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Senior Managing Software Engineer

Information Technologist

Software Engineering

$130,000.00 - $171,000.00


5 years



Chicago, Illinois, United States

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll 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 life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s 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. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

As a Senior Managing Software Engineer you will report to the Director of Engineering to build, coach and grow leaders of engineering teams contributing to our developer experience and productivity products. You will lead engineering teams creating an optimized coding experience allowing Allstate’s development community to move at unprecedented speeds. The ideal candidate will combine excellent technical and management skills to create value for our developers and product teams building upon our industry leading technology stack. This includes a deep understanding of integrated development environments (IDEs), cloud services, platform software, integration middleware and developer frameworks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the design and development of developer experience (DX) product features to increase developer discoverability and productivity.
  • Determine resource needs, develop plans and track progress to those plans; resolve conflicts to ensure timely delivery of features.
  • Provide hands-on leadership to a growing team of software engineers and software engineering managers.
  • Develop your teams by hiring, mentoring, motivating and rewarding team members.
  • Leverage a strong understanding of product, design and business priorities to solve high impact, highly complex problems.
  • Continuous delivery of enhancements for new features and capabilities. This means excellent development practices, careful code architecture creating open and software defined systems, and an organization built around rapid releases.
  • Champion software engineering best practices, including XP, Agile methodology and Scrum framework.

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Job Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a software engineering leadership role, managing other leaders and individual contributors working on highly technical products in a fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial with experience shipping modern software
  • Experience operating in an environment driven by KPIs where you had the accountability to determine the best course of action to meet your goals
  • Proven track record of building and managing high performing engineering teams
  • Clear passion for topics of technology, developer tools and an ability to identify possibilities to innovate in our product space
  • Ability to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities in both people management and code
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex concepts
  • Understanding of and experience working in a development environment including experience with Agile or Agile XP
  • Ability to communicate complex and innovative concepts to a broad range of stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent

Compensation Data

The minimum salary for this position is $130,000 to $171,000. The salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

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®.

For immediate consideration, please click here to apply now!

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s 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, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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