Software Developer

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State Farm Insurance
Agile, Architecture, Automated, Business Requirements, Developer, Development, Hadoop, Java, Jenkins, Management, Release, Research, Source Code, Testing, Unix
Full Time, Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

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Job Title:

Software Developer

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Employment Type:

Regular Full-Time




Not Required


Richardson, TX

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Possesses an understanding of how technology solutions meet the business outcomes and offers a range of solutions for business partners; understand business current and aspirational needs
  • Participates in sprint planning; provides work estimates to deliver product stories; owns development stories
  • Develops solutions on variety of platforms according to business requirements
  • Completes required coding to satisfy the defined acceptance criteria and deliver desired outcome
  • Leads solution design, considering risks, mitigations, performance, user experience, and testability
  • Assists in development of automated testing and supporting code as necessary
  • Completes required documentation to communicate information to deployment, maintenance, and business teams
  • Utilizes agile software development practices, data and testing standards, code reviews, source code management, continuous delivery, and software architecture
  • Participates in the full software development cycle including coding, testing, implementation, support and sunset
  • Designs, develops, tests and supports software in support of big data objectives
  • Possesses an understanding of User Experience practices to improve usability and interaction between the customer and product
  • Adopts Service Design, where appropriate, through architecture modularity to enable continuous delivery
  • Considers applying emerging technology solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness; expectation of continuous innovation
  • Resolves problems that result in a decreased time to market; improves quality, enhances flexibility, and embraces the solution provider mindset
  • Provides input into overall testing plan; contributes to test approach and scenarios for requirements
  • Provides product and/or process expertise necessary to support design, development, testing and execution of solutions
  • Exhibits DevOps mindset where team is accountable for product from inception to sunset

Additional Details:

  • Job may require travel via commercial transportation and/or driving motor vehicles
  • Job may require irregular work hours and travel outside normal business hours

Competencies desired: 

Technical/Functional Expertise

Decision Making & Judgment

Critical Thinking


Special skills needed:  To support the PCAS mission and vision, we are looking to add Software Developers to the PCAS System Team. This team is a program level agile team working in a collaborative environment that interfaces with many other areas of our department and company, but specifically provides services and capabilities to agile development teams working within the PCAS organization by supporting enablement in these five categories: 

• Delivery and Release

• Development

• Infrastructure

• Cross Product Integration

• Operations Support

For this position, we are looking for a qualified candidate to have the following Technical Skills:

• Basic Knowledge of Hadoop and related big data technologies and patterns, especially:  Kafka, Flume, Spark, Yarn, HDFS, Hive, etc.

• Skills needed in both object oriented and functional development languages/styles (Java, Clojure, Scala, others)

• Basic understanding of Unix/Linus based OS and commands

• Experience with Automation, Continuous Delivery, Maven, Jenkins, Docker, and knowledge of cloud-based infrastructure/environments are also highly desired

In addition, the candidate should:

• Demonstrate willingness to learn with a passion to teach/partner with others

• Ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment

• Foster innovation and encourage diversity of thought

• Have an inquisitive mind to research new technologies and think on their feet to solve complex problems and incorporate new ideas

• Committed to achieving and driving results

• Display an agile thought process and adaptive to fluid roles within a team context

• Communicate and collaborate within and across multiple teams in an enablement capacity.

Additional Competencies needed:

• Personal effectiveness:  Leadership and Communication

• Relationships:  Relationship building and inclusiveness

• Approach to work: Technical/functional expertise and Critical Thinking

• Results: Decision making and Judgment



Posted By

One State Farm Plaza Bloomington, IL, 61791


Company Information

We have one of the largest developer communities in the country, utilizing the latest technologies in Open Source, Rules Engines and Server Oriented Architecture to develop responsive web-based and native mobile applications for both internal and external customers. Our data professionals are able to learn at one of the largest OLAP and Analytical environments in the world. Not to mention, our infrastructure professionals support one of the world's largest private networks with end-to-end connectivity between nearly 150,000 employees, agents, and agent team members at more than 21,000 State Farm locations.
Dice Id : RTL906969
Position Id : 2830

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