Software Developer Technical Architecture

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State Farm Insurance
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Job Description

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Software Developer Technical Architecture

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Regular Full-Time




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Tempe, AZ

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

  • The ability to design business and technical solutions by analyzing and architecting solution possibilities, as well as provide designs based on architectural direction that has been set. Utilizes architectural direction to work with product teams to create and manage architectural artifacts. This skill helps to define aspirational architecture, documents product design and architectural decisions, contributes to one or more architecture disciplines by working across the disciplines to develop the best design to meet the business/technical requirements. Ability to work with other roles (e.g., Architects) to create and manage architectural artifacts. Includes the ability to write and test code as needed.

Additional Details:

The Infrastructure Area Architecture product suite is looking for highly motivated individuals with a strong infrastructure and Big Data architecture background, focused on researching and identifying new and innovative technologies to improve cost, quality, speed, and efficiency of IT.   As a member of the Architecture Team, your daily job will be a combination of researching, problem-solving, and collaborating across Infrastructure areas to optimize infrastructure services for best of breed business solutions. You will get an opportunity to work with and learn a variety of technologies and frameworks while designing and architecting solutions with broader platforms. The ideal candidate will be experienced with Big Data software development and tools, infrastructure support, and public cloud integration.

Technical Skills (2+ years experience):

  • Developing with the Hadoop ecosystem including Kafka, Hive, Solr, and HBase.

  • Vetting data technologies across multiple distributed platforms.

  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL (key-value, document, graph) solutions.

  • Integrating 3rd party and/or open source software with enterprise solutions.

  • Experience with web services (SOAP/REST).

  • Experience with Cloud solutions beneficial.

  • Experience with infrastructure automation products beneficial.

Skills/Professional Experience:

  • Strong development background with experience programming in multiple languages including Java, python, puppet, and ansible.

  • Experience performing industry research to develop strategies to mature big data solutions and platforms (cloud, Hadoop, internal, hybrid).

  • Ability to influence architecture standards and develop guidance for use of data technologies in support of Enterprise Data Principles and Enterprise Technology goals.

  • Ability to partner with product teams across Infrastructure to identify and enable integration patterns and technology opportunities using EOM and ITIL principles.

  • Ability to assess existing data technologies, ecosystems, frameworks, solutions, and procedures for potential improvements and operational efficiencies.

  • Ability to develop patterns and strategies supported by data driven results.

  • Serve as a subject-matter expert on the development of tactical and strategic solutions for big data.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills across multiple tools and platforms.

  • Ability to navigate the organization and collaborate across locations.

  • Ability to build relationships across various levels of the organization.

  • Ability to cultivate effective working relationships and empower others.

  • Ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment.

  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies.

  • Ability to coach and mentor others, particularly new employees.

  • Ability to foster innovation, encourage diversity of thought, and incorporate new ideas.

  • Experience or comfort working in a distributed environment.

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

This position will have an 18-month incumbency period,beginning on the effective date of the position, which must be met before the employee can post for any other lateral State Farm position.  Employees may be considered for openings for Technology Engineer positions or promotional opportunities into leadership at any time, and into a promotional position within the same job structure after 6 months from the effective date of the position. In these cases, the remaining incumbency would be waived.  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.





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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 : 5104

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