6-month incumbency period for a promotional opportunity (beginning on the effective date of the position) which must be met before the employee can post for any other State Farm position. The incumbency period does not affect the at will relationship between State Farm and the employee and does not create an employment contract, nor contractual rights. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops, and tests new and/or modifies existing web based applications in languages such as Java, J2EE, .NET, etc.
  • Handles migration of applications from mainframe languages to web based languages to meet business and technical requirements
  • Analyzes the technical and business requirements, including functional and non-functional requirements, to develop a systems solution
  • Works closely with business partners to understand business requirements to design ?quality technical solutions that align with business and IT strategies and comply with ?the organization's architectural standards
  • Conducts various proof of concepts on new technologies and work with senior architects to develop recommendations that align with State Farm's IT strategy
  • Provides system software support for State Farm web applications and components
  • Maintains a current understanding of how technology can enhance and offer a range of solutions for business partners
  • Resolves problems that result in a decreased time to market; improves quality, enhances flexibility, and embraces the solution provider mindset

  • Designs, develops, and tests the creation and/or maintenance of web based applications
  • Applies a thorough knowledge and strategic view of one or more web applications/tools (not J2EE exclusive) to help meet the needs of the organization and complete assignments
  • Conducts research and integrates industry best practices into Systems processes and potential solutions
  • Influences and offers feedback to business and systems partners to enhance the vision for web based software development, integration, and support
  • Drives/delegates unit work of other analysts (financial responsibility, expense management) and anticipates emerging trends
  • Leads and/or contributes strategic work (crosses multiple organizational boundaries) and influences the direction set for teams, procedures, and processes
  • Drives, embraces, and enables an environment of change - fostering innovation, championing initiatives, efforts, and ideas for Systems and the Enterprise
  • Maintains solid relationship and strategic partnering skills with business partners, team members, and external associates
  • Understands, supports, and helps define the vision and direction for web software development
  • Demonstrates depth or breadth of knowledge regarding Systems Department technology trends/changes, best practices, and processes to complete assignments and influence the direction of solutions
  • Leads and/or contributes to technical work that crosses organizational boundaries while championing initiatives and ideas for Systems and the Enterprise

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One State Farm Plaza Bloomington, IL, 61791


Company Information

With more than 65,000 employees and 18,000 agents serving more than 80 million policies and accounts, State Farm is proud to rely on the expertise of one of the nation’s largest IT teams. IT employees at State Farm benefit from size, security and the innovative spirit of an industry leader. With opportunities to work in select markets across the country, now’s the time to take your job to a better state and work for a company that values all you have to offer.
Dice Id : RTL906969
Position Id : req1960

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