Software Engineer Lead

Chicago, Illinois
Sep 16, 2023
Nov 15, 2023
Job Type
Not Specified
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The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection.

We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.


Design, implement, test, and document software applications systematically. Manage running applications in production, and ensure success of digital products through achieving KPIs. Participate in product scoping, discovery, framing, and inceptions by providing technical input to translate user features into system design. Lead inception and iteration planning meetings, and provide technical input in close partnership with the product manager to reduce backlogs. Participate in daily site, cross-site, and product team standups to shape product architecture and design. Lead collaboration, and strategy alignment across product portfolios (cross-product) in partnership with product managers, other peers and key stakeholders. Serve as expert on multiple business domains, and technology stacks. Provide technical leadership to guide the team in choosing the right technology, solve technical problems, and resolve any technical conflicts within the team. Coach team, and lead daily practices using paired programming and test-driven development in writing software and building products. Establish continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment pipelines and practices. Lead and participate in knowledge sharing, and contribute to the overall growth of the collective knowledge of the CompoZed Labs community.

Position is fully remote may work from anywhere in the U.S.


Master's degree in Computer Science or related field (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus three years of experience as a Software Engineer or related occupation architecting and designing digital products using modern tools, technologies, frameworks, and systems or, alternatively, a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) and five years of experience as a Software Engineer or related occupation architecting and designing digital products using modern tools, technologies, frameworks, and systems. Specific skills/other requirements - Must also possess the following (quantitative experience requirements not applicable to this section): Demonstrated Expertise (DE) identifying and devising strategies to address the production support environment, achieving balance between the right technology and business process skillset within the team, and reducing the dependency on individual resources; DE establishing and monitoring KPIs to track overall defect rates, and establishing and monitoring goals for the Development team; DE managing the consumption of high SPLUNK Database and JVM allocation based on the number of transactions running; and DE managing workstreams to enhance user experience by improving platform availability and performance through the integrations of various services into the backend.Apply online at and reference position number: 749430

Compensation offered for this role is$134,118.00/yearand is based on experience and qualifications.

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.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit

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