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Java Principal Engineer

Company: GEICO
Location: Champaign
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

At GEICO Technology Solutions, we are on a journey to revolutionize the Insurtech space with our technology offerings in the Insurance market and provide excellent service with better efficiency to our Customers and Associates. To achieve our vision and mission, we are focusing on transforming our existing tech to deliver products and capabilities that are marketplace ready and are agnostic of the Line of Business or the Channel utilized. -
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With this massive mission, we are looking to build a strong team of skilled and talented engineers for our Claims Communication Technology team that bring a a passion for building high-performance, low-latency platforms, and applications. -If you are interested in transforming and building a new set of applications for Insurtech, this is a great opportunity to join as a leading member while we expand our team in this space. As a Principal Java Engineer, you will help drive our insurance business transformation as we redefine the experience for our customers. Our Principal Engineer is a lead member of the engineering staff working across Business Services Engineering, Data Engineering, Platform Engineering, and Infrastructure Engineering to ensure that we provide a friction-less experience to our customers, maintain the highest standards of protection and availability. The ideal candidate has deep Java development experience along with a proven background in Microservices and Containers Architecture (REST API, Dockers, Kubernetes, ASB) as well as EDA (Event Driven Architecture) using Kafka. Experience in Azure SQL VM or PostgreSQL is a plus. - Position Responsibilities
As a Principal Java Engineer, you will:
- Focus on a few key areas and provide leadership to the engineering teams
- Own the complete solution across its entire life cycle
- Deliver high-quality technology products and services in a hyper-growth environment where priorities shift quickly
- Influence and build vision with product managers, team members, customers, and other engineering teams to solve complex problems for building enterprise class business applications
- Be accountable for the quality, usability & performance of the solutions
- Lead in design sessions and code reviews to elevate the quality of engineering across the organization
- Utilize programming languages like Java, C#, Kotlin, Python, etc. and SQL and NoSQL databases, Container Orchestration services including Docker and Kubernetes, and a variety of Azure tools and services
- Coach other engineers professionally to help them realize their full potential
- Consistently share best practices and improve processes within and across teams Qualifications
- Fluency and Specialization with at least two modern languages such as Java, Kotlin, Python or C#, including object-oriented and functional programming
- Experience building products of micro-services-oriented architecture, extensible REST APIs and utilizing open-source frameworks
- Proficient experience with Spring Boot and other Spring projects such as Spring Data, Spring Integration Spring MVC, Spring Cloud, etc.
- Experience with containers and container orchestration such as Docker, Kubernetes etc.
- Proficiency in building cloud native HA solutions on public cloud platforms such as AWS/GCP/Azure
- Experience building the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
- Experience with event driven architectures and building event driven microservices with pub-sub/streaming technologies such as Kafka
- Experience with TDD/ATDD/ BDD
- In-depth knowledge of CS data structures and algorithms
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent problem-solving skills and proactive in troubleshooting
- Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
- Practical knowledge of working in Agile environment (Scrum/Kanban/SAFe) Experience
- 6+ years of professional software development experience within a Java framework (J2EE, web containers and Java)
- 4+ years of experience in open-source frameworks
- 3+ years of experience with architecture and design
- 3+ years of experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or another cloud service
- 1+ years of people management experience Education
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience #LI-MK1
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- Annual Salary $90,000.00 - $236,500.00 The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate's work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.
-At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.
- Benefits: As an Associate, you'll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures *Benefits may be different by location. - Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service. **Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect. The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

Keywords: GEICO, Champaign , Java Principal Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Champaign, Illinois

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