Software Developer - Big Data Development

State Farm Insurance   •  

Bloomington, IL

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Not Specified years

Posted 85 days ago

This job is no longer available.

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

Additional Details:

We’re looking for a knowledgeable Software Developer to join our team within State Farm’s Enterprise Technology department as we advance our capabilities focused on helping the organization to protect and better understand one of its most valuable asset -its data. We invite you to review the skills/experience outlined and hope you’ll consider this position as the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our data and systems continues to be a primary focus within State Farm.

Our Detective Controls team is responsible for monitoring State Farm’s development and test environments for sensitive information and alerting when a potential risk is detected. This is done through the use of two detective controls, Perimeter Monitoring and Data Scanning. Perimeter Monitoring identifies when improper data traffic occurs and Data Scanning searches for actual sensitive data so that it can be addressed. Protecting customer, consumer and associate data is the cornerstone of this work.


  • Knowledgeable in object-oriented Java development
  • Knowledgeable in Python
  • Familiarity with development tools such as Jenkins, Urban Code, GIT

  • Intermediate to expert level understanding of databases, data types, and data structures

  • Familiarity with Hadoop and the Hadoop ecosystem (HDFS, Cloudera Manager, PIG scripting, HUE, Impala, Oozie, YARN, Spark)

  • Familiarity with Linux (including running PuTTy, navigating the file system / checking services, command line functions)

  • Comfortable with all steps in the software development methodology

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to navigate the organization and collaborate with different teams in different locations


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.

Last Date to Apply: 12/31/2018 by 6:00 PM