Software Engineering Manager

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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Job Description
Allstate is expanding beyond insurance to offer our customers a complete circle of protection for all aspects of their lives.  The Allstate Family of Companies, formed through acquisition and new business startup, includes brands like Allstate Roadside Services, InfoArmor, SquareTrade, Esurance, Allstate Benefits, Allstate Dealer Services, and Drift Car Sharing.
In this role you will help to define, deliver, and manage the lifecycle of one or more emerging products; this includes the creation of product roadmaps, identification of assumptions, managing of partner relationships, creation of user stories/epics, and identification of acceptance criteria. Additionally, you would also be responsible for actively participating in our learning culture including coaching and mentoring staff, stakeholders and peers.

Key Responsibilities

Job Duties
?    Work with our product owner teams, as well as with the various Allstate Businesses and technology teams, to help create the product delivery strategy for products in our growing digital product portfolio.
?    Understand and support Restful API interfaces on an API Gateway (Apigee)
?    Enhance and define API products built for both B2B and B2C business Models
?    Collaborate with Solution Architects, Engineers and other Product owners to make decisions about product strategy and product delivery.
?    Ability to communicate complex and innovative concepts to a product development team with proven experience in data-driven decision making
?    Clear passion for topics of technology products and ability to innovate within a product space
?    Ability to be self-directed and proactively anticipate problems and seek solutions
?    Experience working in Agile – Scrum and SAFE methodologies
?    Define and manage metrics to measure the success of your efforts and to inform the overall product strategy.
?    Engage in discovery/test & learn activities to quickly validate assumptions and product direction.
?    Provide input on decomposing complex problems into smaller manageable tasks by prioritizing execution of a backlog for the Product Team.
?    Assist with managing the product backlog, contribute towards creating an effective vision and provide timely stakeholder feedback on development iterations.
?    Ensure the successful execution of development standards to ensure tight feedback loops and clear product definition.
?    Own the technical development team, delivery measures, and effectiveness (team performance) including People/Talent Management (career development, succession planning, performance calibrations, Human Capital Plan maintenance, resource allocation, hiring)

Job Qualifications

Job Qualifications
Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, or related experience
?    10+ years of technology experience with min of 5+ years’ experience in fast-paced organization performing as an Engineering Manager, with strong software development background. 
?    People management experience required
?    Excellent verbal; written communication; and people skills
?    Entrepreneurial with a strong inclination towards action, preferably with experience shipping software.
?    A high-energy, expert communicator with both technical and non-technical team members, brimming with positive, proactive energy and dynamic leadership skills with ability to motivate teams
?    Hungry for knowledge and understanding of both technical and business details
?    High level of maturity; comfortable leading meetings with people of all ages and backgrounds
?    Ability to proactively anticipate problems and seek opportunities
?    Strong understanding of API gateway, API protocols, API management console and API Documentation creation
?    Knowledge of publishing APIs using API management tools and gateways such as Google Cloud-APIGEE or similar products and Swagger, Javascript, python
?    Experience with delivering APIs to the Marketplace
?    Experience operating in an environment driven by KPIs where you had the accountability to determine the best course of action to meet your goals
?    Prioritizing work with multiple product teams across large organizations
?    Experience with Java, J2EE, REACT, Microservices and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. 
?    Experience with Web, mobile and cloud technology. 
?    Clear passion for topics of technology products and ability to innovate within a product space
?    An effective manager with the desire to cultivate leadership and high performance in the team you lead
?    A data-driven decision maker who blends sound business judgment with strong analytical thinking
?    Incredibly focused and attentive to detail, even while working in a very fast-paced environment
?    Able to prioritize tasks for yourself and others
?    Experience in insurance industry and voluntary benefits is a plus.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


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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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